Archive for September, 2009


September 30, 2009

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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.

Tamaulipas en Linea – Cd. Victoria, Tamps. – 09/29/09

 More than $6,500,000 seized in Tamaulipas

 Elements of the Mexican Army seized more than six and one half million dollars and more than nine and one half million Mexican pesos in an operation performed at a property in Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas.

 The Secretary of National defense (Sedena) reported that, working on an anonymous tip regarding armed persons at a residence, the Army elements responded to the address and seized $6,571,065 and 9,517,000 Mexican pesos, as well as four vehicles and four firearms.

 The Army (Sedena) ascribed the property and the money to the “Cardenas Guillen” organization and placed them at the disposition of the Office of Special Investigation of Organized Crime (SIEDO) of the Department of Justice.

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 Cuarto Poder – Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas – 09/29/09

 Narcotraffic is on the defensive:  Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations (SRE)

 Anyone who doubts that the battle against narcotraffic is not yielding results should look at the number of dead in bloody episodes who are not claimed by families, the Secretary of Foreign Relations pointed out.

 This is a very ugly fact, but a large percentage of the dead are not recovered, and the families do not seek them; this is a very clear indicator that these are people related to narcotraffic, the spokeswoman said.

 She said it is hard to say that the campaign against organized crime in her country is being successful when they see these terrible acts, which leave them completely shocked.

 Nevertheless, there are concrete data which demonstrate that many people who work with criminals have been removed from the streets.  She said that 60,000 persons have been detained in the last two years, which demonstrates that the government offensive is not just against the big heads of the drug cartels, but also against the criminal gangs who work with them.

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 Excelsior – Mexico, D.F. – 09/29/09

 “La Familia” fills its ranks with minors

 La Familia Michoacána recruits youths between the ages of 14 and 17 years as new members, to perform surveillance duties.  Depending upon their performance, they are integrated into bribe collection cells and ultimately trained to be assassins.

 The youths have to complete courses in religion and ethics, presented by veteran leaders; and have to fulfill three precepts in order to remain in La Familia:  loyalty, respect for women and children and to locate the hit men for the Gulf Cartel, Los Zetas.

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