Mexican Rip Crews And Drug Mules Roam US Territories
“Rip Crews” are renegades on the US side that look to steal the loads of Drug Mules. They are well armed and have been known to fire at will to get what they want including any cash these folks have as well as molesting any females in the group. Rip Crews know the paths the mules take from the Nogales area to Yuma to the west. I10 and I8 are typically the border line for these groups and the Border Patrol is perpetually finding and arresting these individuals but they are difficult to track down. They hit fast and are out of the area soon after. The 1,969-mile-long border between Mexico and the United States includes all kinds of terrain – desert, chaparral, mountain, scrub and forest and some of it is friendlier to smugglers, coyotes and never-do-wells than other parts. One of the toughest parts is between the states of Sonora and Arizona a little to the west of Nogales.
U.S. Border Patrol Arizona Statistics for June 2017
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