organizations have turned to hijacking human loads..."
Note: The smuggled aliens
don't pay up front. They pay later by wire
transfer to Mexico. They're kidnapped so they send the money
to a different person.
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN - February 9
Arizona's gang and immigration task force, known as GITEM, says
the violence is the result of increased federal and local law
enforcement pressure on the border.
Commander Dan Wells, GITEM:
It's becoming increasingly more difficult for human smugglers
to get their loads across the border. So, many of the smuggling
organizations have turned to hijacking human loads that have
already made it across the border.
Wian: Wells says his department and the Border Patrol
have seized an alarming number of AK-47 and other high-powered
rifles recently. -- Officials expect violence will continue to
escalate in the near future as federal and local law enforcement
struggles to recapture the border from drug and alien smugglers.