Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ten Children Rescued from Human Smugglers in Phoenix

Another tragic example of how the lack of border security leads to felonious activity. 

AP Photo
AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin


PHOENIX (AP) -- Ten children have been rescued from human smugglers who threatened to rape and kill some of them if their parents didn't pay more money for their entry into the U.S., authorities said Friday.

The children, from 2 to 17 years old, were smuggled from Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala, and were being held against their will at a drop house in Phoenix, authorities said. Only one of them was being brought into the country with a parent.

The smugglers threatened to rape and kill three El Salvadoran sisters ages 12, 14 and 16 if their mother didn't pay them $10,000, Arizona Department of Public Safety Capt. Fred Zumbo said. 

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