Sunday, May 02, 2010

17 caught in search for Ariz. deputy's attackers

Authorities searching for drug smugglers who shot and wounded an Arizona sheriff's deputy in the desert south of Phoenix said they captured 17 suspected illegal immigrants Saturday, including three who may have been involved in the incident. Several hundred officers from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, assisted by several helicopters, scoured a 10-square-mile area of rugged desert about 50 miles south of Phoenix on Saturday. The search was called off as darkness fell. The U.S. Border Patrol searched areas outside the perimeter and made additional arrests of suspected illegal immigrants. "Their numbers are much, much higher," Villar said. A Border Patrol spokesman said he couldn't immediately ascertain how many detentions his agency made...more

This shows the resources that exist and how they can be deployed. Would the response be the same for a civilian?

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