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    Default Shootout between drug, migrant trafficking gangs near US border leaves 21 dead

    HERMOSILLO, Mexico

    HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — Twenty-one people are dead in Mexico following a massive gun battle between rival drug and migrant-trafficking gangs near the U.S. border.

    Prosecutors in northern Sonora state say the gun battle occurred in a sparsely populated area about 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the Arizona border.

    The state Attorney General's Office said in a statement that nine people were captured by police at the scene of Thursday's shootings, six of whom had been wounded in the confrontation.

    The area is a prime corridor for immigrant and drug smuggling.

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    Story just broke a few minutes ago. Didn't the President just say today that these people were just looking for work?

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    Yeah, I saw Obama's speech chastising states like Arizona for taking matters into their own hands. This story is just another tragedy surrounding the area of Southern Arizona and northern Sonora. Not sure what it's gonna take, but some awful shit is already going down there and it doesn't stay on the Mexican side, either.

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    If Mexico would just pass a few gun control laws, all this violence would disappear, practically overnight.
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    What is old, will be new(s) again just in a new locale...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood P. View Post
    If Mexico would just pass a few gun control laws, all this violence would disappear, practically overnight.
    hardly. It's just one more thing they'd do battle over. The Mexican government is just not sophisticated enough to deal with the problems they are having down there. Either that or they don't care.

    My wife and I just drove down to Mexico several weeks ago. More than one hundred miles into the country she pointed to an area where a friend of hers once worked. They built a house, but inside the house they were actually building a tunnel that ended somewhere in Arizona. The Mexican government eventually found out about it and arrested everyone involved, but come on, that's one they found. How many more still exist today?

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    a one hundred mile long tunnel?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    a one hundred mile long tunnel?!?
    more than a hundred miles. We were a hundred miles into Mexico and the tunnel ended somewhere in Arizona, not at the border itself.

    EDIT: come to think of it, the tunnel never got finished because they got busted beforehand, but it would have been more than one hundred miles.
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    I find it strange, alot of this type of stuff has been happening for years, yes years.

    The shoot-outs have from time to time come on this side of the boarder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naked Wake View Post
    more than a hundred miles. We were a hundred miles into Mexico and the tunnel ended somewhere in Arizona, not at the border itself.

    EDIT: come to think of it, the tunnel never got finished because they got busted beforehand, but it would have been more than one hundred miles.
    thats a pretty ambitious little project, one would assume they were only using simple hand tools...if i were the one that found them i'd have given them citizenship and a job in construction or something!
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