Islamic terrorists and drug cartels in Mexico are planning attacks against U.S.-Mexico border ports around Inauguration Day, according to a report by the Washington watchdog group Judicial Watch. Jihadi and cartel groups reportedly attacked near the site of a new U.S. Consulate just last week in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico – located directly across from Laredo, Texas. The attacks are part of an effort to send incoming President Donald Trump a message about who is in control, the report states.

A deadly shootout took place last week at the construction site of a new $155 million U.S. Consulate building, which is scheduled to be completed in September. “The Mexican military responded to the attack, law enforcement sources on both sides of the border confirm insisting that their identities be kept confidential for security reasons, and at least three soldiers were either killed or critically wounded in the ambush,” Judicial Watch reported on Jan. 12. READ MORE