Skip to comments.Inside the Brutal World of America's Kidnapping Capital (Phoenix)
Posted on 08/17/2010 7:40:25 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
Maria was drifting off to sleep on the bedroom floor. She could hear women getting raped in the next room. Only she didn't hear screams she heard the laughter of male guards.
A kidnapping victim rescued by the Phoenix Police Department's Home Invasion and Kidnapping Enforcement unit.
The women had been drugged by their rapists, who had done the same to Maria as soon as she walked into the house. They forced her to swallow a red liquid and handed her some chalky, white pills. She drank the liquid and tucked the pills on the side of her mouth, but they were slowly dissolving.
The drugs were beginning to deaden her senses.
Maria had arrived at the modest three-bedroom house in west Phoenix several days earlier in the back of a white van. She was one of about a dozen other immigrants who had hired coyotes to smuggle them into the United States in May. They each paid the human smugglers about $1,800 to guide them safely through the treacherous Arizona desert.
Their guides betrayed them. They delivered them to other coyotes, who were more vicious than their counterparts. The kidnappers demanded another $1,700 apiece for Maria and the 12 others, including two young boys, they were holding.
The armed captors had tried to lock up Maria in the same room with the other women. She was gripped by fear as she watched one of the guards stripping off the women's clothes.
Maria's husband argued with the kidnappers, telling them that she was sick, that he needed to keep an eye on her. Rather than hassle with a couple of the pollos (smugglers' slang for their cargo), the guards allowed them to stay together.
Along with the men, the smugglers stashed her in the master bedroom.
(Excerpt) Read more at phoenixnewtimes.com ...
For people to take these kind of chances, mexico must really suck.
Hey, here’s an idea! Let’s sue Arizona so they can’t put a stop to this.
I am John McCain and I support this.
Really disgusted that Jan Brewer and Palin campaigned with MCCain.
A bullet to the knee, a gunstock to the face...
And to absent mindedly walk out of the room, leaving the kidnappers with the victims...for 15 minutes.
Ummm I thought kidnapping was a Federal Crime. The stupid Obama admin. is asleep at the switch or doesn’t care. Yet, I’m sure if a kid like Elian washed up in Miami he would send Jack booted ATF thugs to “Rescue” him
Our soldiers are in the wrong countries. The neighbors to the South and fellow citizens are in need of their expertise.
It is NOT the citizens of the United states that persecute Mexicans, it’s other MEXICANS!!!! Yet they complain about us, instead of their own.
SEAL the border!!
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