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2 Ariz. Border Agents Indicted In Civil Rights Case


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Two U.S. Border Patrol agents have been indicted for violating the civil rights of four suspected drug smugglers in southern Arizona.

Prosecutors say 23-year-old Dario Castillo and 29-year-old Ramon Zuniga are accused of forcing the suspects to eat marijuana, strip to their underwear and flee into a cold desert night instead of arresting them on Nov. 12, 2008.

The two Maricopa residents were on duty near the village of Pisinimo on the western side of the Tohono O'odham Reservation when they encountered the Mexican men.

A federal grand jury in Tucson indicted Castillo and Zuniga on Thursday. Prosecutors say they each face up to 10 years in prison if convicted in the case and-or up to a $250,000 fine.

It's unclear whether either Castillo or Zuniga has a lawyer yet.

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