Southern Arizona group helps horses caught up in drug war

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A southern Arizona group is working hard to help horses victimized by the drug war along the Arizona-Mexico border.

The Desert Springs Equestrian Center in Tucson takes in horses used by drug smugglers to pack in heavy bales of marijuana.

Center spokeswoman Judy Parker tells KTAR Radio that once the horses bring in their illegal cargo, the smugglers turn them loose to die in the desert.

The Border Patrol finds the horses, usually in terrible shape, and turns them over to Desert Springs.

Desert Springs nurses the horses back to health, then trains them and looks for adoptive homes.

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Information from: KTAR-FM, http://www.ktar.com

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