Wednesday, November 16, 2011



Tunnel found on border did not operate for long
Border Patrol Agent Kevin Hecht
Border Patrol Agent Kevin Hecht descends into tunnel on International
Street and Dunbar Drive while explaining its construction and
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:40 pm | Updated: 3:43 pm, Wed
Nov 16, 2011.
By Manuel C. Coppola
Nogales International |

Nogales Police and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland
Security Investigations uncovered another border tunnel exiting below
a deck of a home on International Street and Dunbar Drive on Tuesday.
ICE HSI officials said that the Nogales tunnel, which extended 70
feet into an area across the line off of Calle Internacional, likely
had no connection to 1,213-foot drug tunnel discovered this week in
Tijuana. There was nearly 8 tons of marijuana seized in that case. No
drugs were found at the scene in Nogales, said Kevin Kelly, the local
assistant special agent in charge of ICE HSI.
Officials said the occupants of the home were renting and have not
been arrested. "This is an ongoing investigation," Kelly said. "This
is part of a bigger conspiracy investigation."
The tunnel is 20-feet at its deepest point and circumvented footings
poured for the recently installed bollard border fence. The footings,
stuffed with rocks, concrete and cement, were poured to help prevent
tunneling. They are 8-feet to 14-feet deep, depending on the terrain.
Border Patrol Agent Kevin Hecht said that while the new fence is a
"great asset" to law enforcement on the border "there are several
types of features that Mother Nature provides that had to be
contested with" when pouring the footings.
Kelly said the tunnel was used to smuggle drugs "and I can tell you
it did not operate for a very long time," possibly two-and-a-half weeks.

Note: the Mexican army continues to put the hurt on the DTO, but
which one?

the Army seizes more than 12 tons of marijuana in Sonora
Organización Editorial Mexicana
November 16, 2011
El Sol de Mexico in line

Mexico .- The Ministry of Defence announced that as part of the
Mexican State's Comprehensive Strategy Against Drug Trafficking and
Organized Crime, as part of efforts to limit illegal activities
taking place in this jurisdiction, personal military operations
through the implementation of planned and coordinated by the Command
and General Staff, managed to secure 12 tons and 430 kilograms of

The seizure took place in the Quitovac Ejido, Municipality of
Plutarco Elias Calles, Sonora, during ground surveys activities,
which are held periodically to prevent organized crime cells using
the paths of second and third order for the movement drug near the

In this context, the military through a prior plan by surprise,
maneuver units deployed in the area, to establish a perimeter and
make a thorough search within it, detecting the traces of a vehicle
on the sand, these that were lost in the distance, so when monitored,
managed to locate a vehicle type "Torton" which when checked,
contained within 1,192 packets with that drug.

Asegura el Ejército más de 12 toneladas de mariguana en Sonora
Organización Editorial Mexicana
16 de noviembre de 2011
El Sol de México en línea

México.- La Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional dio a conocer que en el
marco de la Estrategia Integral del Estado Mexicano contra del
Narcotráfico y la Delincuencia Organizada, y como parte de las
acciones para acotar las actividades ilícitas que se desarrollan en
esta jurisdicción, personal militar, mediante la ejecución de
operaciones planeadas y coordinadas por el Mando y Estado Mayor,
lograron asegurar 12 toneladas con 430 kilogramos de mariguana.

El aseguramiento se llevó a cabo en el Ejido Quitovac, municipio de
Plutarco Elías Calles, Sonora, durante actividades de reconocimientos
terrestres, los cuales se realizan periódicamente para evitar que las
células del crimen organizado utilicen los caminos de segundo y
tercer orden, para el trasiego de droga inmediaciones de los puestos
de control militar.

En este contexto, los efectivos militares mediante un planeo previo y
de manera sorpresiva, desplegaron unidades de maniobra en el área, a
fin de establecer un cerco y efectuar una búsqueda minuciosa dentro
del mismo, detectando las huellas de un vehículo sobre la arena,
mismas que se perdían a la distancia, por lo que al efectuar su
seguimiento, lograron localizar un vehículo tipo "torton", el cual al
ser revisado, contenía en su interior mil 192 paquetes con el citado

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