Friday, December 7, 2012



National Guard to stay on border 1 more year
December 05, 2012 5:46 PM

PHOENIX — National Guard troops will be staying on the Southwest
border, at least for a while longer.

Matt Chandler, spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security,
said the Department of Defense has agreed to a one-year extension of
the agreement to provide — and pay for — soldiers to help. The
mission had been scheduled to terminate at the end of the year.

The soldiers, first deployed in 2010, have been in support roles.
Many of those stationed in Arizona have been part of "entry
identification teams,'' posted along the border to report illegal
crossing to Border Patrol.

This extended mission is smaller, involving just 300 soldiers along
the border compared with the 1,200 first authorized as spotters and
helping in Border Patrol and Customs Enforcement offices. But the
effort to find border crossers this time continues to shift from the
ground to the air.

"The National Guard's aerial support, which includes both rotary and
fixed-wing aircraft, significantly enhances our ability to detect and
deter illegal activity at the border,'' Chandler said. He said that
is the kind of support needed by Border Patrol agents on the ground.

This shift also means lower costs.

The original deployment cost $140 million. A Department of Defense
spokesman said the price tag for the current mission going forward
will be $60 million.

Chandler said having soldiers as eyes and ears is paying off. He said
that since March, this support has resulted in Border Patrol
apprehending nearly 20,000 people crossing the Southwest border
illegally and seizing more than 100,000 pounds of marijuana.

The move met with approval from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who has been
openly critical of efforts by the Obama administration to secure the
border. Gubernatorial press aide Matthew Benson called it "a step in
the right direction.''

"Until you get properly staffed up with Border Patrol, it's important
that we keep a National Guard presence along the border,'' he said.

The most recent figures from Customs and Border Protection show there
are about 21,400 Border Patrol officers, with close to 18,500 of them
on the Southwest border. That compares with fewer than 10,000
nationwide in 2001.

Benson said he cannot say how many agents would be enough. But he
said the decision to extend the program a full year, versus in three-
month commitments, shows that the administration recognizes the need.

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Note: one in the latest of large seizures south of the border.
Thought to be part of advanced process of new "understandings" taking
place by the new administration.

Published: 12/05/2012 18:17 By: Drafting ElImparcial
Locate PF more than 4.5 tons. of marijuana

Hermosillo, Sonora (PH)
Following up on intelligence reports, federal police elements
conducted reconnaissance overflights near the municipality of
Hermosillo, Sonora which allowed locating several vehicles parked in
a gap, two of them covered the place intended for loading with mesh
Color black.

To verify the information, the federal agents moved overland road 26,
section The Horsemen-Poblado Miguel Aleman, to kilometer 77 +500 to
inspect units.

The place had contact with a pickup truck and two dump trucks, the
latter moved waste material coated with a black colored mesh
concealing various packages made with tape and foil.

By continuing with investigations and near that point were two people
were aboard another pickup truck so they immediately implemented a
security fence. These people showed marked nervousness and told
escorting units and advanced report acted as movements of the
authorities in the area. who identified as Victor Manuel Camacho
Esparza, 40, and Rafael Madrid Uriarte, 22.

In the presence of the Public Prosecutor of the Federation they
conducted a thorough inspection inside cargo boxes, of which were
extracted 453 packages containing dry grass green and the
characteristics of marijuana with a total weight of 4.550 kg .

As a result of the operation was seized:
• A Dump Truck International brand, 2005 model, white color, license
plates 315EN4 Federal Public Service
• A Dump Truck International brand, model 2002, white color, license
plates the state of Sonora UZ54193
• A pickup truck Ford, 1998, green license plates in the state of
Sonora UZ45342
• A pickup truck brand General Motors, 2003 model, silver gray,
license plates from the state of Sonora UZ06956
• A wireless equipment

Vehicles and transfers and packages were escorted by members of the
Federal Police of the Fourth Military Zone in the city of Hermosillo
for safekeeping. While detainees were turned over to the agent of the
Federal Public Ministry.

Note that this action took place on December 4 as part of the
operational support that the Federal Police instrumented with
different federal, state and local, so in the State of Sonora federal
police have established checkpoints vehicles as a deterrent to
criminal activity.

6 suspects in custody after Phoenix home invasion
Armed suspects forced their way into a home near 87th Avenue and
Thomas Road early Wednesday morning.
by Jennifer Thomas
Posted on December 5, 2012 at 9:52 AM

PHOENIX -- Six people are in custody following a home invasion in a
west Phoenix neighborhood Wednesday morning.

Police received a 911 after armed suspects forced their way into the
home near 87th Avenue and Thomas Road at about 2:30 a.m.

Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump said officers attempted to
contact a subject who was in a vehicle parked on the street. That
person fled in the vehicle and additional responding officers
initiated a pursuit.

Officers still at the scene saw several masked subjects run out of
the home and into the neighborhood. Four were taken into custody
within the perimeter during a canine search. A fifth suspect was
located outside of the perimeter.

The pursuit ended without incident and officers took that suspect
into custody.
The homeowners were not injured, but three of the suspects required
medical attention for K-9 bites.

Note: This story not really important, but in your correspondents
experience, many Mexican women are quite capable and willing to
operate a firearm. Last line the best.

Examination confirmed that Miss Sinaloa shot at military
POLICE • 4 December 2012 - 3:51 PM - EFE
The delegate of the Sinaloa prosecutor stated that sodium rhodizonate
test conducted on the body of the girl tested positive.

Culiacán • The prosecution claimed that the beauty queen Maria Susana
Flores Gamez Army members shot before she died on November 24 in a
firefight in Sinaloa.

The delegate of the Attorney General's Office (PGR) in Sinaloa,
Feregrino Enrique Taboada, told the media that the sodium rhodizonate
test conducted on the body of the girl tested positive.

He also indicated that investigations continue against the four
people arrested following the confrontation registered Mocorito
Township between military forces and a cell of the Sinaloa cartel.

The clash occurred when soldiers who were conducting a tour of the
area ran into a group of people who began to shoot, so repelled the

Besides Flores, 22, also died in the confrontation two soldiers and a
civilian circulating in the area at the time of the shooting.

It is assumed that from the scene escaped Orzo Ivan Gastelum, alias
"El Cholo Ivan", alleged leader of the Sinaloa cartel cell in the
region of Évora, who apparently had an affair with the beauty queen.

Authorities made the test of sodium rhodizonate the girl to determine
her involvement in the shooting, after close to her body was found an

Flores won a local beauty contest called "Sinaloa Woman" and
participated in Nuestra Belleza Sinaloa, but did not win and could
not compete for the national title.

This is not the first time a Mexican beauty queen was found possible
links to drug trafficking groups.

In 2008 the then winner of Nuestra Belleza Sinaloa, Laura Elena
Zúñiga, was arrested along with seven men with guns and thousands of
dollars in cash in the city of Guadalajara.

Weeks after she was released because no sufficient evidence could be
found that relate to organized crime.

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