Drug runner turns to No More Deaths after robbery and murderby Karl W Hoffman on May. 17, 2011, under Border Issues, Uncategorized
In a troubled area in the desert west of Tubac, border crime and violence continues to spill over into the US. Although border cities and towns are safer than they have ever been, the rugged terrain of the high Sonoan Desert is a hot bed of illegal activity. One would never know by the increased tourism in local businesses that not to far away, human and drug smuggling, rape, robbery and murder are on the incline while a turf war is brewing.
A suspected drug smuggler, commonly called a” mule” along with other smugglers in his group bring illegal drugs into the US, was reportedly ambushed Sunday by armed bandits. In a remote area west of I19 and 20 miles north of the border near Aliso Springs Canyon. According to statements from one of the survivors made to Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Department, One of the smugglers tried to run but was gunned down. Then the bandits forced the survivors to burry the murdered mans body at gunpoint in exchange for their lives. According to Sheriff Estrada one of the alleged smugglers-turned-murder witness found a No More Deaths camp. One of many a so called humanitarian aid camps scattered through out the border region that aids illegal border crossers and criminal activate.
Several volunteers went to call 911 from an area that had cell service.
Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies along with Border Patrol Agents and searching the area for the body.
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