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September 3, 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.

El Universal – Mexico, D.F. – 09/02/09

 Members of money laundering network arrested

 Four people involved in an international organization which launders money by the purchase and sale of real estate and the transference of cash were taken into custody during searches performed by agents of the Attorney General (PGR) in the Distrito Federal and the states of Mexico and Guerrero.   A Colombian citizen, Carlos White, posed as a Mexican and led the organization.  White moved about every three months, renting homes in exclusive residential zones, posing as a real estate entrepreneur.  He was located and arrested in one of those residences.  The four, one of them White’s wife, remain in custody while the investigation continues.

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 El Debate – Culiacan, Sinaloa – 09/02/09

 Sinaloa reports 104 homicides for month of August

 The homicides for August bring the total for 2009 to 673, compared to 728 in 2008.  The murders by presumed delinquents appear to be unstoppable; notes found on the cadavers describe victims as “thieves” or relate to Mazatlan “narcos.”  Two police officers and one soldier were among the victims.

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Cuarto Poder – Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas – 09/02/09


The Chiapas State Police, in coordination with federal officers, arrested three presumed members of the Sinaloa Cartel, driving luxury vehicles, at a traffic checkpoint on the highway between Tuxtla Gutierrez and San Fernando.  Two of the suspects were from Veracruz and the other from Sonora.  Along with the vehicles, the agents seized five cell phones, four Nextel radio phones and others.  The detainees and the seized property were turned over to the special anti-organized crime group as possible members of organized crime.  The agents revealed that the subjects later confessed to being members of the Sinaloa Cartel.

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 Excelsior – Mexico, D.F. – 09/02/09

 Deaths of migrants increase along Tamaulipas border

Nuevo Laredo:  A total of sixty-five migrants have died so far this year attempting illegal entry into the U.S.

 Forty-one of the deaths occurred in the U.S. side and twenty-five in Nuevo Laredo.  This number is much higher than in previous years.

 The Mexican Consul in Laredo stated that of the forty-one deaths in his area of responsibility, 26 were from sunstroke, 13 from drowning and two in accidents.

 Those identified were from the states of Zacatecas, Michoacan, Veracruz, Guanajuato, Tabasco and Chiapas.

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 Critica – Hermosillo, Sonora – 09/02/09


Micheletti will participate in an international march against Hugo Chavez

The de facto president of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, announced that he will join an international protest march against the president of Venezuela, accompanied by Honduran civic organizations.  He said that he will participate and asked the Honduran populace to participate because “we don’t want dictators of any kind.”

 Micheletti, who was elected by the Parliament after Manuel Zelaya was deposed, gave no details about his participation.  The anti-Chavez march was convened by a Colombian civic platform via Facebook, and has received positive responses on that social network from users in Colombia, Venezuela, United States, Israel, Canada, Peru, Ecuador, Spain and France.  Micheletti”s government broke diplomatic relations with Venezuela last July because of “threats” of military action by Chavez, who is an ally of Zelaya, who was overthrown by the Armed Forces on June 28.  The organizations Democratic Civic Union (UCD) and Honduras es Nuestra (Honduras is Ours) have organized marches and had demonstrations and rallys in rejection of Zelaya and Chavez.

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COLOMBIA – Presidencia de la Republica – Bogota, Colombia 09/02/09

 National Police capture of alias “Alberto Chaparro”, presumed head of the “front 23” of the Farc (Armed Communist Rebels)

The government and National Police offered up to 500 million pesos reward for information leading to the arrest of Carlos Ivan Pena Orjuela “Alberto Chaparro”. According to police information, he had more than twenty years of service with Farc and had outstanding warrants for rebellion, terrorism, aggravated homicide and extortion.

 Bogota:  Subject was captured today, September 02, 2009, in Bogota by the National Police.  According to authorities, besides reaching a very high political-military level within the criminal gang, he is known for his personal involvement and direction of attacks against Public Forces and extortion of businessmen.

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Diario de Xalapa – Xalapa, Veracruz – 09/02/09

Secretary pledges support for government against “narcos”

The Mexican Secretary of Public Security said that La Familia Michoacana and the Gulf Cartel are fighting over territory in southern Guanajuato for the transport routes to other parts of Mexico.  Pledging his support for the battle against organized crime, he said that the participation of the Mexican Army is fundamental because of the corruption of police forces.

 He said that trailers, some of them stolen, loaded with drugs have been seized as well as warehouses full of drugs, by virtue of coordination of the Army with the Department of Justice (PGR) , Secretary of Public Security (SSP) and Secretary of defense (Sedena).

 He reported that 249 criminals involved with drug trafficking and vending have been arrested, but lamentably, the consumption of drugs among the youth of Guanajuato has increased significantly.

 Both Cartels wish to take over the southern municipalities which border on the states of Colima, Guerrero and Michoacan.

 Heavy consumption of alcohol in the north of Guanajuato, marijuana in the center and synthetic drugs in the south are very problematic.

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