Note: SECOND violent crime???
More crime in state tied to ATF gun program
Mcclatchy Newspapers Mcclatchy Newspapers | Posted: Friday, September
9, 2011 12:00 am |
WASHINGTON - In the second violent crime connected with the failed
Fast and Furious program, two Arizona undercover police officers were
allegedly assaulted last year trying to stop two men in a stolen
vehicle containing two weapons linked to the program.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety officers said they tried to
stop the men south of Phoenix when the driver rammed their cars,
threatened them with the firearms and fled into the desert. They were
caught and arrested, and a Beretta pistol and AK-47 semiautomatic
assault rifle were found in the stolen Ford truck, police said.
The driver, Angel Hernandez-Diaz, 48, was charged with aggravated
assault on a police officer, driving a stolen vehicle and illegal
possession of weapons. He pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to
stand trial in Pinal County next month. The passenger, Rosario
Zavala, 30, of Mexico, was charged with possession of narcotics and
the stolen vehicle.
The episode came five months after the start of the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Fast and Furious program,
in which agents allowed the illegal purchase of weapons to try to
track the firearms to Mexican drug cartels. And it occurred nine
months before the slaying last December of U.S. Border Patrol Agent
Brian Terry south of Tucson.
Two Fast and Furious firearms were discovered at the scene of Terry's
shooting. Sources said that this is the first case so far of Fast and
Furious weapons found at the scene of a violent crime other than
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Published: 09/09/2011 12:46 By: SUN
PF detain person with 4 000 cartridges
Navojoa, Sonora (SUN)
Federal Ministerial Police said a person with more than four thousand
rounds, 900 bullets, 100 cases and gunpowder in Navojoa, Sonora,
thanks to a citizen complaint, said the Attorney General's Office.
On these facts, the Federal Public Ministry assigned to the office in
Sonora, began a preliminary investigation against Keith "N" for his
probable responsibility in the crime of violation of the Federal
Firearms and Explosives.
According to the record AP/PGR/SON/NAV-I/236/2011 assurance was given
to the report of a vehicle carrying cartridges and supplies for the
armed and refilling cartridges for firearms.
Thus the Social Representative of the Federation and Federal elements
of the Ministerial Police were constituted on the International
Highway 15 Mexico-Nogales, section-Navojoa Don Station, at kilometer
"They stopped a car for inspection from Phoenix, Arizona, and bound
for Concordia, Sinaloa, driven by Keith N". After a inspection, the
federal agents located in a compartment of the rear doors:
Four thousand cartridges caliber .22, one hundred 12 mm caliber
cartridges, five .20 caliber cartridges, 600 bullets .284 caliber,
one hundred .308 caliber bullets, two hundred bullets .22 caliber,
fifty .243 caliber cases, and fifty 50 .308 caliber cases.
Under the rear seat, the Federal Ministerial Police also found three
kilos 500 grams of powder and two devices to refill cartridges
Therefore, the detainee, cartridges, explosives, bullets, cases,
devices and vehicle were turned over to the Prosecutor of the
Federation, who is part of the investigation to determine
responsibilities according to law for the commission of crimes
involving the violation of Firearms laws .
They seize more than two thousand rounds at Sonoyta Customs
Mexico .- The Tax Administration Service (SAT) announced that Sonoyta
Customs seized more than two thousand cartridges caliber 7.26 x 39 mm
cartridges and 70 magazines for the same caliber.
The incident took place when a passenger bus from Ensenada, Baja
California and bound Escuinapa, Sinaloa, arrived at the Garita de San
Emeterio, attached to the Office of Sonoita, Sonora.
In conducting the review of the vehicle, using high-tech gadgets,
there were irregularities in the outlet duct of air conditioning and
under the lid of it, were over two thousand rounds of ammunition 7.26
x 39 mm caliber addition 70 ammunition magazines for the same type.
Cartridges and magazines were made available to the Federal
Public Ministry for legal purposes that are appropriate.
During this administration, Mexican Customs have managed to secure
more than 510 thousand cartridges, which amount will be credited to
Posted by LA PERLA DEL DESIERTO
Border Patrol vehicles disabled during drug bust
The Associated Press
Posted: 09/09/2011 07:34:26 PM MDT
LOS EBANOS, Texas (AP) - Smugglers disabled four U.S. Border Patrol
vehicles with homemade spikes as agents in South Texas chased them
during a drug bust that netted more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana.
The agents were patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border near Los Ebanos,
located about 25 miles west of McAllen, when they saw several people
loading a truck with bundles near the Rio Grande on Thursday.
The agents gave chase and during the pursuit, the smugglers threw the
homemade spikes from the window of their truck, disabling the Border
The smugglers plunged their truck into the river and escaped into M
Note: Real waste once again, could have been used for chronically
under-equipped forces. US aid strings at work?
Chihuahua, Chih. To September 8, 2011.
Destruction of weapons, secured by various authorities in Chihuahua,
The Ministry of National Defense through the Commander of the 5 / a.
Military Zone, informs the public that under the Comprehensive
Strategy of the Mexican state against Drug Trafficking and Organized
Crime, this date, military personnel carried out the destruction of
weapons, ammunition and accessories in the main square angel, Colonia
Centro, Chihuahua, Chih., which were seized by the various
authorities of the three levels of government, as indicated below:
26 various accessories.
The weaponry was destroyed in the presence of civilian authorities of
the three levels of government.
These actions demonstrate the commitment of military personnel to
limit the activities of organized crime and harm to civilians,
ratifying the permanent commitment to act for the country and Mexican
The Ministry of National Defense, thanks to citizen confidence in the
institution invites them to report any type of criminal activity to
our hotline (01 6144186090), which is available 24 hours a day to
receive citizen complaints or can also do via e-mail: @