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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.
El Universal (Mexico)
“El Gato” , Linked to Murders in Acapulco
(Mexico City) Miguel Gómez Vásquez, known as ‘El Gato’ and identified as the head of the Independent Cartel of Acapulco or CIDA, has been arrested by the Federal Police. He is linked to the disappearance and murder of 20 people in September 2010, and also beheading’s the first days of this year. At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of an AK47 and ammunition, marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine.
La Hora (Guatemala) 1/31/2011
Violence has Surpassed Hospital Capacity
Guillermo Echevarria, Deputy Minister of Health, said that any increase in violence is beyond the capacity of any hospital, but he expressed examples of what has happened in the first month of this year. He noted that one hospital had 19 gunshot patients in one afternoon, and 2 days later, there were 17 at the other principal hospital. The problem is that these patients all have to be treated simultaneously. But, he noted, that even with increased staff, the level of violence has still exceeded capacity of the hospital staff. The official explained that the outpatient clinics at the hospitals are also seeing more patients, so a plan has been formed to refer them to local clinics where the people live.
La Prensa (Honduras) 2/1/2011
Armored Car Robbery with Backhoe
(Ceguaca) About 15 heavily armed men used a backhoe Monday to rob an armored vehicle of 4 million lempiras (US $211393.14) and another $200,000 in cash, or US $412216.62 total. The armored vehicle had another car with 4 guards accompanying it. After a bank pickup, the gunmen used a dump truck & backhoe to block a road, then shot out tires of the armored van. Several guards were wounded during the gunfight, and after all were tied, the backhoe was used to break into the money. The gunmen then stole vehicles at the scene and escaped. The local mayor has asked for more police, due to attacks on farmers and delivery trucks.
Frontera (Mexico) 2/1/2011
Couple Arrested for Murders
(Tijuana, Baja California) A couple was arrested for several murders committed for a cartel cell run by a woman. According to the Attorney General of the State (PGJE), the detainees are Juan Luis García Sánchez, “El Chino” or “El Cholo”, 38, Cristina Ibarra Ramírez, “La Gorda” or “Cristy”, age 25. They were in possession of a 9mm Glock which has been connected through ballistics to the murders. The couple confessed that their job was to execute people who were not “aligned” with the boss, or were dedicated to drug sales for others. Investigation continues to locate and arrest accomplices, and the cell.
El Diario de Chihuahua (Mexico) 1/31/2011
Another Policewoman Killed
(Chihuahua, Chih.) On Saturday night, a 35 year old female police officer was talking with a driver. The driver then ran her down, killing her and trying to drive away to escape. A fellow officer on scene opened fire on the fleeing killer, wounding him in the shoulder. The investigation is continuing.
Blog del Narco (Mexico) 2/1/2011
Assassins Execute Man and his Young Son
Sunday afternoon, a merchant in Ecuandreo, Michoacan was driving when he and his son were surprised by killers who then brutally murdered both. The father was 28 years old and his young son was only 6 years old. Both were shot multiple times.
La Voz de la Frontera (Mexico) 1/31/2011
Eight executions this Week
(Mexicali) Only eight executions were carried out this week, bring to 13 the total number for the month of January, and causing the perception of Mexicali as a quiet town. The former mayor of Calexico (US) urged caution, especially by local youth, when visiting bars and cantinas of Mexicali, with the possibility of repeating another shooting somewhere “across the border.” He continued that in his personal view, children under 18 should not cross the border for fun until 2 or 3 am.
Ensenada: Military captures 2 drug planes, arrests three; 1650 lbs total
Blog del Narco (http://www.blogdelnarco.com/):
Nuevo León: Tuesday; another violent afternoon, shootings, grenades, roadblocks, police checkpoints; an attack during a funeral; elsewhere gunman threw grenade which blew up police car; minutes later, clash between military/cartel with 5 gunmen dead.
Nuevo León: Grenade thrown at police checkpoint; injured officer & 4
Tepic, Nayarit: Narco grave found; male and female body; both tortured, shot
(Note: Photos are often not included due to the gruesomeness, but can
be found at the blog site. WARNING: many are VERY graphic and disturbing.)
Domestic News – United States
Phoenix-area gun store, ATF sting may be linked to border shootout
GAO: One percent of northern border under control
Arizona, federal officials target smugglers on Interstate 8
3 Illegal Immigrants Charged in American Teen Murder
DPS Detains 18 Undocumented Immigrants Suspects – Arizona
Dominican smugglers, Cubans keep U.S. border agents busy-Puerto Rico
Two Charged After 53 Illegal Immigrants Found in Phoenix Drop House
Authorities seize meth worth at least $2 million-Texas
Gov. Susana Martinez orders Arizona-style immigration reform
Legislature has two options for illegals’ driver’s licenses -New Mexico
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