Friday, May 3, 2013



Note: A little comfort for those down Nogales way.

Published April 29, 2013, 1:53 a.m.
Nogales, fourth in deaths, Cajeme recorded more homicides
Nogales fourth in the state in murder, after Obregon, Hermosillo and
Cajeme recorded more homicides
Hiram G. Machi
Nogales, Sonora. - New Day

Cajeme Township tops the list of homicides in the state of Sonora,
leaving the border town of Nogales in the fourth place after
Hermosillo and Caborca ​​where the crime rate has surpassed
performances border on a case ever filed at least in recent years.
In Ciudad Obregon only so far this year there have been more than 54
violent deaths, despite the police-military operation implemented
since March 3 in order to fight crime.
Elements involved in the operation of the Navy, Federal Police, State
Police Investigator, Municipal Public Security Secretariat and the
Mexican Army forces 60th Battalion, who inspect land and air, also
participates an Agent of the Federal Public Ministry who oversees
actions, but despite being reinforced, the city, murders and
organized crime activity is still present.
In the state capital for several years that criminal activity had
been below cities like Nogales, documented over 30 executions
followed closely by the municipality of Caborca.
Finally Nogales in fourth place in this ladder in terms of
intentional deaths, with 13 murders in the city presented so far this
year, 60 percent related to drug trafficking and organized crime.
But in the city there are plenty of people missing in recent years as
research specialists, could exist in the city farms with body buried
in secrecy.


10 arrested after stash house bust in Palominas
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 5:02pm

SIERRA VISTA — Two Cochise County residents and eight Mexican
nationals were arrested following a multi-agency operation that
resulted in the bust of a "stash house" in Palominas, and the
seizure of more than 300 pounds of marijuana.
David Dominico Suarez, 24, of Naco, and Andraya Rochelle Schaffner,
26, of Hereford, were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana
for sale, transporting marijuana for sale, possession of marijuana,
possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and
prohibited possession of a firearm.


Pot found hidden in vehicle at AZ border
Posted: Apr 29, 2013 6:10 PM MST
Updated: Apr 29, 2013 6:27 PM MST
By Phil Benson - email

A 24-year-old woman was arrested Friday for attempting to smuggle
more than 200 pounds of marijuana through the Douglas Port of Entry.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Mayra Delores
Martinez, a U.S. citizen living in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, for
inspection of her vehicle.

A CBP narcotics detection K-9 alerted to the presence of drugs.
Officers discovered 144 packages of marijuana throughout the vehicle.

Martinez was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

A day earlier, an Agua Prieta teen was arrested for attempting to
smuggle nearly 130 pounds of marijuana through the port. She was also
turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

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