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Shohn Huckabee Speaks Out about Corruption in Mexico

Shohn Huckabee Speaks Out about Corruption in Mexico
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:29pm

Shohn Huckabee spent the last two years of his life in the Cereso Prison in Juarez.
"The Mexican Federal Police came in and searched us and would steal all of our belongings and beat us for no reason. They'd take all of our clothes off on the basketball court while it's raining and leave us there for three hours," Huckabee said.

He was arrested for allegedly carrying more than 100 pounds of marijuana in his truck.

Huckabee says the Mexican military planted the drugs.

While in prison he learned how to speak Spanish and even how to make furniture, but what he wants to share now is his first-hand knowledge about the violence in Mexico.

"It's opened my eyes obviously to the cartels, I mean I've been not involved but living around for the past two years," Huckabee said.

He's learned how to be aware of his surroundings and the power of the Mexican drug cartels.

"They're not afraid to come over here. They pick people up they stuff them in the trunk of the car and take them across the border. If they get caught at the bridge, oops okay next. They'll try to do it again," Huckabee said.

Huckabee says he even met the man who could be held responsible for the thousands of murders in Ciudad Juarez.

"He was the one that single handedly started all of this, started all of the violence. He didn't take a position controlling the Juarez Cartel, he gave it to someone else and that guy started everything," Huckabee said.

Now, he wants to share these stories so that world can know what really caused the drug war.

"We're going to show how it evolved, from being a peaceful plaza, the drug cartel plaza before, to being a violent city. the most violent city in the world they've said," Huckabee said.

Shohn says he's looking into several different avenues he may take to shed light on the violence in Mexico, from the Cereso Prison to the Mexican Supreme Court.

However, nothing is final yet.

We'll continue to follow this story and keep you updated with any new information.


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