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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.
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El Universal (Mexico City) 12/23/08
– Laura Elena Zuñiga, 2008 state beauty contest winner in Sinaloa, arrested with seven others for firearms violation, claims she was kidnapped by her boyfriend and was unaware of his illicit activities. Her boyfriend, Angel Orlando Garcia Urquiza, was one of the seven men arrested with her and is the leader of the Juarez drug cartel. According to police authorities, all seven of the men arrested in the police operation are members of the cartel. Zuñiga maintains that she was kidnapped by her boyfriend and now only prays for her own safety.
– The Mexican Army, the Mexican drug enforcement (SIEDO) and the Federal Police took possession of and are searching a ranch belonging to the Beltran-Leyva Cartel in the state of Queretaro. So far, there have been no arrests or seizures, but the property has been sealed off.
– Peruvian police arrested a Mexican, 25, and an Italian, 26, at the airport in Lima as they were attempting to leave with 3.5 kilos of cocaine hidden in their luggage and in their clothing. This makes 23 similar arrests for December at the airport. Peruvian officials said they are keeping a close eye on Mexican citizens in light of the “constant discoveries” of drugs.
– The US has issued a formal request for the extradition of the ex-coordinator of Mexico’s drug enforcement, SIEDO, who was arrested for having worked with narcotraffickers since 1997. Miguel Colorado Gonzalez, known as El viejito de los cielos, (the little old man from heaven) was in the very best position to tip off organized crime of planned enforcement operations.
El Financiero (Mexico City) 12/24/08
The Mexican Army released the names of 15 civilians and seven officials arrested last Monday in Zihuantenejo, Guerrero state. The roundup operation of people connected with organized crime was instigated by a citizen’s report.
Frontera (Tijuana, Baja California) 12/24/08
Three more execution-style murders were reported in separate areas of Tijuana today.
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