Government Endorsed Chaos On The Border
Source: Arizona Star
Authorities on Monday morning arrested 44 people believed to be involved in a family-run people-smuggling ring that has been operating out of Bowie for more than a decade.This service provided by our weak willed government that refuses to acknowledge the chaos on the border, falling back on ridiculous platitudes everytime they are confronted with the merest hint of reality.
Eleven others are still wanted and all have been indicted on charges of human smuggling and money laundering. *snip*
The ring, dubbed the Juarez Alien Smuggling Organization, is said to have smuggled hundreds of illegal entrants into the country, primarily from Mexico but also from Central America. Snip*
The process, according to the news release, was as follows:
Entrants would be housed in Agua Prieta before crossing into the United States. Guides would then take them through the desert to a predetermined location along Arizona 80, north of Douglas.
Drivers would pick them up there and take them to Bowie. That trip alone cost the entrants anywhere from $500 to $800.
The illegal entrants could not leave Bowie until their fees were paid by relatives. Then, transportation was arranged to Phoenix and other locations throughout the country. The cost to travel outside of Arizona was as high as $2,000 per person.
Failing to pay the smuggling fees had many consequences, including being assaulted, shot or abandoned, said John Lewis, FBI special agent in charge.
Infants and small children were often separated from their parents and brought across the border by young women who posed as their mothers, he added.
The children were often given sleeping pills or Tylenol to sedate them and keep them quiet while going through a port of entry.
During the course of the smuggling venture, people known as enforcers and guides were usually armed and would use the firearms to intimidate, menace and even shoot those who did not comply with their orders, the news release said.
A reminder of another slimy player in this game...
Fees were always paid through wire services such as Western Union to conceal, promote and disguise the nature, location, source, ownership and control of the smuggling proceeds.The misery continues...
For about 30 years, the Juarez family has been involved in criminal activity, said Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever.And why did the Jaurez family have "complete control of the Bowie area?" Perhaps because America didn't and allowed this savage crime cartel a free hand to do their dirty business. When you hear people prattle on about compassion and comprehensive remember this story proudly brought to you by the forces of compassion and comprehensive, our weak willed, corrupt government.
The Juarez family had complete control of the Bowie area, Lewis said. Officials said they hope that the arrests will bring an end to the fear that residents have experienced for decades.
H/T Digger who has more
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