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Foreign News Report
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 Financiero (Mexico City) 6-8-10
Border Patrol Agent shoots a youngster in El Paso
El Paso – An Agent of the Border Patrol shot a youngster after an alleged confrontation on the South side of the City of El Paso, Texas, although the boy was hit while on Mexican soil, according to authorities.
Doug Mosier, spokesman for the Border Patrol in El Paso, did not confirm the death but said that one of his agents was involved in a shooting incident against a person during Monday night on the United States side of the International Bridge.
None-the-less, Chihuahua authorities called for an investigation into the death of 14 year old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca.
Mosier said that multiple Federal Agencies are investigating and asked that questions be referred to the office of the FBI which is leading the investigation.
Andrea Simmons, spokeswoman for the FBI in El Paso, said that around 18:45 on Monday an Agent of the Border Patrol was attacked and he discharged his firearm but gave no further details of the alleged confrontation. The name of the Agent firing the weapon has not been released.
Simmons said that although the number of the agents involved has not been determined, neither has the number of aggressors nor whether they were armed.
Several witnesses told Channel 9 in El Paso that a group of people crossed onto the United States side of the border at El Paso but were returning to Mexico when an Agent on a bicycle fired at them.
This incident occurred after another Mexican migrant, Anastasio Hernandez, 32 years old, died after being beaten by several agents of the Border Patrol at the border in San Ysidro, California. The Coroner later classified the death of this Mexican as a homicide.
Cambio de Michoacán (Morelia) 6-8-10
Mexican armed forces destroy marijuana
From the 22nd of May to June 4 this year, Mexican Armed Forces located and eradicated 145 fields of marijuana and poppy plants growing on more than 96,000,202 square meters in the states of Sinaloa and Michoacán.
Three henchmen from ‘La Familia’ detained in Lazaro Cardenas
Elements of the Federal Police detained 3 suspected henchmen from La Familia after a confrontation in the State of Michoacán. The men were confronted in Colonia Compamento Minero in Lazaro Cardenas, after agents observed two vehicles travelling at high speed, one with no license plates.
One driver, a man identified only as “El Payo,” died at the scene. Three more men were arrested.
Agents seized the vehicles, a .380 semi-automatic pistol, a .38 Super pistol, a .38 caliber revolver, a fragmentation grenade and military uniforms. The investigation is continuing.
El Debate (Culiacan, Sinaloa) 6-8-10
Murders in Sinaloa remain unsolved
Culiacan, Sinaloa – Of the 1003 murders in Sinaloa this year, only 28 suspected perpetrators have been found guilty. This is only 2.7 percent of murders solved by police.
The Director of Investigations, Luis Alberto Jauss Lopez, who revealed the number of arrests, specified that 81 murder suspects were arrested pursuant to warrants. The government official announced that the number of arrests this year corresponds to the number arrested in previous years at this time.
The Governor (of Sinaloa), Jesus Aguilar Padilla, says that violence has stabilized and that the number of murders is declining.
The President of Colegio de Abogados Mariano Otero, Ruben Beltran, says that the public is fed up with having a violent society and the police are exhausted working on more than 1000 murders and cannot guarantee public security. The President of Colegio Alberto Sanchez, Gerardo Zamora, says that the violence is due to the struggle against the cartels and that the police are put at great risk. Eighty one suspects have been detained compared to more than 1000 murders so far this year.
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