Mexican Gang Lords Threaten To Import Violence To US, Target Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu
A high-profile Arizona law-enforcement officer who has been outspoken about his support for the state's controversial new immigration law is receiving death threats, myFOXphoenix.com reported late Monday.
Some of the threats against Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu were from the Mexican mafia and drug cartel members.
Outside law enforcement teams brought in to investigate the threats found them credible.
Babeu is outspoken about the need to secure the state's border with Mexico, a known entry point to the U.S. for drug smugglers and illegal immigrant traffickers, and supports law SB1070, which makes illegal immigration a state crime.