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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.

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Cambio de Michoacán (Morelia) 9-13-10

States brace for narco attacks

Morelia – The government canceled festivities in Chihuahua cities; other governments fortify public places ahead of events.

Under the threat of terrorist attacks, such as those which occurred during festivities in 2008, police agencies have activated security practices in order to celebrate the independence of this country.

Michoacán and 14 other states have stepped up security before the September 15th and 16th celebrations.

The governments of Chihuahua, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Colima, Jalisco, Michoacán, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Hidalgo, Guerrero, Morelos and Guerrero are not holding back on their efforts to avoid attacks by criminal organizations during bicentennial celebrations of The Independence.

Chihuahua went to the extreme in suspending celebrations in at least 5 of its cities; Cd. Juarez, Praxedis G. Guerrero, Guadalupe Distrito Bravo, Ascencion and Jimenez, because the safety of the residents could not be guaranteed. The governments of those cities recognized that the conditions to celebrate liberty do not exist.


El Debate (Culiacan, Sinaloa) 9-13-10

Mexican Army arrests “Pancho Pistolas” and seizes an arsenal

Guadalajara – Juan Francisco Aguilar Santana, 35, AKA: “Pancho Pistolas” was arrested by the Mexican Army. Aguilar, originally from Tapalpa, Jalisco, is identified as the chief hit man of the Sinaloa Cartel and was in charge of operations in various cities in the State of Jalisco and in the States of Colima and Michoacán.

Aguilar was detained in Amacueca along with eight of his henchmen while traveling in vehicles loaded with drugs and firearms. He has a long criminal history including the murder of soldiers, according to military authorities.

Soldiers seized a total of 27 firearms along with drugs and four automobiles.

According to military intelligence sources, the men are connected to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.


Farc supplies Mexican narcos

Bogota – Several chiefs of Mexican narcotrafficking organizations met in Colombia to coordinate the movement of cocaine into Mexico in a strengthening of the alliance between Mexican Cartels, FARC guerillas and Colombian criminal organizations, said General Cesar Pinzon, Director of the Anti-narcotics Police in Bogota.

In an interview today, conducted by the Colombian newspaper El

Tiempo, General Pinzon confirmed that the new heads of Colombian narcotraffickers, and their subservient criminal bands, have pacts with FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) and both factions work for the Mexican Mafia.

The General said that it is known that there are Mexicans in Colombia and Colombians in Mexico involved in the narcotics trade and that they are coordinating with one another.\


El Diario de Juarez (Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua) 9-13-10

Marines capture “El Grande” after ten month investigation

Mexico, D.F. – The Mexican Marine Corps announced today the capture of Sergio Enrique Villareal Barragan, AKA: “El Grande”, and declared that the arrest was a result of the capture of “La Barbie.”

Two more henchmen were captured with him along with four vehicles, three of which were armored, three long guns, several grenades, $45,520 Pesos and $560,000 Dollars.

Sergio Enrique Villareal and Edgar “La Barbie” Valdez Villareal were equals working for the Beltran Leyva Cartel.

Villareal Barragan was called “El Grande” because he is approximately 6’5” tall and weighs 250 lbs. He was also called “El King Kong” and “El Come Niños.” (The Children Eater)


Body of beheaded man found in Colonia Barrio Alto

Cd. Juarez – The beheaded corpse of a man was found early this morning in Colonia Barrio Alto in plain view of the public, according to police authorities.

The victim had no identification but appeared to be about 40 years old.



-end of report-


  1. PF Says:

    Where is the link? I would like to read this.

  2. Jillian Galloway Says:

    $113 billion is spent on marijuana every year in the U.S., and because of the federal prohibition *every* dollar of it goes straight into the hands of criminals. Far from preventing people from using marijuana, the prohibition instead creates zero legal supply amid massive and unrelenting demand – the scale of the harm this causes far exceeds any benefit obtained from keeping marijuana illegal.

    According to the ONDCP, at least sixty percent of Mexican drug cartel money comes from selling marijuana in the U.S., they protect this revenue by brutally torturing, murdering and dismembering countless innocent people.

    If we can STOP people using marijuana then we need to do so NOW, but if we can’t then we must legalize the production and sale of marijuana to adults with after-tax prices set too low for the cartels to match. One way or the other, we have to force the cartels out of the marijuana market and eliminate their highly lucrative marijuana incomes – no business can withstand the loss of sixty percent of its revenue!

    To date, the cartels have amassed more than 100,000 “foot soldiers” and operate in 230 U.S. cities, and it’s now believed that the cartels are “morphing into what would be considered an insurgency” (Secretary of State Clinton, 09/09/2010). The longer the cartels are allowed to exploit the prohibition the more powerful they’re going to get and the more our own personal security will be put in jeopardy.

    • PF Says:

      – So you are saying, for example, that Californians should vote “Yes” on Proposition 19 – the legalization of marijuana in this state?
      My biggest fear – and I am sure this is a concern to many as they contemplate this proposition – is that it will be the beginning of a “slippery slide” to legalization of heavier drugs as well. Granted, the cartels need to be “neutered” – but is this really the way to do it? As with is being done with the terrorists, why not “follow the money” and seize their assets? Between asset seizure and closing off the border between the ports of entry, cartels could be neutralized to a great degree.

      It’s been stated both ways – yes and no – that marijuana can lead to the consumption of heavier drugs. Additionally, marijuana (which stinks a lot worse than cigarettes, by the way) can slightly impair motor functions – causing less inhibition. How would this affect driving? What about safety of others? What about use of marijuana on the job?

      Knowing all this, I will be voting against Proposition 19. I still believe that “following and seizing the money as well as securing the border between the ports of entry (and it CAN be done) is the answer. If this country REALLY wanted to put a dent in the use of drugs (notice I did not say “win”), it most certainly could!

  3. Wilson Beck Says:


    In Calderon’s speech yesterday he refers to the U.S. as Mexico’s enemies. I would like to see this in the U.S. Press in a bigger way than the San Diego paper. Please click the link above.

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