Distortion on Google Maps
The following set of images show: a 15-mile stretch of the Southern border in the Hudspeth County in Texas is heavily distorted on Google Maps – it looks as if someone played with the satellite imagery in Photoshop and edited it by hand.
The distortion starts only two and a half miles south of the Fort Hancock border control. It is widely known that the border fence abruptly ends in Fort Hancock, TX. The distortion ends at the foot of the Quitman Mountains.
It’s unclear why the area should be distorted since there are no visible structures located – see the satellite imagery below.
The Mexican side of the border, on the Chihuahua state, it is infamous for an extremely high level of violence as drug cartels control many places in the area.
In particular, the valley between the Quitman Mountains and mountains in the northwestern part of the Chihuahua state are a busy smuggling corridor via drug cartels trafficking marijuana and cocaine to the US.