Mexican military seizes an arsenal that includes explosives

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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 Debate (Sinaloa) 3/16/09

As part of Joint Operation Chihuahua, units of the Mexican military confiscated an arsenal of rifles, shotguns, pistols and fragmentation grenades along with uniforms of the type used by the AFI, [Mexico’s equivalent of the FBI.] and communications radios. Of special interest, they also seized 34 Tovex sausage explosives, 47 meters of explosive fuse and about 10 pounds of granulated explosive.

El Financiero (Mexico City) 3/16/09

A federal judge in Mexico City has issued a formal order of arrest for four municipal police officers in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, for alleged connection with the drug cartel known as La Linea. The officers were initially arrested in Cd. Juarez on March 12 when federal agents on patrol spotted several unknown subjects accompanied by a police patrol abduct a man, push him into the back of a Chevrolet Suburban and speed off. After a chase, the feds succeeded in stopping the vehicle in which the four police officers were holding their hostage. The car also contained fragmentation grenades and two AK-47 assault rifles.

El Porvenir (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) 3/16/09

During an official trip to Norway, Mexican President Felipe Calderon was insistent in emphasizing the co-responsibility of all nations, not only in economic matters but also in matters of the battle against crime.

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