Note: sometimes some of us wonder who controls the border in these
parts. No, we don't really wonder.
Border bandits strike again, rob group near Ruby
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 8:45 am
By JB Miller
For the Nogales International | 0 comments
Migrants crossing illegally into the U.S. from Mexico were once again
the target of borderland bandits, who this time struck near the
abandoned mining town of Ruby in western Santa Cruz County. Nine
alleged victims told sheriff's deputies that they were traveling with
four other undocumented immigrants on the night of Oct. 17 when two
gunmen stopped the group near a spot known as White Tank.
"They did not have much to steal," Sheriff Antonio Estrada told the
board of supervisors during his report Wednesday. "They were not
The bandits allegedly stole a total of $1,700 pesos, $10 U.S. dollars
and three cell phones.
"No one was injured or assaulted and there were no shots fired," said
Lt. Raoul Rodriguez of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, which
was notified of the incident the following day after Border Patrol
agents apprehended the migrants and learned of the alleged robbery.
"The gunmen were described as males, mid-20s to mid-30s, both wearing
camouflage clothing and bulletproof vests," Rodriguez said. "One
subject carried a rifle and pistol and the other subject had a pump
The man with the shotgun reportedly racked the weapon when he
encountered the group.
Two of the migrants were transported to a Tucson hospital for
injuries unrelated to the alleged robbery.
The remote canyon and mountain areas Santa Cruz County have now been
the site of at least four similar incidents since the Dec. 14, 2010
killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
Terry was gunned down in Peck Canyon near Rio Rico while he and his
special BORTAC tactical team attempted to apprehend a group of
suspected border bandits following another spate of robberies and
Published: 20/10/2011 18:40 By: SUN
50 000 cartridges seized about to cross into Mexico
DALLAS, United States (SUN)
Agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
seized 50 thousand cartridges for AK-47 and .357 caliber revolvers
hidden in a truck that was to be exported to Mexico across the border
from Brownsville, Texas.
Reliance said in a statement that the cargo of ammunition was found
on Wednesday when its agents conducted a routine check of vehicles
which are parked in the yards while making customs export formalities.
A dog trained to locate traces of gunpowder alerted agents about the
ammunition hidden in the vehicle, a Ford pick-up Model 1996.
Upon inspection of the car, officers noticed discrepancies in the
vehicle body, which led to conduct a thorough search that led to the
discovery of thousands of cartridges.
Besides ammunition were also found more than a dozen magazines for
The ICE said in a statement that has intensified inspections of
brokers of cars heading to Mexico to stem the flow of guns and cash
that fuel the violence of drug gangs in Mexico.
Note: 4 dead in Cajeme, Son. Also couple more bodies found up north
around Sonoyta. Cajeme seem to have more than it's share lately.
Violent day, running to four
Details Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 11:40
Written by Martin Alberto Mendoza