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Sheriff Arpaio Says Mexican Cartel Placed $1 Million Bounty On His Head

August 03, 2010  | 

Mericopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio is investigating a report that a Mexican drug cartel has placed a $1 million bounty on his head, he has announced.

The sheriff's spokeswoman relayed the threat, which came from the FBI, according to the Arizona Republic. As a vocal proponent of tougher enforcement of illegal immigration, Arpaio said death threats against him are not unusual. He said the more recent bounty was for $5 million.

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