Monday, May 14, 2012



Note: Yugo SKS ( imported by CAI ) and Maverick shotgun picked up in
Naco, Son.

Note: ok for them to "militarize" the border?

KABILES shield the border
The Department of Defense announced that country in June will be sent
500 elite elements to stop the operations of the cartel.

Guatemala • In the midst of the crisis by the drug trade that
threatens to Guatemala, the new government of that country displayed
on the border with Mexico a brigade of Kabil special forces soldiers
to address the growing presence of Mexican drug cartels, especially
Los Zetas.

"The brigade is to be installed on 30 June," he informed Colonel
MILLENNIUM Rony Urizar, a spokesman of the Ministry of Defense of
Guatemala. "The defense of the population is the responsibility of
the armed forces and support to public safety and citizen groups to
combat organized crime."

The brigade will consist of 500 soldiers and will have at its core a
battalion of about 300 commandos, elements trained to undertake
combat missions in jungle conditions, just like those in the border
with Mexico.

The new military body, including snipers, experts in search and
destroy operations, night raids, demolitions and rescue hostages will
be based on a hot spot: 100 kilometer border with Mexico (Chiapas),
in the town of El Subin. Symbolically his base of operations will be
less than half an hour from where a year ago, the May 15, 2011, 27
people were murdered and decapitated by Los Zetas on a farm. The
incident triggered a political and social crisis that still does not
close at all in Guatemala.

"These kaibiles will be involved fully in operational activity in the
Department of Petén, one of which has a higher incidence of movement
and other illicit drug trafficking," said Uriza. "It will restore the
state's presence."

Their area of ​​responsibility focuses on a range of about 300
square kilometers of forest in the border town of La Libertad,
currently exploited and disputed by the Sinaloa Cartel and Los Zetas
to transport cocaine from South America. "The area is full of
clandestine airstrips," a Guatemalan military.


The deployment of kaibiles and other elite military to the border
with Mexico is a campaign promise of the current president of
Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina. The president, former general kaibil,
use raised the banner of the Guatemalan military as a prop in the
fight against organized crime. He based much of his campaign promise
to restore security in the country.

And is that the effects of the presence of Mexican drug in this
Central American country has become increasingly evident. In 2010 a
report by the Strategic Studies Institute of the Pentagon revealed
that Guatemala was on the brink of the precipice, with one of the
highest homicide rates in Central America (41 murders per 100 000
people, twice that in Mexico) and budget cuts they had at their
national police in the red.

In this difficult situation is compounded by the geographical
position of the Guatemalan territory, right in the middle of the
route that connects Colombia with the United States and the cockroach
effect generated by the anti-narcotics offensive in Mexico began in

"Guatemala is experiencing a major crisis. Unless America does
something, the region can see the emergence of the first narco-state
in the Central American isthmus, "said then the same institute
(MILLENNIUM, 22/09/2010).

So far Washington has given to Guatemala under 30 million in
counternarcotics assistance, a figure lower than that assigned to
Mexico or Colombia. The Guatemalan government has insisted that
require more assistance or need to think about the legalization of
drugs as an alternative.

United States has not chosen either. While Washington defines what to
do, the administration of Perez Molina has a plan B: send kaibiles to
the border.


Uriza admitted that the calculations of the Ministry of Defense is
the possibility that the Mexican cartels engage in an escalation of
violence similar to that experienced by Mexico in its northern
border, after President Felipe Calderon sent the army and navy to
fight organized crime.

"These assumptions are. We are neighbors and the same threats that
have Mexico, we have. Mexico, with pressure, low organized crime into
our territory. And definitely, that's a concern of the president
(...) but it is a state obligation to protect people and ensure the
common good, "he said.

Cliff climbing or solution, now the government of Perez Molina, who
promised in January that six months would be improvements in the
safety of the country resorts to the best of his army to try to
regain control over the jungles of Peten , whose location along with
Mexico and remote areas make it particularly vulnerable to organized

"What is going to look at strengthening the state presence in the
area," explained Uriza. "Remember that when you conducted the peace
process, the agreements were a commitment that the Army would be
reduced 33 percent. We went from 53 000 to 31 000 400 items. And in
2004, a second reduction that left the Army in 15 000 400. That meant
that all the units that were at the borders will be removed. And then
it did not reach the state. "

In the coming months the Guatemalan government will extend its
offensive to other parts of the border. The Ministry of Defence is
already exploring the creation of a new joint unit, composed of
military and police, to try to control another hot spot: Tecum Uman,
located directly across from Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas.

► The Black Legend

For years, the cry meant Guatemala guerrilla and terror to the
people: "Come kaibiles" Founded in highlights of the internal
conflict that affected Guatemala between 1960 and 1996, the group of
special forces Kaibil was conceived in 1975 as counterinsurgency unit
designed to confront the guerrillas.

The body, which became known as one of the most feared in all of
Latin America, scored numerous successes in its operations. But he
was also accused of involvement in actions that violate human rights,
leading to thousands of Guatemalans who leave their country to seek
refuge in Mexico. Stresses the slaughter of Dos Erres in December 1982.

American Court of Human Rights ruled that a unit that year kaibil led
the slaughter of 300 people in the municipality of La Libertad. In
recent years kaibiles sought to change its image. Today involved in
peacekeeping missions under the UN flag. (Victor Hugo Michel, sent /

Border Patrol: Over $12M of pot seized in 3 days
May 10, 2012 9:27 PM
Ildefonso Ortiz
The Monitor
EDINBURG — U.S. Border Patrol announced the seizure of more than
15,200 pounds of marijuana in a three-day span.

The seizures began Monday, but one of the larger busts took place
Tuesday morning near La Casita when agents saw several people loading
bundles into a pickup truck near the river, according to a Border
Patrol news release. When agents approached the area, the men fled to
Mexico, leaving behind almost 1,900 pounds of marijuana.

A second large seizure took place later that day near Garceño, about
eight miles west of Rio Grande City, when Border Patrol agents came
across an abandoned pickup with more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana

Other seizures during the three days brought the total to more than
15,200 pounds, with a reported street value of more than $12 million.

CBP officers seize nearly 6K rounds of ammunition
Updated: Tuesday, 08 May 2012, 12:19 PM MST
Published : Tuesday, 08 May 2012, 12:19 PM MST

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. - A man was arrested for attempting to smuggle
nearly 6,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico through the Lukeville
Port of Entry near Yuma on Friday.

While Customs and Border Protection officers were conducting
operations, they were referred two Mexican nationals for a secondary
inspection of their Dodge truck.

During the inspection, officers found 5,950 rounds of ammunition
ranging from 7.62 x 39 mm to .50 caliber.

The vehicle and ammunition were processed for seizure.

The 34-year-old male driver was turned over to the U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security investigations. His
female passenger was released.

Authorities did not release any names in this case.

Suspect in baseball bat killing arrested in Mexico
May 10, 2012 8:59 AM

Manuel Bustamante, the man wanted in connection to the baseball bat
slaying in Yuma last month, has been arrested in San Luis Rio
Colorado, Son., according to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office.

Bustamante was arrested in Mexico on charges of attempted homicide
stemming from a shooting he was allegedly involved in while hiding in
Mexico, according to YCSO. Mexican authorities said Bustamante
allegedly shot an adult male multiple times during a robbery attempt
where Bustamante was trying to rob the subject of drugs, YCSO said.

Bustamante will be held in a Mexican jail pending resolution of the
charges he faces there. Once that case is completed, he will be
returned to the United States and taken into custody here.

Bustamante is wanted in Yuma in connection to the April 18th murder
of Kendal Smith, 33.

YCSO and the U.S. Marshals Service have taken several suspects into
custody so far in the Smith case, including Ruben Ornelas, Jonathon
Roger Ochoa, Elsey Valenzuela and Blanca Bustamante.

Manuel Bustamante is believed to be Valenzuela's boyfriend.

At about 9:13 p.m. on April 18, deputies were dispatched to the 2500
block of 15th Place in reference to a disturbance involving six
subjects armed with baseball bats.

Deputies were on scene in less than nine minutes, only to find Smith
with blunt force trauma to the head. He was taken unconscious to Yuma
Regional Medical Center and later transferred to St. Joseph's Medical
Center in Phoenix, where he died.

All of the suspects had fled the scene before deputies arrived. A
bloody baseball bat, however, was recovered in the area.

YCSO Capt. Eben Bratcher said what deputies have learned through
their investigation is that prior to the murder, two people allegedly
stole some drugs from Valenzuela.

Valenzuela told her boyfriend, Bustamante, about what happened and
he, along with Ochoa, Ornelas and possibly three others allegedly
went to the residence in the 2500 block of 15th Place, where they
thought they would find the people who had stolen the drugs.

Once there, they were confronted by Smith, who was then allegedly
bludgeoned to death.
"He was not who they were looking for," Bratcher said.

YCSO is still looking for two additional suspects in the case. Reva
Renee Jackson, 35, of Yuma, and Jose Fabela Campos, 23, of Yuma
Jackson is described as a 5 feet 2 inches tall woman, weighing 150
pounds, with long dark hair and a medium complexion. Campos is
described as 6 feet 1 inch tall, 180 pounds, with short dark hair, a
goatee and a mustache.

Anyone with any information concerning this case or the location of
Jackson or Campos is asked to contact the sheriff's office at
783-4427, or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.

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Note: another .50? One of the BBQ'd may have been a high value

5 people incinerated in confrontation
Thursday, May 10, 2012 21:27

5 men were caught on fire when an armored vehicle caught fire after
the military confrontation
The Thursday afternoon outside Guamúchil 5 men died after a meeting
between gunmen and military bullets.
Apparently it all started when gunmen aboard several cars went by the
Mexico 15 Guamúchil outside, some were walking near a cemetery and
others in the streets.
A group of ministers and military officers realized the fact and
apparently demanding the stop but the gunmen did not obey orders so
began a series of altercations between police officers and gunmen.
Among the confrontation shot an armored Suburban that caught fire due
to shots being within 5 men dead inside.
Another of the cars that were available to the military was a Dodge
and inside there were 4 guns including a Barrett 50 caliber.
The identity of the dead has been given.

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