Mexican man sentenced for gun smuggling attempt
Associated Press | Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:46 am | Comments
A guard at a prison in Mexico has been sentenced to nearly four years
in a U.S. federal prison for trying to smuggle gun parts into Mexico.
Abraham Molina Barron of Hermosillo was caught with unfinished parts
for 50 AR-15 rifles last September. They were found stashed in the
door panels of the car the 38-year-old was driving during an
inspection at the border crossing in Nogales, Ariz.
Molina admitted he put the parts in the car and was trying to smuggle
them into Mexico.
He pleaded guilty in February to attempting to export defense
articles and was sentenced last week to 46 months in prison. The U.S.
Attorney for Arizona says a judge rejected his argument that he was
forced to smuggle the gun parts.
Yuma Border Patrol agents apprehend three smugglers
May 17, 2011 3:49 PM
BY JAMES GILBERT - SUN STAFF WRITER
U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized approximately
150 pounds of marijuana and arrested three suspected drug smugglers.
According to Robert Lowry of the Yuma Sector Communications Division,
agents assigned to Wellton Station had been tracking footprints of
suspected illegal crossers near Painted Rock Road, along Interstate 8
west of Gila Bend, for about an hour when they came up on three
individuals carrying marijuana in their backpacks.
Lowry said agents determined that the subjects were all illegally in
the United States and took them into custody. All three face
prosecution. The marijuana, which had an estimated street value of
$76,000, was seized.
To report suspicious activity, call the Yuma Sector Border Patrol
toll-free at 1-866-999-8727.
James Gilbert can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 539-6854.
Note: also under armed, under equipped, under supplied, unsupported.
Published: 05/16/2011 11:42 By: SUN
SNSP: 1.800 underpaid police forces
Cuernavaca, Morelos (SUN)
Juan Miguel Alcántara Soria, executive secretary of the National
System of Public Security, said Jalisco, State of Mexico City and SLP
are unable to evaluate their police.
The executive secretary of the National System of Public Security,
Juan Miguel Alcántara Soria, reported that 1,800 of the two police
corporations, 400 municipalities in the country or pay fair wages, or
train, and professionalized, adequately or transform their police
patrols and that puts them at grave vulnerability to crime prevention
and combating organized crime.
The executive secretary Morelos announced an initial investment of 30
million pesos to be used to create Creditable State Police is aiming
to move towards the sole command of the police forces.
At a press conference with Governor Marco Adame Castillo, Alcántara
Soria said there are organizations like Jalisco, Estado de Mexico,
Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi and Mexico City has no ability to
evaluate your personal police and control tests confidence and meet
the goal of completion in 2013.
"With the ability can take 12 to 13 years," said the federal official.
He said that the two thousand 400 municipalities, 400 of them do not
have any police scheme, ie, progress toward the police are only zero.
Special mention was the state of Yucatan has virtually zero progress
in the certification of its police patrols.
Alcántara Soria also noted that the total universe of police of the
country, so far 1,200 personnel have been separated or discharged
for their alleged links to organized crime.
Morelos reported that adds to the 10 entities that meet international
standards of the UN as having 2.8 officers per thousand population,
to deliver the first 30 to 100 million pesos in a bipartisan input.
With these resources is to create tactical units, analysis and
operation with the police reaction and academic profiles and high
school graduate minimum.
He also stressed that Secretary of Defense support in the formation
of reaction units and operation and with the Merida Initiative SWAT-
type units will be formed with U.S. support. The members of these
special units will be submitted every two years to process validation
He stressed that the state of Morelos covers the requirements for
receiving the first administration especially in the progress of
control and confidence of his staff officers, as he said has assessed
61 percent of 3,651 troopers.
"Shorty", the first boss who created a transnational drug emporium
The writer Malcolm Beith rule America to focus its efforts to locate
him because for them there is a serious risk
MEXICO CITY, May 16 .- The kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who
went from poverty to become one of the world's richest men, is the
first Mexican empire created by a drug crime, said today British
writer Malcolm Beith.
"The Sinaloa cartel, according to intelligence agencies, is a
transnational company, with links throughout the world, and its main
markets are the U.S. and Eastern Europe now," he said in an interview
with Efe Beith, author of "The Finally narco "(Ediciones B, 2011).
The organization of the Mexican Pacific coast began to make
connections with Colombian drug traffickers, but soon began to spread
to most Latin American countries and jumped from there to Africa,
Europe and Asia.
According to intelligence agencies, that group a presence in several
countries of Eastern Europe and Africa. "It has links with the Mafia,
but has not proven to have with the Japanese Yakuza," said the
"The poster was using its key operations centers, Portugal, Spain,
Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, to establish
a capital base for their assets," Beith said.
In addition, he said, has great links with Asian nations such as
China, Thailand and Vietnam, where he obtained, by means of large
companies, the necessary chemicals to produce amphetamines.
Beith account in "The Last narco" how "Shorty" was captured in 1993
in Guatemala and in 2001 he escaped the high security prison in
Puente Grande, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, to retake the reins
of his organization, which became the most powerful of Mexico and
made its international expansion.
Joaquin Guzman Loera Archivaldo is one of the most wanted criminals
in Mexico and the United States and is on the list of the richest in
the world compiled by Forbes magazine, which estimated his fortune at
about one billion dollars.
"Shorty" was born in 1957 in La Tuna, a village of 200 inhabitants
located in the municipality of Bardiraguato, in the northern Mexican
state of Sinaloa.
"The young Chapo wanted out of there, his father beat him frequently
and as a teenager he ran away from home and went to live with his
grandfather," says Beith in the book, noting that he worked day and
night in the field and "had no childhood of any kind."
The former editor of Newsweek, who visited three times Badiraguato,
considered the birthplace of drug trade, seeking traces of "El
Chapo", addresses in his work the origin, growth and the near
extinction of major groups of drug traffickers.
Tells how Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, founder of drug trafficking in
Mexico, divided the territory between several groups: Tijuana for the
Arellano Felix brothers, Ciudad Juárez to the Carrillo Fuentes and
Sinaloa for "Shorty."
Beith tells of the rise of "Shorty" and how he became one of the
largest introducers of drugs into the U.S. by various means,
including numerous tunnels.
Although "El Chapo" is the most wanted in Mexico, the writer denied
that the United States to focus its efforts to locate him because for
them there is a serious risk and is not a terrorist as Osama bin
In addition, his capture does not mean the end of the trafficker, as
the drug networks remain due to the existence of a large U.S. market,
where over 12% of the population are consumers who spend annually
some 65,000 million dollars in drugs, he said.
In the U.S. there are a million gang members engaged in drug
distribution, so that country is unthinkable for a "war" directly, as
released in Mexico by President Felipe Calderon in December 2006
According to estimates by the U.S. Justice Department, drug cartels
generated revenues that are among the 19,000 and 40,000 million dollars.