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Drug war meets holy war?

By Brad A. Greenberg

August 13, 2011 | 12:08 pm

Santa Muerte, via Wikimedia Commons

Technically speaking, yes. But this is no new development.

Santa Muerte isn’t a real saint of the Roman Catholic Church. In fact, the Cult of Santa Muerte—“Holy Death”—is condemned by the Church. But Mexican drug smugglers and murderers love her nonetheless.

Continuing that tradition, Mexican drug smugglers built an altar to Santa Muerte in a house that served as an opening to 328-yard tunnel under the U.S.-Mexico border.

But the LA Times reports:

It didn’t work. Ten people were arrested by Mexican authorities.

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