It was reported today that Osvaldo Aldrete Davila, the Mexican drug smuggler shot by two U.S. Border Patrol agents in 2005, was finally arrested Thursday in El Paso, TX. The arrest was per a sealed indictment for drug smuggling crimes committed several months after the shooting incident.
The agents, Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos, were convicted last year of shooting Davila and lying about it. They were sentenced to more than 10 years each, while Davila was given immunity for testifying against them in the case.
It was a twisted miscarriage of justice for the agents to be imprisoned while the drug runner was freed. Arresting Davila was long overdue, as is the release of Ramos and Compean.