Thursday, February 14, 2013



Note:  More U.S firearms in Mexico! 

  Photo shows all are AR15/M16/M4 platform.  Arizona gun show or store?  Or part of U.S. govt. aid package?  About $55k USD or $1,830 USD each with mags, etc.  Would be interesting to learn the source of these U.S. made firearms.    
The town has more activity than the usual in Sonora.  

Mayor Natanael  Guerrero in Navojoa Delivers 30 weapons to Ministry of Public Security
- 9 February 2013

* Commander Miranda Edgardo Ramirez, Secretary of Public Safety, who received the equipment, noting that guns are modern which will be reflected in better results in preventing and fighting crime and protecting the community.

Rolando Castañeda / The Regional

Navojoa.-speaking of public safety is a major concern and occupations of Municipal Administration, "said President Alberto Natanael Guerrero, to deliver 30 rifles, with an investment of over 700 thousand pesos, which will improve the service of the local police force.
We arrived at the City Hall and one of our first actions was the delivery of nine patrol vehicles, because we came into office, along with our fellow council members, with very firm decisions to further strengthen our police, and this issue of weapons is another example of it, "he said. 
We have to work together, everyone should do their work, they doing their job with respect to citizens, but also us as resources searching authority and coordination with the State and the Federal government to continue to have events like the one this morning "he added.
To this the mayor Guerrero Lopez said "hopefully never use these weapons, ideally, all the time can get preemptively to the facts, but, thinking about their working conditions, their family status, seek better facilities and better opportunities for work ".

Meanwhile, Edgardo Miranda Ramirez, Secretary of Public Safety, who received the rifles , said that guns are modern, which will be reflected in better results in preventing and fighting crime and protecting the community.

We want to be effective, so the importance of having modern equipment, not the same go with an obsolete weapon with high risk, to go with a modern weapon that gives you more security, it is important to continue equipping the force with these modern tools, "he added.
At the event were Councilman Jorge Luis Arellano Cruz, the head of the Regional Coordination Bonding, José Luis Escobar, and the official Adriana Matuz Solomon, who, on behalf of her colleagues, thanked the support and concern that the Mayor is the integrity of the police and their families, so that "we are more committed to serve and protect the citizens."

Note:  another rare instance of these charges.

Defendant extradited from Mexico to U.S. based on Federal Defense Article Smuggling charges
Written by Staff   
Monday, 04 February 2013 17:04

EAGLE PASS, Texas (Press Release) -- Erik Alan Garza, age 25, of Eagle Pass, TX, appeared in federal court this morning in San Antonio following his extradition late Friday from Mexico based on federal smuggling charges filed in the Western District of Texas announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Acting Deputy Special Agent in Charge Monica Mapel, San Antonio Division.

Garza is charged by federal grand jury indictment returned in Del Rio in June 2012 with six counts of aiding and abetting the smuggling of goods from the United States. According to the indictment, on various occasions between June 19, 2010, and February 17, 2012, Garza and an accomplice, 32-year-old Eagle Pass resident Rolando Tamayo, illegally attempted to smuggle defense articles into the Republic of Mexico from the United States. 
Those items included night vision monocular goggles, 
a thermal goggle, 
400 sets of AR-15 front and rear flip-up tactical sights, 
approximately 5,000 high-capacity assault rifle magazines and 
approximately 6,000 rounds of ammunition,
 including 100 rounds of .50 caliber ammunition.

The indictment also charges Tamayo, who remains a fugitive, with two counts of aiding and abetting the smuggling of goods from the United States. Each charge calls for a maximum sentence of ten years in federal prison upon conviction.

"Gun and drug trafficking fuels violence by criminal organizations and threatens the security of the people along our borders and throughout the country," said Monica Mapel, acting deputy special agent in charge of HSI in San Antonio. "HSI special agents will continue working jointly with our law enforcement partners to utilize our expertise in import and export enforcement in order to keep our citizens safe and secure."

This case was investigated by agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The Department of Justice Office of International Affairs as well as the United States Marshals Service assisted in Garza's extradition. Assistant United States Attorney Michael Galdo is prosecuting this case on behalf of the Government.

An indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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