Wednesday, February 27, 2013



Note: Unrest in Sinaloa continues, body count for last week at 21.

Smuggler busted trying to return with cash
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 8:13 am
Nogales International

A Mexican man who crossed illegally into the United States with a
load of marijuana, only to be busted at the DeConcini Port of Entry
while trying to leave the country with $6,623 in drug proceeds
stuffed in his pockets, has been sentenced to one year in state prison.
Leonel Mendez-Parra, 22, of Navajoa, Sonora was arrested at the port
on Nov. 27, 2012 after U.S. Border Patrol agents conducting outbound
checks found the cash in his front pants pockets, court records show.
He had initially told them he wasn't carrying any money.
He was later questioned by a detective from the Santa Cruz County
HIDTA Task Force, and reportedly admitted that he had crossed into
the United States 10 days earlier with a load of marijuana. After
delivering the marijuana to a safe house, he said, he had been
recruited to carry drug proceeds back to Mexico and deliver them to
an unknown person.
Mendez reportedly said he was promised $600 for carrying the
marijuana into the U.S., and $500 for bringing the cash back to Mexico.
The detective allowed him to keep $123 "for humanitarian reasons,"
and the remaining $6,500 was turned over to the Santa Cruz County
Attorney's Office, which eventually entered into a plea agreement
with Mendez in which he pleaded guilty to one count of facilitation/
second-degree money laundering, a Class 6 felony. He was sentenced on
Feb. 11 at Santa Cruz County Superior Court by Judge James A. Soto.
During a presentencing interview on Jan. 30, Mendez reportedly told
an adult probation officer that he had come to Nogales, Sonora from
Navajoa to visit his grandmother. One day while he was walking down
the street, a stranger approached and asked him if he wanted to earn
some money in exchange for carrying a backpack of marijuana across
the border.
He accepted, and along with another man, was led by a guide to an
abandoned house on the U.S. side of the border, "not too far from the
fence." Mendez and the other backpacker stayed in the abandoned house
for 10 days until an unknown man arrived and told him he'd be paid
for the marijuana delivery once he returned to Mexico.
At that point, the man also offered to pay him to bring the cash back
to Mexico with him, he said.

Note: Piece on armed citizens for self defense got scrambled The
movement a nightmare to criminals and ruling classes everywhere.
computer english of sorts.

Federal Police, Mexican Army soldiers and members of the Citizens'
Self-Defense Movement, setting up roadblocks and tours on federal
highway-Tierra Colorada Ayutla de los Libres, in order to prevent
crime in the area. Photo: Agencies
Published: 02/17/2013 16:30 By: SUN

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MEXICO CITY (SUN) The National Action Party (PAN) has asked the
federal government that its security strategy I focused not only on
prevention, but state-level backup, the proliferation of "community

It considered that the state authorities have been unable to
guarantee public security in their regions, so that "it is urgent
that the Mexican government take control of the situation and halt a
task that must reside in it," explained the PAN.

In a statement, the National Executive Committee (CEN) PAN said it's
not just a matter of state or local level, it is a matter of
cooperation with all orders and federal agencies.

"The Interior Ministry argues that community policing have been
around for 15 or 17 years, but so far is when they start to be a hot
spot, with his performance as the same security is threatened," said
PAN in your writing.

In addition, the National Action requested to know where does the
money to fund carrying weapons for self-defense groups and what those
citizens shore leave their daily activities and devote himself to
police their community without pay for more support PAN cambio.Pide
states to self-defense

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