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**Asterisk denotes death involving a police officer or a member of the military serving in that capacity. Some items may be from notirex.com. Note: Killings have become so routine that it is no longer possible to report them all. Newspapers will sometimes report that there were a total of X number of homicides in a locale instead of separately reporting each death. This is complicated by the continuing threats of journalists.
MICHOACAN, SINALOA, NAYARIT, JALISCO, PUEBLA
These five Mexican states account for over 73% of clandestine labs detected which now number 645. The federal government estimates the labs has increased by 1200 per cent. The location of the labs indicate that the Sinaloa cartel, along with LFM which has morphed into the Knights Templar are the primary groups responsible.
The remains of a couple were found inside black plastic bags in their vehicle. Both had been beheaded. They were later identified by the forensic office.
At about 0430 Wednesday, unknown gunmen opened fire on the city hall in the center of the city. There were no injuries, with bullet holes the only damage.
A convoy of 20 police officers were ambushed, resulting in 3 of them being injured. The attacked was repelled and the injured AFI agents treated.
A running shootout between federal forces and gunmen left two bad guys dead, and 2 captured.
CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA*
Municipal police responding to a report of a motorcyclist hit were met with gunfire from 3 luxury vehicles. One police officer was killed and another was gravely wounded when shot in the eye. One of the vehicles was subsequently caught and 3 shooters captured.
On Wednesday, Mexican Marines captured Ariel Pinedo Jiménez, known as El Cepillín, an alleged leader of the criminal organization Knights Templar. The arrest was the result of an anonymous report and intelligence work. When he was arrested, he was wearing a fanny pack containing two grenades and false identification.
MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN*
A state police officer was shot and killed on Friday by gunmen on motorcycles, and one of the shooters was killed by his fellow officers. Another of the shooters was captured.
An ATF informer, who confessed to ATF Agents to buying hundreds of guns for the Zetas and helped them trap another dealer, is now a fugitive from the ATF. His fellow Zetas may also be hunting him. ATF last contacted him just before raiding a Houston weapon cache where 24 military-type guns were seized. He stopped using his cell and told his mother he was going to Chicago. He confessed to buying some 250 guns over 2 years for the Zetas. Houston is considered one of the primary points for guns destined for Mexican cartels. (Personal note: The report speaks to mistake upon mistake by ATF in the handling of this ‘informant’. Enough said.)
CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA*
Fabián Ramírez, a sector commander for the municipal police was assassinated enroute to his station at 0720 Sunday. He is the third municipal police officer to die this year, and was assassinated just 10 days after his predecessor, Pablo Vicente Soria Morales was killed*. His wife in the car with him was not injured. The police chief blamed Los Aztecas for the killings. The gang is active in both Cd. Juarez and El Paso.
MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN*
A San Nicolas municipal police officer, who also has worked as a bodyguard, was assassinated while his wife and 3 year old child were in the vehicle. They were uninjured.
A human rights organization says that there are 7 cases where entire families have disappeared, although the number could be higher. The point was made that some do not report the abductions out of fear. The method is the same: a group comes and takes them, and there is nothing further heard whatsoever. In some cases, the homes have been burned. There are a total of 23 cases where one or more members of the family are taken. On Friday, the state announced an offer of a reward for information, and said the missing cases could total 1600.
TIJUANA, BAJA CALIFORNIA
The Mexican military seized more than a ton of marijuana hidden among a load of tomatoes headed for the US via the Otay Mesa Port of Entry on the east side of Tijuana. The military also announced locating a 1/4 mile long clandestine air strip south of Ensenada.
Saturday night, two municipal police officers, Francisco Ramírez Velázquez and his partner,Ramon Ortega Tlaxcala, were gunned down by gunmen who used over 186 shots. Francisco had received a life saving award days ago for rescuing a woman from a fire and rushing her to a hospital in his unit.
MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN
State investigative AFI agents arrested 106 officers of the municipal police for organized crime links. It is the largest arrest so far.
Mexico officials: ‘Chapo’ aide killed in gunfight
Mexico strikes Sinaloa cartel as Cabrera Sarabria shot
Canadian woman beaten at Mexico resort hotel
(History: Canadian deaths in Mexico make travelers wary http://tinyurl.com/7wlmcac)
Mexico toll hits nine from A(H1N1) swine flu
with 573 cases
Violence escalates in Mexico
Eight dead, 20 injured in Guatemala nightclub shooting
The Mexico drug war: Bodies for billions
Salvadoran police seized $1.5 million in fake U.S. bills
(If this much was seized with one seizure, how much is not seized other times.)
Mexico government sought to withhold drug war death statistics
The Snitches, the Basis of the DEA War in Mexico
Is Mexico’s Drug War Hurting Tourism?
The siesta congress
Mexico’s do-nothing legislature
Crime booms as Central Americans fear police switched sides
Mexican Cartels Moving Drugs in Armored Vehicles
Mexico Dismantles Synthetic Drug Lab, Seizes Ton of Marijuana
US Says Guatemalan Lottery Launders Drug Money
Auto Theft at Record Levels in Mexico
Honduran president says US to send personnel to help combat violent crime
Mexican Troops Rescue 4 Kidnap Victims, Arrest 14
Ancient Popcorn Found-Made 2,000 Years Earlier Than Thought in Peru
Colombia Arrests Alleged Drug Trafficker Sought by the United States
Mexico Again Complains to WTO About U.S. “Discrimination” Against Its Tuna
Mexican Pair Sentenced for Grisly Murder
10 Argentine Cops Charged in Gang Rape of Teen Boy
US Surveillance Planes Back Peru Drug Ops, says Minister
Mexican Archaeologists Discover Kiln More Than 1,200 Years Old
Domestic News – United States
3 Afghan nationals found in South Texas
Federal official in Arizona to plead the fifth and not answer questions on ‘furious’
The earthquake irony of ‘Taking the Fifth’ in Fast & Furious
Napolitano tells sheriffs group that border security is a priority
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever said Operation Stonegarden was a great idea to begin with, but it now feels as if the federal program is trying to turn local officials into “de facto Border Patrol agents.” “As a sheriff, I’m not going to work for the federal government,” Dever said. “We’re not going to be wards to their stewardship in any way, shape or form.”
Obama’s Border Patrol chief blasted by agents
Immigration authorities released man who went on to kill 3 in North Miami
U.S. Immigration Officials Recommend Closing 14 Percent of Cases
US Border Patrol to build station in last of unguarded Mexico border regions
Obama Weakens Visa Requirements, Ignores National Security Risk
Señor Romney? Candidate’s Mexican roots revealed
Mexico’s Murderous Drug War Spills Over U.S. Border-Editorial
Media may owe Gov. Brewer an apology.
Horrific murder no surprise in meth capital of US-Mexican cartel meth
Illegal immigration deportation policy comes under fire
Border trade, travel bogged down by long lines
US Border Patrol agents in NM arrest convicted felon from Mexico who was in the US illegally
Valley Ranchers Taking Up High-Powered Rifles to Protect Land
Possible changes to LAPD impound policy ignites tempers
Human trafficking is growing almost as fast as drug trade, officials say
Modern-day human slavery exists in Sacramento
Federal Judge In NY Strikes Blow Against Mexican Drug Cartels
With SBInet behind it, CBP develops a new procurement strategy
Active duty troops train on US Mexican border
As illegal immigration spreads, so do dangerous gangs
According to the FBI, there are at least 70,000 MS-13 gang members operating between Central America and the US.
Plan to Stop Drugs in North Country
U. S. Citizens Found Guilty of High-Speed Flight
Arizona sting catches 2 officials in drug smuggling
Two West Africans charged with ID forgery
Border-trash battle called tough, risky
Two drug smugglers arrested following bailout in Weslaco
Felon sentenced in AZ for being in US illegally
Border Patrol Nabs 24 Illegal Immigrants at Trestles
A commentary of the times, likely speaking for many of us:
Crazy, old-fashioned me stuck in the past
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