The Mexico massacre on Monday, Nov. 4, shocked the nation over the death of nine Americans whose convoy came under fire in a daylight ambush by gunmen believed to be affiliated with a drug cartel in Mexico.

Today, Nov. 6, Tom Homan, former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement director, told “Fox & Friends First” about the brutal power of Mexico’s drug cartels.

“The Mexican criminal cartels control everything on the northern border of Mexico,” Homan said, adding that no criminal activity or smuggling occurs in the country without the approval of the cartels.

A suspect was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 6, near the Arizona border with Mexico. The Agency for Criminal Investigation said in a statement on Facebook that the suspect, who was holding two hostages that were bound and gagged inside a vehicle, was found in the town of Agua Prieta, right across the border from Douglas, Arizona.

Homan said a lot of members of law enforcement and the military in Mexico are corrupt and there should be more effort from the United States to stop the demand for drugs from Mexico, according to FOX News

“There’s more to this story than we know,” he said, adding that the numbers will “explode” if Mexico can no longer be declared a “safe third country” for migrants and Mexican nationals, they will seek asylum in the United States.

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