Weekend Report: Organized Crime Killings; Cameras to be installed at Border Crossings; Arrests of Corrupted Police and Mexican Army Officers

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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.

Friday, June 12

El Financiero,  Milenio (Mexico City) 6/12/09

The Mex. navy announced the finding of nearly 50,000 liters of ephedrine, a record substance of the substance used for the elaboration of the synthetic drug “crystal.” According to the report this was the largest synthetic drug facility in Latin America. There were also 3,250 kilos of granulated iodine, 1,850 liters of hypo phosphoric acid, plus sizable supplies of gasoline and water. The location was by the Paso del Huejote hamlet, near Badiraguato, Sinaloa.

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La Prensa Gráfica (San Salvador, El Salvador)  6/12/09

 There were thirteen homicides yesterday (Thurs.) in El Salvador; the total for the first ten days of June reached 135. (El Salvador is slightly smaller than Massachusetts)

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El Diario (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua)  6/12/09

“The tortured bodies of four men, one still with life, were found this morning in three places of the city.” The survivor has a gunshot wound to the head. In separate events in Juarez Thursday afternoon and evening, three other men became homicide victims. (Update; from several papers : the M3 Report posted 6/12/09 reported that hooded thugs had entered the “Las Palmas” Motel in Juarez and had opened fire on some occupants, killing five and wounding a sixth) Five of the six victims at the “Las Palmas” Motel were “SIEDO” (Mex. equiv. – DEA) agents and the other an “AFI” agent, all involved in undercover operations. The multiple murder raised Juarez’  tally of homicide victims to 73 for the first eleven days of June, and to 20 in the last 24 hours, “in a virtual rainfall of fire.”

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La Jornada  (Mexico City)  6/12/09

The state of Durango Att’y. Gen.’s office today reported that the bodies of five “executed” men were found by a dam near the town of Ceballos, some 10 minutes from the city of Durango.

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Novedades de Quintana Roo (Cancun, Q.R.)  6/12/09

Found in Cancun’s “Tres Reyes” area: the body of a man, face down, hands and feet wrapped with “industrial tape”, inside a black plastic garbage bag   * * * *  When  a gang of serial robbers of commercial establishments in Cancun was arrested, four out of the six were found to be ex-police officers from Cancun.

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Saturday, June 13

El Mañana (Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas)  6/13/09

The state of Nuevo Leon’s Att’y. Gen. reported that formal arrest orders have been issued regarding 65 of the 87 police officers recently detained in Monterrey and surrounding area. (M3 Report posted 6/10/09 relates)  “Excelsior” (Mexico City) added that 54 of these officers have confessed to have been taking bribes from drug cartels in exchange for information about police and army strategies.

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Entorno a Tamaulipas (Matamoros, Tamaulipas)  6/13/09

The “general administrator of the Customs Operation”, Jose Marquez, said that “more than 5,500 cameras” will be installed at international border crossings and that personal security of officials working there will be increased. All this arises from the threat of more attacks by organized crime groups. The most recent case was that of the head of the customs at the port of Veracruz, Francisco Serrano, who is believed to have been forcibly carried off twelve days ago and about whom nothing is known at this time.

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La Jornada  (Mexico City)  6/13/09

The governor of the state of Guerrero announced the arrest of two state police chiefs assigned to suburban posts around Acapulco, where some police officers were attacked and killed by gunfire a few days ago. (M3 Report posted 6/9/09 relates)

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Excelsior (Mexico City) 6/13/09

The Tijuana area “commander” of the now defunct “AFI” (just deactivated; the previous Mex. equiv. to the FBI), Heriberto Anaya, was detained yesterday (Fri.) and held at the local military headquarters. He is under investigation for links and activities involving organized crime. Military patrols in Tijuana have increased sharply and the local Dep’t. of Justice facilities are surrounded by security forces.

The attached cartoon from Excelsior is titled “NARCONATION”. The first man says: “In Jalisco they discovered narcobusinesses”. The second one adds: “And in Sonora narcopolice, in Michoacan narco-officials, in Monterrey narcocandidates.”


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Sunday, June 14

Cambio de Michoacan (Morelia, Michoacan)  6/14/09

Two Mex. “Federal Preventive Police” agents were killed and a third one wounded when thugs ambushed them and opened fire on patrol vehicles Saturday evening. More than 100 rounds of assault rifle fire impacted the units, some 20 mi. north of Morelia.

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Critica  (Hermosillo, Sonora)  6/14/09

Mexico’s  Dep’t. of Natn’l. Defense reported that a group of 25 “presumed criminals””dressed in military style uniforms” was arrested in Madera, Chihuahua. The group also had 29 “long firearms”, 3 “short ones”, 102 clips for various firearms, 5,443 rounds of ammo and 5 vehicles. (Madera is in western Chihuahua, in the Sierra Madre)

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El Debate (Culiacan, Sinaloa)  6/14/09

Mex. army elements searched a “safe house” at #486 Tauro St., Navolato (a satellite of Culiacan). Found: two .50 cal. Barrett rifles, 5 assault rifles, 5,115 rounds of ammo, 170 clips, some drugs  plus state, federal and local law enforcement uniforms, some of them complete, and tactical gear.  * * * *   In Badiraguato, Sinaloa, the military “intercepted” a Cessna 210 with U.S. registry N6773R, which also had a superimposed  Mexican registry XB-NIG. The plane had a couple of kilos of weed and was equipped with extra fuel lines to increase its range.

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El Imparcial  (Hermosillo, Sonora)  6/14/09

The Nogales edition of this paper features a main article on its front page titled: “U.S. expels 300 – 400 migrants daily”, then later states that with the arrival of summer this number will rise to 800 – 1,000 a day, all through the “Mariposa” border crossing on the west side of Nogales. The article goes on to relate the various governmental logistical supports available to those expelled from the U.S. The article also has a report from the Mex. Consulate in Tucson saying that those who cross the border illegally again are subject to increased criminal charges, especially if they also have prior criminal convictions.

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El Sur (Acapulco, Guerrero)  6/14/09

From the state of Guerrero news section : “Three executed in an SUV in Arcelia, and one businessman in Totolapan” and “Man dies and two wounded in a shootout”

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El Universal  (Mexico City)  6/14/09

Ten Mex. army officers have evidently been recruited by the drug Cartel of the Pacific – “El Chapo” Guzman’s -; now all ten, unnamed and whose place of assignment was not disclosed, have had to give statements to “SIEDO” (Mex. equiv. to DEA) as of Friday night. The Mex. Dep’t. of Defense will be turning them over to civilian authorities so the ten may face charges of organized crime due to their presumed collaboration with drug traffic.  * * * *  The state of Yucatan’s Att’y. Gen.’s office reported that the second-in-charge of the “INM” (Mex. Immigr.) plus one other “INM” agent in Merida, Yucatan, were also involved with the recently resigned local head of that agency in a prostitution scheme by allowing undocumented alien women to enter Mexico. (M3 Report posted 6/12/09 relates) * * * * * Following are the first two paragraphs of a news article titled “Crimes shake northern states” : “The wave of violence causes 15 assassinations in Chihuahua in the last few hours, and the same number of crimes took place in the state of Durango”  “In Ciudad Juarez alone, there were 10 assassinations, including that of a woman as well as that of a city policeman.” (The article then goes on to furnish additional relating details). And “Norte” (Ciudad Juarez paper) reported today that there have been 47 homicides in Juarez up until Saturday (13th) afternoon.  * * * *  16 Hondurans, 10 Guatemalans & 7 Salvadorans were found by Mex. federal police hidden in a special compartment in the rear of a tractor trailer. All 33 were in Mexico illegally. The truck was head for the state of Veracruz from Chiapas.

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