Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Tuesday, 09.30.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2
 3  4  5  6  7  8  9
 10  11  12  13  14  15  16
 17  18  19  20  21  22  23
 24  25  26  27  28  29
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Feb 15,2008
20 charged with running immigrant ring
by UPI

PHOENIX - Twenty people suspected of controlling the smuggling of illegal immigrants from Naco on the Mexican border to Phoenix were arrested Thursday.

Federal, state and local agents also picked up more than 200 suspected illegal immigrants and located 13 drop houses used as stopping points for immigrants, The New York Times reported. Two Cuban men were alleged to be the kingpins.

Roger Vanderpool, head of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said rounding up illegal immigrants would not solve the problem.

"It's organized crime," Vanderpool said. "Going after the head of the snake, cutting it off, is the effective way of dealing with organized crime."

Investigators said the group worked with a smuggling group on the Mexican side of the border. They allegedly picked up incoming immigrants in Naco and drove them to Phoenix, often carrying several carloads a day in rental vehicles.

© 2008 United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

818 times read

Related news
Immigration issues percolating in Phoenix by UPI posted on Dec 04,2007

No shortcuts by The San Diego Union-Tribune posted on Dec 28,2007

Licenses expose broader immigration issues by UPI posted on Nov 16,2007

Need for immigration reform unchanged despite fewer crossings by The San Diego Union-Tribune posted on Mar 18,2009

Rhode Island cracking down on illegals by UPI posted on Feb 13,2008

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 9 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?