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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.

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 La Cronica de Hoy (Mexico City) 8-9-10

 Armed forces seize more than six tons of marijuana

 Guaymas, Sonora – In a communication, the Secretary of the Navy said that a coastal patrol operating out of Guaymas during the weekend detected and intercepted three fast boats in the upper Gulf of Baja California and seized 591 packages of marijuana weighing more than 6,100 kilograms.  (13,420 lbs.)

 The fast boats were moving north at a high rate of speed just north of Angel de la Guardia (largest island in the Sea of Cortez) headed toward Baja California.  Each of the three boats were powered by two 200 HP motors.

 Four people were arrested and turned over to Federal authorities along with the boats and drugs.


 Two federal policemen murdered in Cd. Juarez

 Cd, Juarez, Chihuahua – Two federal policemen were murdered last night in front of dozens of witnesses. The policemen were on their days off, according to the Assistant Prosecutor of the Northern Judicial District.

 The incident occurred in the downtown district and, according to witnesses; the policemen were totally surprised by the murderers. The identities of the deceased have not been released.

 El Diario de Juarez (Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua) 8-9-10

 “Here come the gangsters!”

Palomas, Chihuahua – Upon the appearance of a strange vehicle in town, the residents started to panic. “Here come the gangsters,” some screamed while others sought cover.

 This was the result of the murders and mutilation of three men whose heads were put on display yesterday morning in the largest park in this border city near Cd. Juarez.

 Hours earlier, members of the Mexican Army had located a burned out truck with the bodies of three decapitated men inside.

 It was not yet six in the morning when the residents of this border city became witnesses to yet another atrocious crime and saw for themselves, the brutality of criminal groups committing the murder of their victims.

 An old man, a guest in a rest home, routinely went for a morning walk in the park, but this time was halted by the ghastly sight of a bloody face in front of a church. He was paralyzed by the horrific sight.

 Three heads had been placed in a triangle on the kiosk in the park located at Progreso and Revolucion Mexicana.

 Old men, women and children were horrified by the sight. While being interviewed by the press, the residents saw a strange vehicle in the area and  exhibiting fear, almost all at the same time cried “Here come the gangsters!” and disappeared from the park.


 El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 8-9-10

 Reduction of day laborers in Arizona

 Phoenix, Arizona – The day labor market in Arizona has declined some 90% because of SB-1070 and other laws approved over the last two years according to an investigation by the Arizona Republic.

 In areas where there are usually up to 200 day laborers congregated, there are only 20 today, said the Republic.


 La Voz de la Frontera (Mexicali, B.C.) 8-9-10

 Soldiers seize 11.5 million dollars in drugs

 San Luis R.C. Sonora – One hundred ninety kilograms of cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin  (418 lbs.) with a street value of 11.5 million dollars were intercepted at a military checkpoint located about 20 kilometers from this city on the road to Sonoyta.  The 39 year old driver of a tractor-trailer rig from Culiacan, Sinaloa, was detained for further investigation.

 At first, the soldiers found nothing illegal in the cargo, but then they found a hidden compartment containing the contraband.


 -end of report-

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