10 children rescued from smugglers in Phoenix

A member of the Phoenix Police Department S.W.A.T. team stands in front of a home where 10 juveniles were rescued at a suspected drop house Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in Phoenix.

PHOENIX — Ten children have been rescued from human smugglers who threatened to rape and kill some of them if their parents didn’t pay more money for their entry into the U.S., authorities said Friday.

The smugglers threatened to rape and kill three El Salvadoran sisters ages 12, 14 and 16 if their mother didn’t pay them $10,000, Arizona Department of Public Safety Capt. Fred Zumbo said.



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