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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 1 decade ago

Can you believe this nine illegal immigrants hauling backpacks of marijuana no charges filed 4 having weed ?

Bandits shot at nine illegal immigrants hauling backpacks of marijuana near Tubac early Saturday morning, Santa Cruz Sheriff Tony Estrada said. The shots disrupted a stretch of nine months without violence in Puerto Canyon, west of Tubac, he said. The area had been rife with drug thefts in the prior two years. The immigrants, one of whom was a guide, walked for four days carrying 50-pound packs of drugs before they were attacked, Estrada said. About 4 a.m., two or three bandits, armed with a handgun and a rifle, yelled in Spanish for the group to drop their packs and run, he said.

They fired shots into the air while issuing the command, Estrada said, and though each immigrant followed directions, at least two were shot.

Jose Octavio Portillo, 23, of Nogales, Son., was hit in the forearm by a small caliber bullet, Estrada said. Portillo's uncle, whose name was not released, was grazed.

Portillo and two others ran to a market in Tubac, where they used a public phone to call police, Estrada said.

Portillo was taken to University Medical Center with injuries that were not life threatening, and the Border Patrol tracked down another five illegal immigrants in the desert, Estrada said.

The guide, the backpacks of drugs and the bandits were not found, he said.

It was unclear how much the illegal entrants were to be paid for their loads or who the guide was, Estrada said.

The eight who were apprehended returned voluntarily to Mexico, said Chuy Rodriguez, a Border Patrol spokesman.

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/daily/local/74184.php

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "It was unclear how much the illegal entrants were to be paid for their loads or who the guide was, Estrada said.

    The eight who were apprehended returned voluntarily to Mexico, said Chuy Rodriguez, a Border Patrol spokesman."

    What's really bad is that if this was a citizen they would be doing some hard time for transporting drugs! Our laws and judges are not lenient on drug traffickers anymore, unless of course you are an illegal trespasser. (oh what was the words the article used, "illegal entrants")

    Just another example of why we need more border security. Oh and to think we wouldn't even know about this incident if one of them hadn't called the police!! How many more stories like this that we don't know about because the "illegal entrants" didn't inform the police???

    And Yes I can believe it........... this is the situation the US is in now.

  • 1 decade ago

    DARN I don't smoke pot anymore *snigger*

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