Thursday, December 20, 2012



Note: If world ends tomorrow AZMEX Updates will be suspended for

Note: More cartel commerce about 30 miles north of old border. Lead
guy has a AK.
Wonder if any of the new, instant firearms, self defense and ground
combat experts who are telling us what we need or don't need, would
like to face them? Without at the least a modern semi automatic
rifle with more than 5 or 10 rounds? A 5 shot revolver acceptable?
A 4 round bolt action rifle? A double barrel shotgun? But then,
none of these people will ever be here. Reality just not that much fun.

Published on Dec 18, 2012
Video from a trail camera placed by the AZ Border Defenders of 4 drug
smugglers (one armed with an AK-47) 30 miles north of the United
States border with Mexico near Tucson AZ. Obviously gun control
doesn't work for these guys, Why should American citizens give up
their rights?

Note: keep getting more reports of increased cross border activity,
but not much makes it public.

BP seizes more than $1 million in pot in 24-hour span
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 3:09 pm |
Updated: 10:40 am, Thu Dec 20, 2012.
Nogales International |
The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents seized 2,553 pounds of
marijuana, worth more than $1 million, in a series of busts around
Nogales during a 24-hour period this week.
On Tuesday morning, agents from the Border Patrol's Nogales Station
and horse patrol unit seized 12 bundles of abandoned marijuana east
of town. The bundles weighed 271 pounds and are worth an estimated
( rest of article unavailable as have exceeded quota for free access)

Note: "found" apprehensions down, despite numerous reports of
increased cross border traffic in last couple months. Only means
just that, apprehensions down.

Migrants found in drophouses sharply down
11 hours ago • Associated Press(3) Comments

PHOENIX - The number of so-called drophouses discovered harboring
illegal immigrants in the Phoenix area has decreased significantly
over the last four years, a trend federal officials said is another
indication that human smuggling in Arizona is declining.

There were 490 illegal immigrants discovered in 37 Phoenix area
drophouses during the federal fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. The
Arizona Republic said that compares with 3,221 illegal immigrants
found in 186 drophouses in the 2008 federal budget year that ended in
September 2008.

The special agent in charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
investigations in Arizona, Matthew Allen, tied the decrease to an
overall drop in illegal immigration nationwide. He cited the weak
U.S. economy, tighter border security, stepped-up immigration
enforcement and tougher sentences imposed on smugglers.

Allen also said the number of illegal immigrants being found in
individual homes is down, an indication that smugglers are concerned
about raids.
"You remember the days here when we were hitting drophouses that had
60, 80 or more than 100 people in them," he said. "These days, it's
very rare that we see a drophouse that has more than 20 or 30 people
in it."

Still, Allen said, "that doesn't mean that there's none out there."

ICE officials say the typical way station is a vacant house with no
beds or furniture. Armed smugglers stand watch over dozens of illegal
immigrants who are crammed inside and who sleep on the floor as they
await transport to other cities after being brought across the border
from Mexico.

Four years ago, the Phoenix area was the drophouse capital of the
"You remember the days here when we were hitting drophouses that had
60, 80 or more than 100 people in them."

Matthew Allen,
special agent in charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
investigations in Arizona

Note: and now from our little "nature" buddies. Have to wonder;
useful idiots, extreme religious cult, on the payroll, or all of the
above? Drug and human trafficking destruction of habitat and people
sure doesn't seem to bother them at all. Take your blood pressure
pills before reading.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Millis, Sierra Club []
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2012 10:19 AM
Subject: News from the Border -- December 2012

Greetings from Sierra Club Borderlands!

A recent FBI crime report shows that, despite stereotypes to the
contrary, most U.S. border communities have lower than average crime
rates than an average U.S. city of similar size. However, our
borderlands are deadly and dangerous for those who climb walls, cross
deserts, and come into contact with border enforcers. In the past few
months, a Border Patrol agent and six civilians have been killed by
border enforcement personnel in a wave of tragic shootings. Two of
them were teenagers, and two were U.S. citizens.

People are part of the environment, and Sierra Club envisions
borderlands that nurture wildlife and humankind alike. When human
rights are violated or habitat is destroyed, we need your help to
hold the authorities accountable for reckless behavior in our

Thank you for caring about the border and its people,

Dan Millis
Borderlands Program Coordinator
(520) 620-6401
In this issue:

Rest in Peace
Take Action! Tell Congress: "Don't Sacrifice the Border!"
Celebrate Border Wildlife and "Keep Our Borders Wild!"
Rest in Peace
Margarito Lopez Morelos, 19, Guatemala. Shot, killed, December 2 by
Border Patrol in Arizona.

Marco Antonio Castro Estrada, 29, José Leonardo Coj Cumar, 32,
Guatemala. Shot from helicopter, killed, October 25 by Texas state

José Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, Mexico. Shot, killed, in Mexico
October 10 by Border Patrol in Arizona.

Nicholas Ivie, 30, U.S. Shot, killed, October 2 by Border Patrol in
"friendly fire" mishap in Arizona.

Valeria "Munique" Tachiquín Alvarado, 32, U.S. Shot, killed,
September 28 by plainclothes Border Patrol in Chula Vista, California.

Guillermo Arévalo Pedroza, 36, Mexico. Shot, killed, September 3 in
front of his wife and daughters in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, by Border
Patrol firing from boat on Rio Grande.

Sixteen more people have died at the hands of border authorities
since 2010. No one has been held accountable.

Since 1992, the number of Border Patrol agents has quintupled. A
relentless "more of the same," enforcement-only approach to border
issues has resulted in environmental destruction, human rights
violations, and boundless tragedy. It's time to address root causes
of borderlands challenges and end this vicious circle.

Take Action! Tell Congress: "Don't Sacrifice the Border!"

Congress has a bad habit of attaching increased border security
requirements to non-border legislation.

Riders and amendments have gutted dozens of environmental protection
laws and allowed for haphazard, hastily-built border walls.

Enough is enough – tell your representatives to say "no" to costly
extras and add-ons that harm the environment and don't make us safer!

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