‘Rip Crew’ Killed Border Patrol Agent

Posted: December 19, 2010 in Battlefield Arizona, Mexico: Failed State, Property theft, The Fallen, Trans-Border Crime
Napolitano confirms gang killed agent

 by Daniel González and Dan Nowicki – Dec. 18, 2010 12:00 AM  The Arizona Republic  

An elite Border Patrol squad was pursuing a gang that preyed on drug smugglers when Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed Tuesday night in a remote canyon near Rio Rico, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday. 
 

 

“They were seeking to apprehend what’s called a ‘rip crew,’ which is a name given to a crew that is organized to seek to rip off people who are drug mules or traversing the border illegally,” she said during a meeting with The Arizona Republic’s editorial board. “That’s why they were in that area.”

Her comments were the first official confirmation that Terry and other members of the Border Patrol’s specially trained tactical unit known as BORTAC were pursuing bandits the night the 40-year-old agent was killed in a gunbattle.

An elite Border Patrol squad was pursuing a gang that preyed on drug smugglers when Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed Tuesday night in a remote canyon near Rio Rico, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday.

“They were seeking to apprehend what’s called a ‘rip crew,’ which is a name given to a crew that is organized to seek to rip off people who are drug mules or traversing the border illegally,” she said during a meeting with The Arizona Republic’s editorial board. “That’s why they were in that area.”

Her comments were the first official confirmation that Terry and other members of the Border Patrol’s specially trained tactical unit known as BORTAC were pursuing bandits the night the 40-year-old agent was killed in a gunbattle.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/12/18/20101218napolitano-border-agent-killed.html#ixzz18a6uPJHd

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