Tuesday, May 24, 2011

AZMEX EXTRA 2 24-5-11 Maricopa cty busts

AZMEX EXTRA 2 24-5-11

Note: Corruption on this side of border? Who would have thought?
Maybe things like this can explain law enforcements lack of interest
in many of these cases. Bad/incompetent/corrupt management, lazy, on
the take?

3 in Sheriff's Office accused of drug, human smuggling
May. 24, 2011 12:55 PM
The Arizona Republic-12 News Breaking News Team

Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies served search warrants throughout
the county Tuesday morning and made a series of arrests as part of an
investigation involving at least three Maricopa County Sheriff's
employees suspected of being involved in human and drug smuggling

An officer at the scene where one of the warrants was served
confirmed to a 12 News reporter that the operation involved a
Maricopa County Sheriff's deputy suspected of smuggling drugs or humans.

The targets of the investigation, conducted by a task force of state
and local agencies, include a Sheriff's deputy and a pair of
detention officers.

The Sheriff's Office would not confirm any details related to the
investigation including the identities of the deputies or how many
other suspects might be involved.

A large number of police vehicles were at a house near 67th Avenue
and Van Buren Street.

The Sheriff's Office said it plans to release more details at a news
conference Tuesday afternoon.

Sheriff's Deputies Arrest 3 Officers In Sweep
POSTED: 11:18 am MST May 24, 2011
UPDATED: 1:43 pm MST May 24, 2011

PHOENIX -- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, including Sheriff
Joe Arpaio and a County Attorney Bill Montgomery will hold a press
conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the arrest of three sheriff's
officers and many others.
A yearlong investigation into a drug and human smuggling operation
involving illegal immigrants with ties to Mexico led to the arrests,
according to the Sheriff's Office.
Deputies spent Tuesday morning serving search warrants at more than a
dozen locations.
For updates, return to KPHO.com and CBS 5 News at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
and 10 p.m.

Several Agencies Raid Valley Properties
Updated: Tuesday, 24 May 2011, 12:16 PM MST
Published : Tuesday, 24 May 2011, 7:41 AM MST

PHOENIX - The Pinal County Sheriff's Office raided a building near
67th Avenue and Baseline Tuesday morning.

Armored vehicles were seen along with 25 deputies and K-9s
surrounding the area.
Several agencies are assisted the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
includiing Pinal, Goodyear and Tempe police departments.

Locations included:
67th Ave. and Baseline Road
W. 67th Ave., just south of Interstate 10
69th Ave. and Pierce
67th Dr. and Roosevelt
59th Ave. and Latham St.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will hold a news conference

3 MCSO officers arrested in drug, human smuggling investigation

MCSO says it served search warrants at three locations in west Phoenix.
Photographer: ABC15
Posted: 9:16 AM
Last Updated: 1 minute ago
By: Deborah Stocks
PHOENIX - The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says three of their
officers have been arrested after an investigation into a drug and
human smuggling operation.

Air15 video showed Goodyear police SWAT vehicles assisting in the
early Tuesday undercover operation at a home near 69th Avenue and
Pierce Street.
At a home near 69th Avenue and Cypress Street, a neighbor told ABC15
that an undercover agent said drugs were being sold from the home,
including five pounds of heroin a day.

An undercover agent told ABC15 the operation would ultimately involve
17 locations.
Multiple undercover agents from Colorado and California were
investigating, along with the Arizona Department of Public Safety,
ABC15 learned.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery are
scheduled to hold a news conference later this afternoon to discuss
the yearlong investigation.
Check back for updates on this developing story.

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