Skip to comments.Sheriff Joe Smashes Human Smuggling Cartel; Ring Leader Had Been Deported 8 Times
Posted on 08/17/2013 8:01:04 PM PDT by montag813
by John Hill
Stand With arizona
Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies have smashed a human smuggling ring that has brought hundreds and perhaps thousands of illegal aliens in and through Arizona over the past 4 years. The daring raid comes amid concerns that a judge's ruling could curtail such enforcement actions in the future.
The suspects are part of a multi-million dollar illegal alien smuggling ring. After a five month investigation, Maricopa detectives tracked the operation to a home outside Phoenix. That's where they found the ringleader, a man who'd already been deported eight times -
That man is 35-year-old Javier Rito-Martinez. He controls a human smuggling cartel that brought illegals to the U.S. from Oaxaca, Mexico. He and 9 other suspects were arrested by MCSO deputies in the raid.
Neighbors reacted to the sudden and massive assault on Rito-Martinez' compound by MCSO deputies and SWAT teams.
"I saw all these unmarked sheriffs' cars coming down and there was like 12 of them and they all had their lights going," says neighbor Shelly House. House saw the SWAT team storm her neighborhood and thought something significant was happening down the street -- and she was right.
House says she'll sleep better knowing the sheriff is cracking down on smugglers. "He's doing a great job, I believe and as long as he stays focused on that I think we can get this problem under control," says House.
Sheriff's deputies arrested ten suspects - all illegal aliens from Mexico. Three of them have been deported multiple times in the past. Rito-Martinez was deported eight times, Irinero Rios Ordaz was deported five times, and Fernando Benitez-Valdez was deported four times.
With his characteristic understatement, Sheriff Joe ridiculed the DHS' claim that the criminal illegal aliens they released in Arizona and other states would somehow be "supervised" by other means:
"They just released (hundreds of) illegal immigrants from jails in Arizona, how are they going to keep track of these people once again when they can't keep track of how many suspects cross the border and come back? So I have a little concern about that," said Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Video coverage here).And of course Joe is right. DHS and ICE have a atrocious record of keeping track of released illegal aliens - which is why between 2009 and 2011, illegals they released went on to murder 19 Americans and rape another 142.
Arpaio says Rito-Martinez did business in the valley for four years. According to local police reports, he was even involved in a gun battle in 2010. "We have this guy that's been involved in this type of activity for so many years and he's been deported eight times.
He's not going to be deported this time, he's going to jail," said Arpaio.
The importance of this raid cannot be overstated - not just for Arizona but for ALL Americans.
That is because Arizona is the principal gateway for illegal entry into the U.S. Thanks to Arizonas tough immigration laws, 80% of illegals captured by Sheriff Joe and his deputies are headed for other states. And since Arpaios department captures a staggering 25% of all illegals caught in the U.S. each year, Joe doesnt just keep illegal alien rapists, robbers, gangbangers and identity thieves out of Arizona he also keeps criminals from threatening cities and towns across America.
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After that many deportations and re-invasions, these should be staked down in the desert and left for animal and insect food. One wonders how many human beings these thugs have murdered in their operations?
Quick someone ask McLaim if he knows if this guy would be disqualified from amnesty under his plan.
Tall Tree ..Short Rope
to sit and mope
the perp looks like pure evil to me.
EIGHT FELONY ARRESTS????
doesnt anybody but california have a three strike law??
FIRE UP THE CHAIR!!
I’d love for Joe to run for Arizona senator, but Maricopa County needs him too much.
More than we will ever know. Many more than we will ever know. That is one of the tragedies of the illegal trade.
So Sheriff Joe captures 25% of all illegals captured, and does regular police work. What the h*#l does the border patrol do?
Dump the body at Big Sis’s house.
Arizona is only considered the ‘principle gateway for illegals’ due to Joe’s capture efforts.
the other states probably have as many illegals flowing through, but aren’t capturing them
Only what 0bama will permits them to do. Very little.
Get killed by cartels armed by our government.
You can count Texas as not stopping illegals. Sure wish Perry would put the National Guard on the border and shut it down but that will never happen and Abbott running for Governor and Patterson for Lt. Gov with his expanded green card program is only going to make it worse.
Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies have smashed a human smuggling ring that has brought hundreds and perhaps thousands of illegal aliens in and through Arizona over the past 4 years.
No wonder Eric "the Red" Holder hates Sheriff Joe so much.
i wondered why the towns along the border don’t get together and help get the fence built. it’d reduce their crime and help their property values
I sent mine in yesterday (wan't much, but every bit . . .)