New York Daily News
June 22, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Mexican cartels added a new twist to the drug war this week by threatening to kill U.S. cops who seize their goods.
Nogales, Ariz., Police Chief Jeffrey Kirkham said his officers received threats a couple weeks ago after off-duty police busted a pot smuggling ring.
“America is based on freedom. We’re not going to be intimidated by the threats, but we are taking them seriously,” Kirkham told CNN.
“I’ve told my officers if they venture into that area off-duty to be armed,” he said.