Border patrol permit/encourage a 16yr old kid to drink highly concentrated Meth dissolved in liquid. He died. Instead of testing the substance, they allowed a 16yr old kid to take 4 sips and then smirked at each other about it. No mercy, no compassion, no humanity. Only a subhuman savage would do this to a little boy. These Border agents are STILL on the job. They have no business being Border Patrol agents and they don’t belong in society. Lock them away in a cage.
A recently released surveillance video shows two border patrol officers encouraging a Mexican teen to drink from two bottles of liquid meth at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing just hours before he died.
The shocking government surveillance video obtained by ABC News shows Cruz Velazquez, 16, being questioned by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers Valerie Baird and Adrian Perallon in 2013.
Velazquez was trying to carry two bottles across the border that later tests revealed that they contained concentrated liquid methamphetamine
Baird can be shown making a motion with her right hand apparently suggesting to the teen to drink from the bottle.
The high school student can be seen in the video taking two drinks from one bottle and then another two drinks from the second bottle, as the officers, who are smiling, appear to repeatedly encourage Velazquez with hand gestures.
Roughly 30 minutes after drinking from the bottles, Velazquez appears to be in distress in another surveillance video clip.
A specially trained dog detected the presence of drugs, so agents handcuffed the boy and detained him. He soon began complaining that he felt sick and then told agents the liquid was a ‘chemical.’
He was taken to the nearby Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, where he died hours later.
Baird and Perallon both remain on the job and no disciplinary action was taken against them.
The teen’s family filed a civil lawsuit against the officers and the agency, claiming that the two officers’ actions led to Velazquez’s death.
‘What you see, I think, is a basic lack of compassion and decency toward a 16-year-old boy,’ Gene Iredale, the San Diego-based attorney who represented the Velazquez family told ABC News.
‘Almost a delight that you would see in children who just pull the wings off flies slowly, a smile when he’s being asked to drink something and being put in this position.’
James Tomsheck, a former head of internal affairs at the CPB, told ABC News that Baird and Perallon violated agency protocols by permitting Velazquez to drink from the bottles.