Mexican cartels operate training camps near border


By Alfredo Corchado
The Dallas Morning News

CAMARGO, Mexico -- The ranch near this border community is isolated, desolate and laced by arroyos -- an ideal place, experts say, for training drug cartel assassins.

Mexican drug cartels have conducted military-style training camps in at least six such locations in northern Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon states, some within a few miles of the Texas border, according to U.S. and Mexican authorities and the printed testimony of five protected witnesses who were trained in the camps.

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