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Video: Mexican Cartel Threatens Arizona PD's Off-Duty Officers

June 27, 2010  | 


View of the U.S.-Mexico border at Nogales, Ariz., in 2006. Photo via Flickr.com (bavetta).

Mexican drug cartels along the Arizona border have been issuing death threats against the Nogales (Ariz.) PD's officers via criminal informants, CNN reports.

The threats were issued following two large drug busts by off-duty officers with the department. Nogales Chief Jeffrey Kirkham learned about the threats via a criminal informant in Mexico who told the agency about a list of officers held by the cartel.

It's the first time the department and its officers have been directly named. Kirkham is encouraging his officers to carry their sidearm and wear body armor while off duty.

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Tags: Mexican Drug Cartels, U.S.-Mexico Border, Nogales (Ariz.) PD, Off-Duty Life


Comments (2)

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Morning Eagle @ 6/28/2010 11:59 PM

Anyone who can see has known it would eventually come over the border. The cartels have been openly murdering police and soldiers that try to oppose them in Mexico and now they are threatening to begin the same tactics here. PC fears of being accused of racist discrimination must be put aside and they must be stopped before they really get started. Phoenix is already the kidnapping capital of the country and much of it is drug related. Who is next?

Sam551974D @ 6/29/2010 9:30 PM

The sad part is this is like the stop sign if you run it there are consequences...The stop sign was getting stronger in the 2005 and we are now in 2010... :-(

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