August 5th, 2011
08:56 AM ET

Border agents accused of making drug smugglers eat marijuana

Two Border Patrol agents in Arizona are accused of forcing suspected drug smugglers to eat marijuana and strip down to their underwear before being told to flee into the desert.

A federal grand jury in Tucson indicted Dario Castillo, 23, and Ramon Zuniga, 29, with five counts of civil rights violations. Castillo faces an additional charge of tampering with a witness.

The indictment alleges that on November 12 of 2008, the two border agents forced four suspected drug smugglers from Mexico - who were in the country illegally and carrying marijuana - to eat the drug and remove their all their clothes except their underwear, the Arizona U.S. Attorney's office said.

Instead of arresting them, the agents burned their personal belongings and ordered them to flee into the desert in 40-degree weather, the office said.

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soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. CSnSC

    So what, they made them eat a dry salad. Its just plant buds til its heated.

    August 5, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. Christina Aguilera

    I used 2 be an adorable little genie in a bottle, now I just look like a tranny porrnstarr that tells people who cant sing that theyre talented

    August 5, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. joel weinberg

    I am jooooish.

    August 5, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank ( R - Ohio )

    Does anyone know how U.S. Citizens get hassled, when we cross in Mexico?
    It does happen, and it doesn't even have to invole drugs either.

    August 5, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. John Galt

    Umm... who cares? Lol. My only concern is that they were too kind.

    August 5, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. joel weinberg

    They hassled me last summer when I visited Mexico. I had to take off my yamaha and turn in my draydles and kafeltafish.

    August 5, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. TMcT

    The Schnozberries taste like Schnozberries!

    August 5, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. H Allen Johnson

    I support those agents 100%. The world is a bad place sometimes things like this need to happen to low life. At least they, Border Agents, weren't corrupt or shot those men while they fled into the desert.

    August 5, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  9. Muddy condom

    Dude. I am soooo stoned rite now :-S

    August 5, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. TMcT

    You know how fast you were going? 65? 63. But officer, isnt the speed limit 65? Yeah, it is.

    August 5, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  11. TMcT

    It sounded to me like you said yeah, sure.

    August 5, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  12. TMcT

    You are freakin out... man.

    August 5, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. TMcT

    I hope they played the cat game with them first.

    August 5, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  14. Muddy condom

    Woooohoooo! You boys like Mexy Coo?

    August 5, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. HelenHull102951

    What a shame, I would have made them chew on the bissness end of my 9mm Glock!!! Then blew their stinking heads off and mailed it back to their family....

    August 5, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
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