Friday, August 5, 2011

Prosecutors: AZ border agents made smugglers eat marijuana, strip

Prosecutors: AZ border agents made smugglers eat marijuana, strip

Two Border Patrol agents were indicted on Thursday on charges in connection with forcing a group of suspected drug smugglers to eat marijuana, take off their clothes and flee into the cold desert night instead of arresting them.

The agents encountered four Mexican men who were part of larger group of drug smugglers. Instead of apprehending them, the agents forced them to eat marijuana and strip to their underwear. The agents set fire to their belongings and told the men to flee into the remote desert area on a night when temperatures were about 40 degrees, the indictment shows.

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