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EL ORO, DURANGO, MEXICO
Mexican military discovered 60 tons of processed marijuana. The site was back in nearly inaccessible mountains, with the drip irrigation water sucked from the Lazaro Cardenas dam. The fields also contained plants about 5 months old. The 60 tons of processed pot were bagged and stored in a very rustic lab.-Notimex
Blog Del Narco (http://www.blogdelnarco.com/)
**Asterisk denotes death involving a police officer or a member of the military serving in that capacity.
Rosa Ivonne Ortiz, a police woman, was in the bathroom of her home when two gunmen suddenly entered her home. A wife of 26 years, she was found executed in the bathroom. Federal police captured the likely assassins, including an AR 15 rifle.
The heads of two men were hung from the Bicentennial Bridge located on a very busy avenue, but one later fell to the pavement. Their dismembered bodies were left in the middle of the bridge, where hundreds of people saw the scene. Narco messages were left with the remains.
The Mexican military engaged in an intense battle with gunmen, resulting in a panic among residents who described the shooting and grenades to be like a war zone. There were two bad guys killed, some property damage to homes, businesses and vehicles, and an armored truck of the gunmen destroyed by fire. Some residents received wounds as well as seven soldiers.
Twenty one state police officers at a rodeo were surprised by hooded gunmen with AK-47’s. One by one, each was disarmed. The police later said they feared resisting as the gunmen appeared to be agitated. Stolen were 21-.38 Special handguns and 6 Uzi-type rifles.
MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN
Three men went to buy beer, and were surprised by gunmen who opened fire. One man was killed outright and the other two were gravely wounded.
The village of Otameto was having a community feast and fiesta, when several unknown men joined them. As they integrated themselves into the dancing they began pulling guns and shooting those they didn’t like. Everyone ran for cover, and only one 16 year old girl. As they left, they kidnapped a 19 year old boy. His body was found hours later along the highway outside of town, showing signs of torture and then being shot.
Bulmaro Muñoz Salinas, aka The Men, was head of the Knights Templar for Morelia. He was wanted in connection with the bombing of a public security boss, kidnapping of a state police officer, and the kidnapping and killing of 21 people in June of this year.
Two men were executed while riding in a vehicle yesterday, and the driver was wounded. people used Facebook and Twitter to alert each other to the danger.
Several black plastic bags containing the butchered remains of a man were dumped along the highway to Acapulco. Four narco messages were also left. The man was later identified as a 42 year old mechanic.
A 15 year old boy was kidnapped, missing for 6 days, and then his dismembered-disembowelled body was dumped in the street near his home, wrapped in a sheet and a blanket. Three narco messages were left with it, all signed by the LFM cartel.
SABINAS HIDALGO, NUEVO LEÓN
A group of gunmen opened fire on the military, which led to intense fighting, including numerous grenades thrown by the bad guys. As a result, 5 gunmen were killed, with one of them a female. There were no other injuries.
Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz, a reporter on police matters for the Diario Notiver, was kidnapped and her body dumped behind the offices of another paper 48 hours later. Reporters are frequent targets of the cartels if they have the courage to report on them.
On Monday, a total of 18 persons were killed in the state of NL. This number includes the 5 gunmen mentioned above. The day began in the morning with the body of a burned woman, along with three others killed elsewhere, and ended with two executions at 11 pm.
Sunday afternoon assassins attacked the director of the Municipal Police of Torreon. His bodyguards repelled the attack, killing two gunmen, and leaving two of the bodyguards wounded.
CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA
During a riot at the prison here, in which 17 died, the municipal police chief was enroute with a caravan of his officers when the caravan was attacked by federal police. There have been other similar incidents including the mayor’s bodyguards being challenged by federal police. It is reported the chief will be filing a criminal complaint against the federal police. (The chief is in the center of photo below.)
12 abducted immigrants rescued in Reynosa
One of the aliens is from Iran.
Unraveling Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel-Four Part Story
Part 4 due out on Wednesday
Officials: 20 girls rescued, more than 1,000 people detained in Juárez human trafficking sweep (Other reports are saying it was only 400.)
Mexican Scholar Says the State Offers Poor Juveniles Two Options: Drug Trafficking or Emigrate
Seized narco assets stolen, lost in Colombia
Chilean volcano hurts Argentine economy
Knights Templar: In Mexico, like Norway, criminals look to past for legitimacy
Santa Muerte mystique: Folk saint appeals to the forgotten and to the
Juarez lawman brings confidence, and a troubled past
Mexico Widens Police Corruption Probe
As Mexico boasts security gains, analysts say expect more violence
Colombia, Mexico to Sign Extradition Treaty
Mexico Navy Sees Golden Reputation Tarnished
Mexican gov’t says 400, not 1,030, arrested during operation against
human trafficking in Ciudad Juarez
Domestic News – United States
Border Agent Robert Rosas, Killed In Action 7/23/09, Campo, CA –
Memorial Temecula, CA 7/23/11
U.S. Border Patrol Agent (Rosas) Killed for His Night-Vision Equipment, Suspect Says
Feds Silent on How Convicted Felons Bought Guns in ‘Operation Fast and Furious’
Fast and Furious: (U.S.) Embassy kept in dark as guns flooded Mexico
Holder Lied, Agents Died
Agents could lose thousands in salary
CBP proposal may spur exodus
New Push on Global Crime Launched
Identity Theft Tied To Illegal Immigration
Illegal Immigrant Hits Sheriff’s Deputy
Mexican drug cartels, gangs bringing violence to Nevada, U.S.
23 arrested in cross-border drug trafficking ring investigation
Fla. man sentenced to prison for human smuggling
Gangland – Los Zetas (Part 1/4)-Excellent report on Zetas in the US
Each part will end with link to next one. Very informative.
Intoxicated Illegal Who Killed Houston Cop Had Six Warrants
4,700 pounds of pot seized by Border Patrol
Boat possibly used for smuggling found in OB
(OB is Ocean Beach, a part of San Diego)
Dilemma for farmers
Arlington Police seek bilingual volunteers for ride-a-long program
Man Accused Of Driving Drunk With Child In The Car
Arlington Police seek bilingual volunteers for ride-a-long program
Manhole Mystery Solved in Downtown El Paso
Debate continues on fatal border shooting after rock assault
Border Patrol reports more than 20 weekend rescues
California Dream Act Part A Signed Into Law Today By Governor
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