Just because you don’t hear much about cartel violence and smuggling doesn’t mean it still isn’t happening. From the Las Vegas Sun:
Mexican authorities say they have found 19 shot and burned bodies near a town across the Rio Grande from Texas in an area that has seen violent territorial disputes between organized crime groups in recent years.
All had been shot, but shells were not found at the site, leading investigators to believe they were killed somewhere else.
Camargo is a major smuggling transit point for drugs and migrants. Organized crime groups covet control of stretches of the border because they make money off everything that crosses the border.