The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) extracts and condenses the material that follows from Mexican and Central and South American on-line media sources on a daily basis. You are free to disseminate this information, but we request that you credit NAFBPO as being the provider.
A relatively quiet day
Milenio (Mexico City) 6/1/08
There were fourteen homicides around the country yesterday, mainly in the states of Sinaloa, Guerrero and Chihuahua. In Chihuahua, in the town of Guadalupe, a woman was heading to the cemetery to bury her father, the ex-mayor of Guadalupe, who had been murdered Thursday. But then she also was murdered in a car-to-car gunfire assault during the funeral procession. At last count there have been 493 execution victims in Mexico during the month of May.
Entorno a Tamaulipas (Matamoros, Tamaulipas) 6/1/08
At Ilera, Tamaulipas (south of Ciudad Victoria) the hiding spot in a truck with a false bottom and a false front of the cargo area was found to have 221 packages of marihuana with a total weight of one ton 357 kilos.
La Jornada (Mexico City) 6/1/08
– At Mexico City’s airport, passenger Julio Alberto Luna Garcia was headed for Panama but his suitcase was found to contain “more than” a million and a half dollars. Airport authorities then notified (note: we are NOT making this up) “the Unit of the Specialized Unit in the Investigation of Operations with Resources from Illicit or Falsification or Alteration of Currency, of the Specialized Investigations of Organized Delinquency of the Sub-Attorney General’s Department.” (sic)
– Bus passenger Salvador Sandoval, 66, was detained after officers at a highway checkpoint in Chihuahua found one and a half kilos of heroin in three different packets adhered to his body. He had been headed for Ciudad Juarez.
– In Nogales, Sonora, a search of a house at #404 Agua Prieta, Colonia Granjas, produced five shoulder weapons, four handguns, over a thousand rounds of ammo, 36 clips and 5 vehicles.
– In Culiacan, Sinaloa, five thugs were arrested and 36 vehicles seized including 24 trailer cargo units, an armored vehicle and others. The gang is believed to be involved in the transportation of stolen vehicles and contraband including firearms and drugs. (Also from El Universal)
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