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.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Drug traffickers sentenced in digging, operating tunnel

Associated Press
Feb. 28, 2008
12:00 AM

Four drug traffickers have been sentenced for their roles in digging and operating a drug tunnel between the U.S. and Mexico.

Rigoberto Gaxiola Medina, who authorities say is linked to the dangerous and powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, was sentenced to 11 years after being convicted of ordering the construction of the 330-yard-long, 2-yard-wide tunnel leading from a house in Nogales, Sonora, to a house in Nogales, Ariz., the federal Attorney General's Office said in a statement.

Roque Duarte Munoz, who was in charge of receiving the drugs on the U.S. side, and Juan Francisco Quintero Arce, who was responsible for transporting the drugs through the tunnel, also each received 11 years in prison.

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