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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.
La Hora (Guatemala) 1/26/2011
Two Buses Fire bombed in Ciudad Quetzal
Two buses went up in flames this morning (Wed) when unknown attackers threw a firebomb in one, and sprayed the other in gasoline before torching it also. The buses belong to a man being investigated for a bombing on January 3rd which killed nine people. The National Police are investigating whether the attack is a vendetta. The owner of the one bus is believed to have bought it with extortion money. However, a union official believes the attacks are for failure to pay extortion of about Q300,000 per month, which is over $37,000 US. He estimated the losses would amount to Q200,000.
Frontera (Mexico) 1/262011
Police Arrest Kidnappers of Young Migrant
(Tijuana, Baja California) State Police have arrested five men for kidnapping of a young migrant attempting to cross illegally into the U.S. The 18 year old man was taken to a house yesterday by the 5 men and told he would be held until his relatives paid them $500. Police had responded to a report of the kidnapping with the location of the condominium.
El Universal (Mexico) 1/16/2011
Marines looking for “Zetas” in Mexico City
Heavily armed Mexican Marines are on the second day of operations in Mexico City looking for members of the cartel known as “Los Zetas”. This is in response to citizen complaints of the presence of cartel members. Weapons and ammunition have been seized.
Diario de Queretaro (Mexico) 1/26/2011
More than 30,000 Children Work with Criminal Groups
(Mexico City) The head of the Human Rights Commission for the Federal District says that over 30,000 children are involved with criminal groups, and commit some 22 types of crimes. He said that the problem is that from an early age children and adolescents have no institutional mechanisms to access their rights, like education, health, in the case of adolescents to work, which means this generates a breeding ground for recruitment into the ranks of organized crime,”he said.
La Prensa Grafica (El Salvador) 1/26/2011
Police Supervisor Being Investigated for Keeping Explosives
The inspectorate of the National Police confirmed today that hey were beginning disciplinary proceedings against the head of the Transnational Anti-Gang Center because he stored a suitcase of explosives without authorization. The legislature recently created a special commission to investigate this situation which occurred a few months ago.
Blog del Narco (Mexico) 1/26/2011
More Dismembered Bodies in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon
Recently five dismembered bodies were found here and this morning police received a call of 3 more found. The bodies were completely cut up, and it is believed they could be municipal police officers recently kidnapped. Relatives of the missing policemen soon appeared at the scene and begged to see the bodies to find out if it was their missing family.
-Tancitaro, Michoacan; military/gunmen clash; gunmen dead; weapons,
guns, ammo, grenades, seized
-Mexicali, Baja California; 5 executed, one nephew of cartel head
-Ciudad Juarez; Federal Police Officer bodyguard for Mayor killed, 2nd
Domestic News – United States
Smugglers with “medieval catapult” nabbed at U.S. border Arizona
Border authorities arrest controversial Muslim cleric east of San Diego
Drug Bureau – Cartel activity increases in Oklahoma
Van Susteren Presses White House for Details on Border Agent’s Slaying
Man Sentenced for Smuggling Firearms to Mexico-Minnesota
Acapulco is both heaven and hell
ICE-led document and benefit fraud investigation leads to arrests in Eastern Washington
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