Mexicali: Large stash of German ammunition found in a house

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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.

La Voz de la Frontera & La Cronica (both Mexicali, Baja Calif.)  1/13/09
Mex. officials found some half million rounds of ammunition of various calibers in a house at Camino Nacional Ave. # 3488, in the Huertas del Progreso area of Mexicali. No arrests were made.
Preliminary counts showed 195,000 rounds of cal. 223; 160,500 of cal 7.62X39; 24 sacks with cal. 357; 19 sacks with cal. 380; 11 sacks with 10 mm.; 27 sacks with .45 cal & 54 sacks with 38 super.
The finding was described as unexpected and as a surprise.
In an updated report the state’s AG stated that it presumably belonged to the Sinaloa drug cartel and that the ammo was of German origin and had entered Mexico from Arizona. The revised total was 496,180 rounds.
Frontera  (Tijuana, Baja Calif.)  1/13/09
When Mex., army personel searched a house Tuesday in the La Mesa section of Tijuana they found one million 7,250 dollars plus 33 kgs. of meth, 12 kgs. of heroin, 6 kgs. of “crystal” and 3 of cocaine. Two minors were detained.
Prensa Libre  (Guatemala City, Guatemala)  1/13/09
A group of Latin American teachers is currently studying in Israel on a scholarship. One of them, a Guatemalan named Heidy Arevalo Colon, was interviewed and asked whether she felt fear while being in Israel. Her reply: “No. There is more tension in Guatemala. It’s sad to say, but in our country one sees assassinations, robberies and kidnappings daily and at every hour. In spite of the war, we live with more stress and more violence than in Israel.”
Diario de Coahuila  (Saltillo, Coahuila)  1/13/09
–    9% of drug retailers arrested in the state of Sinaloa last year were minors.
–    The Governor of Tamaulipas stated that during the past year “more than” seven thousand law enforcement personnel have been dismissed in that state because of failure to pass drug or polygraph exams. (The state of Tamaulipas borders Texas and the Gulf of Mexico)
La Jornada  (Mexico City)  1/13/09
Tuesday brough death to two men and a woman in Tijuana, Baja Calif.; the woman was found “incinerated” on a street, while one of the men died from multiple gunshots and the other was found “wrapped” in a blanket. He’d been tortured.
Excelsior (Mexico City)  1/13/09
In Nogales, Sonora, an anonymous call led Mex. officials to two unoccupied p/u’s. They were found to have 300 packages of cocaine weighing 34 kgs., plus a handgun, eight clips, 650 rounds of ammo and a couple of thousand dollars.
Diario de Yucatan  (Merida, Yucatan) 1/13/09
Aboard Mexico’s presidential plane after finishing his meeting with Barack Obama, Pres, Calderon said that a revision of NAFTA will not be “an exchange coin” in order to reach an immigration accord with the U.S.; he added that the present economic circumstances add a great amount of uncertainty to this issue  and that he (Calderon) had explained his proposals (not mentioned in the news article) about the matter to the president elect.
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