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Cartel gunmen tie three immigrants to top of Arizona border fence after refusing to smuggle drugs

June 29, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Cartel gunmen tie three immigrants to top of Arizona border fence after refusing to smuggle drugs

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Authorities on the southern frontier of Arizona say armed cartel members tied up three undocumented immigrants to the top of the border fence in Arizona as a punishment for refusing to smuggle drug loads across the border.

Officials said they discovered the three men bound in the border city of Nogales after one of the individuals managed to call 911 on Friday morning.

In an interview with the Nogales International, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Paul Estrada told the newspaper: “It’s just another one of those things that happens along the border … It never seems to surprise you.”

Just before the incident, the immigrants were getting ready to jump the border fence in an attempt to gain entrance illegally into the United States. A group of armed men ambushed them in their efforts and told the victims that if they wanted to cross the border, they would have to bring drugs with them. When the men refused, the gunmen tied them to a fence “like piñatas”, said Estrada.

According to Breitbart Texas, armed and dangerous cartel members monitor everything that crosses into their territories. A majority of illegals that have crossed the border has provided one of the many drug cartels that control the border with money or labor.

Just last year, one immigrant, who crossed without making prior arrangements, was seized by cartel members in Arizona and was then sodomized. After the attack, the man spent hours in the hospital where nurses and doctors work tirelessly to remove splinters from the stick that was used to penetrate him during the assault.

In 2013, the U.S. Treasury Dept. identified eight regional plaza bosses who maintained firm control of the Arizona border region with Mexico.

In January, U.S. and Mexico authorities arrested 24 members of the Sinaloa Cartel during a joint top secret cross-border operation around Sonoyta, Mexico, which sits just across from Lukeville, Arizona.

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