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  1. SmokeTwibz

    PHOENIX – Sheriff Joe Arpaio's month-long crackdown on smuggling turned up cash, drugs, stolen vehicles and human remains.

    Arpaio launched "Operation Borderline" on Oct. 1. He used deputies, volunteer posse members and aircraft to round up drugs and smugglers.

    Arpaio said his office arrested 38 people for alleged drug trafficking and seized more than 2.5 tons of marijuana, 26 pounds of methamphetamine and nearly 11 pounds of heroin. The street value of all drugs seized was approximately $4 million.

    MCSO also seized over $147,000 cash and six vehicles.

    During the operation, the remains of two people were found partially buried in the desert outside of Phoenix.

    Arpaio said "Operation Borderline" underscores the need for a stepped-up law enforcement pursuit of these drug traffickers.

    "Obviously the need exists for a continuous law enforcement emphasis using all the necessary equipment to track and arrest these drug traffickers as well as local drug dealers," Arpaio said in a news release. "This October operation marks the beginning of a far more concerted effort by my office to fight drug traffic and drug abuse."

    November 04, 2014
    Jennifer Thomas | AZ Family
    http://www.azfamily.com/news/MCSO-smuggling-crackdown-nets-4M-in-drugs-38-arrests-281464201.html

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    SmokeTwibz
    My name is Jason Jones. I'm from Rochester, MN and I'm 35 years old. I scrap metal and work as grounds keeper at a local trailer park. In the winter, I shovel a bunch of driveways and sidewalks to make some extra money and to stay busy. In my free time, I try to find interesting articles about the war on drugs that I can post on Drugs-Forum, so that the information can reach a wider audience.

Comments

  1. Mick Mouse
    "Americas Sheriff" has been crooked as a dogs hind leg since his DEA days. And his lack of accountability has percolated down throughout the ranks of his employees. Having lived in that area for a great many years and had a close association with LE there, I can assure you that the majority of the cash was not reported and the weapons were traded out (traded out is when a cop has a "throwaway" gun-usually a cheap pistol-and confiscates a better gun. He then trades the cheaper one for the better one and turns in the cheaper one as the original). And in all likelihood, a portion of the meth and heroin was set aside as well, only to be "lost" before it was officially entered into the books. Those are two drugs that most employees of MCSO smuggle in to the various jails, especially Estrella.
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