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Foreign News Report
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.
El Porvenir (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) 7/13/08
A Mexico City Court sentenced Carlos Mayorga Vallejos, a Nicaraguan, to three years imprisonment because Mayorga had obtained a Mexican voter’s registration card under false pretenses. He had used a false Mexican driver’s license to get the voter’s card. He was also fined a total of 70 days’ minimum salary for the false driver’s license.
a.b.c. (Mexico City) 7/13/08
The “PGR” (Mex. Dep’t. of Justice) reported the following seizures for the month of June in the state of Tamaulipas (N.E. corner of Mexico)
– 3 tons 844 kgs. of marihuana; 400 gms. of cocaine
– 53 firearms, 53 clips, a grenade, 3,821 rounds of ammunition
– 70,342 pesos & 173,929 dollars, 81 vehicles
A separate count for operations against “narcoretailers” by fed. police adds another 814 kgs. of marihuana, 3 kgs. of cocaine, 10 firearms, 50 clips & 5 vehicles.
Cuarto Poder (Tuxtla, Chiapas) 7/13/08
Fifteen undocumented Guatemalans, all members of the same family, including six children, were all found in a bus and detained by Mex. Immigr. agents near Comitan, Chiapas.
El Debate (Culiacan, Sinaloa) 7/13/08
– Rival gang thugs engaged in a firefight Saturday morning in Culiacan. There were no reports of anyone killed or wounded. “Some neighbors reacted and informed the authorities and the military and personnel from different police agencies arrived almost one hours (sic) later and proceeded to cordon off the area.”
They located 1,710 shell casings from assault rifles plus a .40 cal. and two of .50 cal.; also 4 AK47 rifles, 2 grenades, 9 bullet proof vests, loaders, 614 rounds, a .50 cal. rocket launcher tube and a number of various law enforcement uniform items.
– In Mazatlan, Sinaloa, an armed group murdered a police officer by gunfire outside a convenience store.
El Financiero (Mexico City) 7/13/08
Martha Sanchez, a “specialist with the Social Investigations Institute” of the Natn’l. Univ. of Mexico, said that the migration of Mexican females will continue to increase despite increased border vigilance and the unemployment crisis in the United States.
According to the 2007 Natn’l. Employment Poll, the main motivation for female emigration is because of employment. 47% of those emigrants left to seek jobs, 6% already had one, 31% did so for family reunification and the balance for other reasons.
Frontera (Tijuana, Baja Calif.) 7/13/08
The confiscation of firearms in Tijuana has increased 140%. In the first half of this year more have already been seized than in all of 2007.
The “PGR” reports that in Tijuana 835 firearms have been seized in the first semester of 2008 compared to 689 in all of 2007. Of this year’s figures, 354 relate to long barrel firearms.
The figures for the state of Baja California :
(for all of 2007):
823 handguns; 415 long barrel firearms; 48, 828 rounds of ammo
(for 6 mos. of 2008):
738 handguns; 527 long barrel firearms; 133,739 rounds of ammo.
Milenio (Mexico City) 7/13/08 -Notimex-
Eight persons, including three girls aged 13 to 15, were murdered today (Sunday) in Guamuchil, Sinaloa, after an attack that also wounded five other persons. The police version is that a group of thugs in three vehicles attacked the occupants of other vehicles which were stopped at a traffic light.
(Guamuchil is halfway between Culiacan and Los Mochis, Sinaloa.)
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