Teens warned of dangers of recruiting by cartels

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday issued a warning to parents that Mexican drug cartels are recruiting Texas high-school students for drug, weapons and human smuggling.

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Mexican drug cartels recruiting teens, Texas officials say

"In '09 we started seeing that happening with the bridge cases, when the cartels started getting our teenage students to move drugs across the bridge," McCraw said. "Texas teenagers provide unique compatibility to the cartels. They're U.S. citizens, they speak Spanish, they're able to operate on both sides of the border and they're expendable labor."

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