Monosyllabic Pedantry

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

In Local News

Drug-related kidnappings on rise in metro Atlanta, says DEA

It seems that Mexico is exporting more of its culture to Georgia.

A Rhode Island man was chained in a basement in Lilburn for nearly a week by men who wanted to collect a drug debt.
The number of drug-related kidnappings has been on the rise in metro Atlanta the last 90 days.

Mexican organized crime is moving large amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana into the country, Benson said. Gwinnett is the focal point for the Mexican drug trade here because of easy access on I-85 and a large Hispanic population where drug traffickers can try to blend in.

Representatives of Mexican drug cartels in Atlanta are "clashing with each other," Benson said.

His three captors were armed with a military-style .223 rifle and a 9mm handgun, a DEA agent said. They fled but were captured. One man, Victor Abiles-Gomez, 20, hid in a sewer and was holding his breath under water when captured, the agent said.

Charged were Abiles-Gomez; Omar Mendoza-Villegas, 19, and Gerardo Solorio-Reyes, 23, all illegal immigrants from Mexico.

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  • I would have thought the Libertarian Mafia would like this total bypass of government. It's the free market in action, maaaaannnn,

    By Blogger Bridgett, at 3:25 PM  

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