JUMP TO COMMENTS
Previous
Next

Border Protection Officers Encourage Mexican Teen To Drink Liquid Meth, Which Leads To His Death

Footage released from 2013 shows two U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers who appear to encourage, or at least permit, a 16-year-old Mexican high school student to drink from a bottle that tests would later reveal contained concentrated liquid methamphetamine. Cruz Velazquez, died within an hour of drinking the substance, but the two officers involved, Valerie Baird and Adrian Perallon, remain on the job today, with no disciplinary action taken against them. A former head of internal affairs at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, James Tomsheck, says the two officers violated agency protocols by allowing the young man to drink from the bottle, and that he was told at the time they would be punished. The Velazquez family ultimately filed a civil lawsuit against the officers and the agency, claiming that the officers’ actions led to Cruz’s death.

JUMP TO COMMENTS
Previous
Next
Please wait...

And Now... A Few Links From Our Sponsors