Skip to comments.Human smugglers showing violent upswing, ICE says
Posted on 07/06/2010 11:01:04 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
Houston raids reveal drug gangs' savage attacks on illegal immigrants
The smuggler, nicknamed "El Pelon," Baldy, forced the 11 illegal immigrants to strip naked shortly after they arrived at the southwest Houston stash house, hoping to complicate any plans for escape.
He and the other smugglers led the men up a staircase to a room on the second floor.And there, they lived in what one Honduran immigrant described as a "state of terror" for days while the smugglers attempted to extort more money from their relatives to secure their release.
One man said a smuggler stepped on his chest until blood came from his mouth. He was beaten, wrapped in a trash bag and left in a closet. The men said they were made to do "bad things," sexual acts, to one another by El Pelon, who would take pictures with his cell phone and send them to his friends, according to court records.
By the time Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials rescued the immigrants last August, one of the immigrants held at the house told agents he was contemplating jumping from the second-story window.
ICE Assistant Special Agent Sean McElroy said in the past year investigators have seen an upswing in cases involving weapons and an escalation in the level of violence in Houston's human smuggling trade. McElroy said ICE does not specifically track instances of smuggling-related violence, though he rattled off a string of recent cases to prove his point. There was the bust that rescued the 11 illegal immigrants from El Pelon and his accomplices, a case scheduled for trial in federal court this fall.
Last summer, ICE agents rescued two women from a northwest Houston apartment who said they were raped daily at gunpoint by several smugglers.
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Blame that damn open border. Border secure = no stories like this.
El Pelon is probably lining the pockets of some porn-watching federal officials in no hurry to stop him or the traffic.
Just high up is that federal official one must ask?
ahhh... so this is the reason ICE is going after movie downloaders
A week doesn’t go by without a Mexican panga landing here on the coast of San Diego country with drugs or illegals. If some weren’t getting thru then the boats would stop coming, but they don’t. We can only assume that our sea-border on the west coast is no where near closed.
“We can only assume that our sea-border on the west coast is no where near closed.”
The necessary resources have not been allocated.
The SEALS could use the smugglers as a real
world training ground. They are in Coronado,
so the action is local. Use any contraband as
a source of funding for the “training”.
Okay, let me get this straight.
Smuggler makes you strip naked, then you have to have sex with other men.
And by the time ICE gets there, ONE guy is THINKING about jumping, oh, *maybe* 8-10 feet from a second story window??!?!
I'm thinkin' maybe that they were all diggin' it.
I'm thinkin' maybe that they were all diggin' it...
Reminds me of a Ron White joke...
Talked about someone who was up taking flying lessons. Guy found out his instructor was gay, and had a black belt.
Instructor said you have two options...have sex with me, or jump.
So his friend asked him, "Did you jump?"
Guy said, "Oh, yeah...at first..."
I think this was a violation of some of the Geneva Conventions.
Obama is committed to subjecting illegals to this kind of toruture and abuse because he loves ‘em so much. Obama is loving everyone to death.