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June 15, 2011
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Trafficker details gladiator fights, other barbarities

Cruelty includes kidnapping bus passengers for gladiatorlike fights to the death

By Dane Schiller
Houston Chronicle

In one of the most chilling revelations yet about the violence in Mexico, a drug cartel-connected trafficker claims fellow gangsters have kidnapped highway bus passengers and forced them into gladiatorlike fights to groom fresh assassins.

In an in-person interview arranged by intermediaries on the condition that neither his name nor the location of his Texas visit be published, the trafficker also admitted to helping push cocaine worth $5 million to $10 million a month into the United States.

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