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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 Universal (Mexico City) 11/12/08
Sources in the Mexican Department of Justice advised that the Army has delivered the 21 police officers arrested yesterday in Baja California to the facilities of SIEDO [ eq. DEA] in Mexico City. There the so-called “narcopolice” will be processed and interrogated regarding their connections with organized crime.
El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 11/12/08
The US Ambassador to Mexico, Antonio Garza, asserted that both countries should join to fight not only terrorism, but also the threat of narcotraffic. He emphasized that both countries share the major task of assuring that the threat does not diminish the security and liberty that we have.
Milenio (Mexico City) 11/12/08
A group of heavily armed hit men assassinated the Chief of Public Security of Patzcuaro, Michoacan. The murder took place near the center of town as the chief was leaving his office with another officer and was attacked by at least six gunmen in two vehicles. It is assumed that the group had intentions to free a prisoner at the command center when the the chief and his escort unexpectedly appeared and the group opened fire, killing both.
Frontera (Tijuana, Baja California) 11/12/08
At least three heavily armed men invaded a home in Rosarito, Baja California, and gunned down a man in front of his wife and two young daughters, ages 11 and 14. Police are investigating.
El Debate (Sinaloa) 11/12/08
Authorities in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, incinerated a little more than 160 kilos of various drugs that were seized. Most of the mixture consisted of 154 kilos of marihuana. Meanwhile in Culiacan, the Army seized a cocaine lab and confiscated 24 kilos of the drug.
El Diario en Linea (Chihuahua) 11/12/08
A quote from an article titled, Panic in the city: The growing violence unleashed in the city and the rumors that armed groups will shoot whomever is seen on the streets has created a general psychosis among the citizens of Chihuahua. This has caused the closing of businesses, the departure of students from schools including the university, and the saturation of phone lines with requests for information regarding rumors of an evening curfew.
Cuarto Poder (Chiapas) 11/12/08
Eight presumed members of the MS-13 gang, four of them Central Americans, were arrested in two joint police operations in Tapachula, Chiapas. [The violent MS-13 criminal gang has cells extending from Canada to Central America.]
La Cronica de Hoy (Mexico City) 11/12/08
At least 17 people have been violently murdered in two states, a dozen in Chihuahua and five in Sinaloa in the past two days. The fury of some of the murders is noteworthy. One victim was riddled with 80 gunshots and another was beheaded.
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