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Sentencing date set for 2 suspended border agents

Sentencing date set for 2 suspended border agents

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Aug 23, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Nov. 12 sentencing date has been set for two suspended U.S. Border Patrol agents who were convicted of violating the civil rights of four suspected marijuana smugglers in southern Arizona.
    
Agents Dario Castillo and Ramon Zuniga were convicted by a jury in April.
    
Authorities say the two agents had forced the suspects to eat marijuana, strip to their underwear and flee into a desert instead of arresting them on Nov. 12, 2008.
    
The two agents were on duty near the village of Pisinimo on the western side of the Tohono O'odham Reservation when they encountered the four suspected marijuana smugglers whose presence in the country wasn't authorized.

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Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.