Chinese coming through Ecuador attempting to reach the U.S. on the increase

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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.

El Comercio , (both Lima, Peru)  1/22/09
Peruvian police raided two locales in different areas of Lima and arrested 14 Chinese with false Japanese passports. A short video attached to “El Comercio’s” report showed a uniformed Peruvian officer stating that the Chinese had come from Ecuador, a country that does not require entry visas.
The Chinese supposedly intended to travel to the United States using the Japanese passports and reportedly each had paid 10 thousand dollars for the documents.
A “great quantity” of documents was seized at the first locale: Chinese and Japanese passports, immigration seals from other countries, computers, a modern printer, photographs of oriental persons and Peruvian I.D. cards issued to aliens who reside permanently in that country.
The whole operation was being run by a Chinese, now a naturalized Peruvian, called variously Cheng Ying Wi and also Jen Gui Zheng .


Norte (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua)  1/22/09
There have already been 80 homicides related to organized crime so far this month in Ciudad Juarez; this is double the number for the same period of 2008 and four times that of 2007.
Excelsior (Mexico City)  1/22/09
Yet another clandestine drug lab in the state of Michoacán was dismantled by Mex. army personnel, making the fourth such event within one week. Again, no arrests were made.
El Diario de Chihuahua  (Chihuahua, Chih.)  1/22/09
The city of Chihuahua and its surrounding area began this day with the finding of four persons who had been assassinated, all in different events. All four individuals had been tied up and each showed a number of bullet wounds.
El Diario de Coahuila  (Saltillo, Coah.)  (and others) 1/22/09
Found in an on board container on a ship arriving in Manzanillo, state of Colima, from Pusan, South Korea: 60 boxes with 2,812 kilos of pseudoephedrine.
La Hora  (Guatemala City, Guatemala)  1/22/09
An annual report presented to Guatemala’s Congress revealed that there were 6,292 homicides in that country during 2008, an average of more than 17 daily.
La Prensa Grafica  (San Salvador, El Salvador) 1/22/09
The National Civil Police reported that there have been “at least” 241 homicides in El Salvador during the first 21 days of this year. Eighteen of the victims have been public transport employees who were shot to death for refusing to accede to extortion demands. In 2007 over 100 of those types of employees were murdered for the same reason. The country’s daily homicide average for this year is now twelve.
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