Fake ‘Arizona border raid’ a lie that won’t die

This photo, which a chain email says came from a 2012 Arizona border raid, came from a 2010 raid elsewhere in Mexico.This photo, which a chain email says came from a 2012 Arizona border raid, came from a 2010 raid elsewhere in Mexico.

Chain emails never seem to die — they just get fresh dates.

A recent one that landed in our in-box said it detailed an Arizona border raid on March 2, 2012.
 
The problem? It closely resembles a message that Snopes debunked in 2010.
 
More than two dozen photos support the narrative: Tarps covered with weapons. Men in military garb sorting clips loaded with bullets. Unmarked SUVs. Recovered uniforms.
 
Several images still carry Spanish-language captions.
 
A little rusty Spanish gave us our first clues something was very wrong. (Well, other than the fact that the information came from chain email!)
 

 

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