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Smuggler's blues.....

dolfandolfan Member Posts: 4,159
edited July 2007 in General Discussion
The price of doing business....


Ex-Miamian found cuffed, shot in Mexico
Posted on Tue, Jul. 31, 2007

CANCUN, Mexico -- (AP) -- The body of a Cuban-American who was under investigation in a migrant smuggling case was found riddled with bullets along a road outside this Caribbean resort, authorities said Tuesday.

Former Miami resident Luis Morejon, who was wearing only white Bermuda shorts, was found handcuffed and blindfolded with duct tape late Monday night. He had been shot at least 10 times, said Didier Vazquez, the director of the judicial police in Cancun.

Earlier this month, Mexican authorities outside Cancun arrested eight people -- six of whom were Cuban-Americans or Cubans with U.S. residency -- on suspicion of smuggling migrants.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City said American authorities traveled to Cancun to interview the detainees and confirm their nationalities, but refused to comment further.

It was unclear if Lara was also being investigated by U.S. authorities.

Mexico, whose Caribbean coast is about 120 miles southwest of Cuba, is increasingly used by smugglers as a route to get Cuban migrants into the United States.

Migrants arriving here travel to the U.S. border, where they identify themselves as Cubans to American officials and are usually allowed to stay.

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