Monday, February 20, 2012



Note: got word, not confirmed, that Sonora police got 65 Beretta
ARX-160's with mags and ammo.

Eagle Pass Daily - News
CBP Officers at Eagle Pass Port of Entry seize 3,500 rounds of ammo
Written by Staff
Friday, 17 February 2012 13:11

EAGLE PASS, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at
the Eagle Pass Port of Entry arrested a U.S. citizen Wednesday, after
finding a cache of ammunition hidden on his person and in his
vehicle, during an outbound examination.

Wednesday afternoon CBP officers at Eagle Pass International Bridge
No. 1 were conducting outbound examinations of traffic leaving the
United States bound for Mexico, when they encountered a 2008 Nissan
Titan pickup driven by a 62-year-old Eagle Pass man, accompanied by a
38-year-old male Mexican national.

Responding to routine queries, both subjects told CBP officers they
had no or ammunition or weapons. A search turned up 3,500 rounds of
ammunition, including: 1,500 rounds of .38-caliber ammunition and
2,000 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

The driver and passenger, a temporary visa holder, were turned over
to Homeland Security Investigations agents, along with the vehicle
and ammunition.

"We are committed to keeping weapons and ammunition from both
entering and leaving the country illegally," said Cynthia O.
Rodriguez, CBP Port Director, Eagle Pass. "Every round our officers
seize helps to ensure the safety of our border communities.

On Monday evening CBP officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry
arrested a St. Louis man wanted by authorities in Missouri. An
officer working vehicle traffic at Bridge No. 1 came into contact
with Ricardo Salvador Escobedo, 30. Upon querying a government
database, the officer learned Escobedo, a U.S. citizen, was
considered armed and dangerous. Records checks revealed that Escobedo
was wanted on a warrant out of Missouri for "dangerous drugs, -
distribute, delivery and manufacture." Escobedo was turned over to
the Maverick County Sheriff's Office for extradition to Missouri.

2 Tucson residents arrested after drug seizure
Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet

PRESCOTT, Ariz.(AP) - Two residents of Tucson have been arrested
after authorities say they found drugs in their car in northern Arizona.

Yavapai County Sheriff's officials say 38-year old Armando Padilla
and 39-year-old Caroline Pond are being held on suspicion of
transportation of dangerous drugs for sale.

They remained in custody Friday at the Camp Verde Detention Center on
$150,000 bond apiece.

A sheriff's deputy stopped a car Tuesday on Interstate 17 in the
Cordes Junction area for a moving violation with Padilla being the

A vehicle search turned up numerous concealed packages in the trunk
and authorities seized 38 pounds of cocaine and 5 pounds of

Authorities say the total wholesale value of the drug load was
estimated at more than $860,000 with the street value likely triple
that amount.

Man sitting in car at Phoenix strip mall shot; 2 in custody
by Liz Kotalik - Feb. 16, 2012 05:03 PM
The Arizona Republic-12 News Breaking News Team

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of shooting a man in a
Phoenix strip mall parking lot early Thursday morning, police said.

Alenjandro Orona, 31, and Ismael Noriega, 26, drove up to the parking
lot near 32nd and Harvard streets and approached a man as he was
sitting in his parked car listening to music, according to Phoenix
police spokesman Officer James Holmes.

Noriega then entered the passenger's side of the victim's car as
Orona ordered the man out of the driver's side, according to Holmes.

Orona was armed with a rifle and, for unknown reasons, fired at least
one shot, striking the man in the midsection, Holmes said. The
victim, identified by police only as a 45-year-old man, was
transported to a Thursday, where he was in serious but stable condition.

According to police, Noriega drove off in the victim's car while
Orona fled in the vehicle the two men had arrived in.

Police stopped the stolen vehicle near 24th and Oak streets and
arrested Noriega.
Orona was taken into custody at an apartment complex near 43rd Avenue
and Brill Street, Holmes said.

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