Skip to comments.3 illegal aliens caught with $2M of marijuana (Sheriff Arpaio)
Posted on 11/14/2012 11:20:40 AM PST by Red Steel
After a week of investigating, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office drug suppression task force seized millions of dollars in marijuana.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio says three illegal aliens were arrested after deputies found 3,500 pounds of marijuana being transported inside their vehicle. The drugs are estimated to be worth $2 million, according to deputies.
Sheriff Arpaio says, "More and more illegal aliens are smuggling drugs into the country and it's getting increasingly dangerous for my deputies. This concern has prompted me to issue automatic weapons in the near future to all my deputies, including those detectives who work in the higher drug traffic areas like the desert in the near future."
The suspects, 41-year-old Melchicedec Nini-Cabrera, 49-year-old Eucario Salano-Nino and 30-year-old Jesus Ismael-Birgen, are all Mexican nationals. They were booked into the 4th Avenue jail on felony charges of possession and transportation of marijuana.
” Sheriff Arpaio says, “More and more illegal aliens are smuggling drugs into the country and it’s getting increasingly dangerous for my deputies. “
One brave man out of thousands in public office.
These are what you call undocumented small business owners in Colorado.
Trying to prevent competition against our now legitimized and untouchable US pothead cartels (Colorado, Washington,...)?
Send them on to California where its all good.
Not a bad idea, but he should keep them in jail, and SELL IT to the Cali clinics!
Hijole! That’s a LOT of Mota!
Another argument for legalizing and regulating drugs - the addictive mind-altering drug alcohol is not smuggled into this country and its shippers pose no threat to law enforcement officers.
And note that $2M is a drop in the bucket; the value of the drug trade is in the several tens of Billions.
Yeah... Keep fighting the "good fight" and justify those budgets. :-|
Once you get above inflating the price of something 100,000%... the digit in front becomes kind of meaningless I guess.