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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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A proposal for Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement and Reform
Milenio (Mexico City), El Informador (Guadalajara, Jalisco) 10/13/10
After a citizen’s report, Mexican military personnel searched a house in Zapopan, Jalisco (a city just outside Guadalajara), and seized 51 “long barrel” firearms, 49 handguns, three rocket launchers, including one of 40 mm., and also 37,080 rounds of ammunition of various calibers, plus 13 fragmentation grenades and 7 other grenades of .40 mm. caliber. One of the long barrel firearms was an AK-47 assault rifle equipped with a silencer, both gold plated. Two of the pistols were also gold plated. A small amount of various drugs was also seized. There were no arrests. (The photos below accompanied the articles.)
La Nacion (San Jose, Costa Rica) 10/13/10
Costa Rica to require visa scrutiny for Mexicans & Guatemalans
Costa Rican immigration officials are proposing to toughen the issuance of the visa issuance process for citizens of Mexico and Guatemala. The object is to look into a visa applicant’s police or criminal record for citizens of those countries interested in traveling to Costa Rica. The Vice-Minister for Government, Mario Zamora, said that it’s time to take preventive type actions due to the great number of cases in which citizens of those two countries turn up to be linked with organized crime. A similar procedure has already been imposed on visa applicants who are citizens of Colombia and Jamaica.
La Prensa Grafica (San Salvador, El Salvador) 10/13/10
One weekend : 24 homicides
Last weekend closed with 24 homicides in El Salvador. The country’s National Civil Police has now recorded 98 homicides in the first 10 days of the month. For the entire year, the daily average of homicides is 11. (That country is slightly smaller than Massachusetts.)
Banderas News (Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco) 10/13/10
Drug war bloodshed tarnishes Mexico’s richest city
(Use link below for an English language article about conditions in Monterey, Mexico)
El Debate (Sinaloa) 10/14/10
Police being killed at soaring rates
Twenty-five law enforcement personnel were murdered in the state of Sinaloa in 2007, but this year that number has grown more than threefold and has reached 90. The highest yearly number so far was in 2008, when 112 agents of various law enforcement agencies fell victim to organized crime.
La Cronica (Mexicali, Baja Calif.) 10/14/10
Drugs flow northward
From the morning of Friday, Oct 8, until Tuesday the 12th, agents at the U.S. Border Ports of Entry in Calexico and San Ysidro (San Diego,) Calif., detected 28 attempts to smuggle drugs into the U.S.; the contraband was hidden in various areas of vehicles including bumpers, side panels, tires and fuel tanks. The total weight of the drugs seized in that period at those two facilities: 1,901 kilos (4,182 lbs.)
Money flows southward
This past Tuesday, Miriam Gabriela Caramillos-Camargo arrived at the airport in Cancun, state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, aboard a flight from Amsterdam, Holland. Inspectors found 250,457 euros, the equivalent of 4,250,000 pesos, (approx. 352,000 dollars,) which she had not declared and were hidden in the double bottom of her suitcase.
Diario Rotativo (Queretaro, Qro.) 10/14/10
Undocumented in Yucatan
Mexican immigration officials called it somewhat unusual, but in the city of Merida they found four aliens illegally in Mexico; three of them were labeled as Hindus and one as Central American. And at the same city’s airport, they found two others also illegally in Mexico, one from China and the other from Guatemala. All six are now detained.
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