Crackdown on Corruption in Mexico Continues

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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.
Cuarto Poder (Tuxtla, Chiapas)  7/10/08
The Chief of Police of Tuxtla and five other police officers have been arrested “presumably for being linked to criminal activities which have occurred in this capital city.” (The arrest of two additional officers, both of high supervisory rank, was reported in other papers. Tuxtla is the largest city and capital of Chiapas, on the border with Guatemala)
Critica, El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora)  7/10/08
The remains of four victims of homicide were found in the Cananea, Sonora area; the bodies of two other victims were found in the Nogales, Sonora area. Seemingly, they all are related to drug traffic activity. A number of firearm shell casings were found with each of the bodies and at least one victim had been handcuffed and blindfolded.
The mayor of Nogales said that because of the level of organized crime activity, it’s strange that there aren’t more killings.
And when Mex. military responded to a citizen’s report, they went to Raquet Blvd. # 18, Nogales, and found a Hyundai with AZ lic. 859ZAE; it had four “long barrel” firearms, 364 rounds of ammo, two grenades, bullet proof vests. In the house: 210 kilos of weed.
El Universal  (Mexico City)  7/10/08
–    The ex-Deputy A.G. of Mexico, Marcos Castillejos, was shot six times and killed as he arrived at his office in Mexico City. He was also the father-in-law of Luis Cardenas, a high ranking  Mex. Dep’t. of Security official whose name has appeared on a drug cartel threat roster. Several named on that list have already been murdered.
–    There were seven more homicides in Chihuahua: six in Ciudad Juarez and one in Chihuahua City, And in Durango, an “AFI” (Mex. Fed. Inv. Agency) agent was murdered with a volley from an AK 47; another officer with him survived but is in the hospital from the wounds received.
Ensenada  (Ensenada, Baja Calif.)  7/10/08
Mex. naval and army personnel responded Tuesday night to a citizen’s report and seized some three tons of marihuana already offloaded and about to leave an area some 60 kms. north of Colonet, Baja Calif. 
Two men were arrested and a search was underway for the vessel which brought the weed. (Colonet is on the Pacific Coast some 75 miles south of Tijuana)
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