News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Alleged Juárez cartel hit men see judge, sent back to prison

By Louie Gilot / El Paso Times

Article Launched: 02/20/2008 12:00:00 AM MST

The 21 alleged Juárez drug cartel hit men who were arrested last Saturday in Juárez and who included five U.S. citizens were formally presented to a judge Monday, officials with the Juárez city police said Tuesday.

The men were transferred under heavy guard from the state prison south of Juárez to the offices of the Mexican attorney general and back to prison. Police said about 150 officers from the Mexican army, the federal preventive police, the state and the city police participated in the operation.

The men were arrested during a raid on an alleged stash house of the Juárez drug cartel in the Campestre Arboleda colonia. The raid was the most spectacular intervention by federal police forces in Juárez since the city's mayor asked for help in combatting warring drug traffickers last month.

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