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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.
Cuarto Poder (Chiapas) 9-7-10
Army admits error in attack
Monterrey, N.L. – Commanders of the military zone said it was a “lamentable error” to fire at an automobile containing two families which resulted in two deaths at a military checkpoint.
The Government Secretary, Javier Trevino Cantu, participated in a press conference with the commanders of the military zone in which they announced that they will be responsible for medical and funeral expenses.
The two families travelling in one vehicle had failed to stop at a military checkpoint and the military subsequently opened fire killing two members of one of the families and wounding several others.
El Debate (Culiacan, Sinaloa) 9-7-10
Military uncovers a “crystal” laboratory in Las Tapias
Culiacan – A spokeswoman for Operation Culiacan-Navolato stated that personnel from the 13th Regiment of the Motorized Cavalry discovered a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory at Rancho El Tecomante.
The soldiers seized 28.5 liters of meth in different sized containers, 150 grams of crystal meth and 140 liters of precursor chemicals in various containers.
The spokeswoman said that in total they seized 57,300 – .5 gram doses.
El Diario de Juarez (Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua) 9-7-10
Two dismembered bodies left at Guerrero Museum
Chilpancingo, Gro. – Two dismembered bodies were found early this morning by Mexican authorities in front of a children’s museum in Chilpancingo, the capital city of the southern state of Guerrero.
State police were alerted to two nude bodies with their heads, arms and legs cut off in front of La Avispa Museum, a government recreational museum for children, said police spokesmen. Nearby are two mechanical dinosaurs.
Two severed heads were placed over a narco-message signed by “New Cartel de la Sierra.” The contents of the message were not disclosed.
During the last two months this criminal group has left dozens of bodies on the streets of Chilpancingo.
Authorities do not know the origin of this new criminal group, but their writings suggest they are dedicated to killing extortionists, robbers, auto thieves, informants, and people who are not aligned with the cartel.
Guerrero is the battleground between the narco-trafficking organizations of Edgar Valdez Villareal, AKA: “La Barbie,” who was arrested this last 30th of August, and the cartel of the brothers Beltran Leyva.
Group of undocumented Mexicans arrested on California beach
San Clemente – AP – A group of 20 undocumented Mexicans were detained on a California beach aboard a boat, according to authorities.
The U.S. Border Patrol said that 17 men and three women were detained when they arrived on San Clemente State Beach in Orange County, California.
According to authorities, one 36 year old woman had fractured her leg boarding the boat and was taken to a hospital. The rest of the group was taken to a Border Patrol Station for disposition.
It is unusual for the undocumented to attempt entry into the USA by sea. The vast majority of the undocumented from Mexico and other countries attempt entry by land.
Other stories in El Diario de Juarez:
- A man murdered in Fraccionamiento Patria;
- FARC kills three policemen in ambush;
- Dead inmate found in municipal prison
El Tiempo (Bogota, Colombia) 9-7-10
46 Africans and 5 Afghanis to be deported
Medellin – Fifty-one Africans and Asians were apprehended during the weekend for illegally entering the country.
Government official, Marcel Suarez, confirmed that 5 Afghanis were among the illegal aliens apprehended. The rest were from Eritrea and Ethiopia.
The apprehensions occurred at the end of last week. The Army captured two presumed “coyotes” that admitted guilt and were released.
Normally the “coyotes” charge between 10,000 and 20,000 dollars each, according to Suarez.
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