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AZMEX UPDATE 23-7-13
AZMEX UPDATE 23 JUL 2013
Note: busy times at the AZMEX border
Assures Osorio that is not backing down from security strategy
Interior Secretary condemned the violent events in Michoacan that left five dead and said he would go ahead to regain the peace and security of citizens
23/07/2013 16:56 NOTIMEX
MATAMOROS, Tamps. July 23. - The Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, condemned the violent events in Michoacan that left five dead and stressed that this situation will not reverse the security strategy.
We will continue to regain peace and security of citizens and restore trade in the state, said at a news conference with Secretary of Homeland Security of the American Union, Janet Napolitano.
It is a fact that we regret, we reject, we repudiate and that of course is not going to turn back, but the opposite, we will give to those who have made this cowardly event against a group of citizens who gathered, "he explained.
The head of the internal politics of the country considered that these acts of violence are in response to the security strategy implemented by the government of the Republic in Michoacan, to restore order, to restore peace and security.
"Let's go ahead and we will continue to find the results so far have been very favorable and, of course, reinforce in the subsequent days," said the official.
As part of Binational Mexico-US held Tuesday in Matamoros, the federal official reiterated that there will be no going back on the strategy to ensure the safety of Michoacan and property.
Let it be known that there will be no retreat, there will be no turning back. We will continue and, of course, is not going to allow that violate the property, safety and lives of Mexicans, "he said.
According to official reports, on Monday, about 200 people demonstrated in front of the city hall of Los Reyes, Michoacan, when men on board about four trucks opened fire with high-powered rifles and caused the death of five people and injuring other nine.
Note: large seizures south of border still quite rare since last Dec.
Seizure in Nuevo Nogales Sonora
Details Published on Tuesday July 23, 2013,
Written by Cesar Barragan / El Diario
Army Seizes over half a ton of marijuana, methamphetamine, vehicles and weapons.
Mexican Army troops conducted a raid on a safe house located in Colonia Nuevo Nogales in coordination with other federal authorities which claimed over half a ton of marijuana, methamphetamine, vehicles and weapons.
According to reports from the Ministry of National Defence, issued through the 45 area, indicate that the search warrant was achieved diligence in coordination with others, around 14:00 hours, in support of the Federal Public Ministry.
It was then that the armed forces and federal authorities went to the building marked with number 7B Nueva Galicia street in this sector, where they located and seized a total of 80 packages which contained marijuana pressed.
Reports say the narcotic threw a weight of 730 kilograms, also seized 437 doses of the same drug, ready for sale as well as 688 thousand methamphetamine other three marijuana plants,
seven guns, 105 rounds of ammunition, thirteen mags, a car and a quad.
Note: in far south of Mexico.
Note: "Of the foreigners, nine are from Nepal, Bangladesh 9, 37 from Guatemala, 20 from El Salvador and Honduras 3, all boys, including two minors.
It also provided assistance to four Honduran, 3 Salvadoran, Guatemalan and eight natives of Nepal, including 5 children, explained the INM."
Rescued 94 migrants in Chiapas, the X-ray detected
The Universal | July 23, 2013 | 14:55 pm
Tuxtla Gutierrez. - The National Migration Institute (INM) and the Ministry of Public Security of Chiapas rescued 94 migrants of different nationalities who were traveling in inhuman conditions and hidden aboard a box type vehicle.
Foreigners were detected through X-ray equipment to pass through the checkpoint that is located in La Pochota, at the exit of the state capital.
"Because of the crowded conditions in which they traveled, Beta Group staff provided care to migrants, 78 men and 16 women, including 7 minors, who had severe injuries to his hands and legs as well as symptoms of suffocation. Two of them received pre-hospital care, and the rest water and food.
Of the foreigners, nine are from Nepal, Bangladesh 9, 37 from Guatemala, 20 from El Salvador and Honduras 3, all boys, including two minors.
It also provided assistance to four Honduran, 3 Salvadoran, Guatemalan and eight native Nepal, including 5 children, explained the INM.
Similarly, it was reported that the truck was driven by the alleged trafficker José Luis Gómez Arceo, from the State of Mexico, who was transporting aliens in the rear of the vehicle panels. Foreigners traveling from Comitan toward the Federal District .
"The migrants had paid different amounts for the move, according to their nationality. In the case of Central America, the rate was 4000-5000 dollars and Asians of 6000-8000 dollars.
"Three of migrant children traveling alone were attended by Officers Child Protection (opi's) INM for always ensure respect for human rights, pursuant to protocols established by the Migration Act," explained INM.
The suspected smuggler was made available to the Special Prosecutor for Crimes against Immigrants State Attorney's Office.
CBP snags more than $1 million in drugs at local ports
CBP officers and a drug-sniffing dog located a non-factory compartment within the front bumper of this sedan driven by Deniz Sneed of Nogales.
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 6:18 pm | Updated: 6:27 pm, Tue Jul 23, 2013.
Port officers in Nogales seized more than $1 million in methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana during six separate incidents last weekend.
"Smugglers don't take time off, so we have to maintain our vigilance around the clock," said Guadalupe Ramirez, port director in Nogales for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The string of busts included the arrest Friday of 21-year-old Nogales resident Deniz Sneed. CBP said a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the front bumper of Sneed's Ford sedan when she tried to enter the United States through an unspecified port of entry. Officers subsequently discovered eight pounds of meth and more than three pounds of heroin worth nearly $167,000.
A short while earlier, officers had referred 22-year-old Dominic Aaron Damiano of Tucson for additional inspection of his Honda van as he attempted to enter the United States through an unspecified port of entry. After a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the presence of narcotics, officers removed more than 10 pounds of meth and more than seven pounds of cocaine from the van's firewall.
The drugs were valued at close to $227,000.
On Saturday, CBP officers arrested Rene Serrano-Verdugo, 50, of Nogales, Sonora, after a dog led them to nearly 55 pounds of marijuana hidden in a non-factory compartment within the gas tank of his GMC truck. CBP valued the pot at nearly $25,000.
Also on Saturday, officers arrested 44-year-old Elvia Elena Cruz de Bejarano, a Mexican national, after a drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to more than 21 pounds of meth, valued at nearly $326,000, in the rear quarter panels of her Toyota SUV.
The arrests continued on Saturday when a dog pointed officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry to the front seats of a GMC sedan driven by Francisco Javier Avelar-Valenzuela, 41, of Empalme, Sonora. The seats turned out to contain nearly 17 pounds of meth worth more than $263,000.
On Sunday, officers at the Mariposa Port of Entry referred Kellie Marie Christensen, 25, of Peoria, Ariz. for an additional inspection of her Buick SUV. A drug-sniffing dog alerted to several locations inside and outside of the vehicle, CBP said, leading to the seizure of more than 93 pounds of marijuana.
The weed was valued at more than $42,000.
All of the suspects were referred to federal investigators and the drugs and vehicles were processed for seizure, CBP said.
Ramirez complimented his personnel for their work at the Nogales ports.
"Our officers work very hard to catch the bad guys, while also working to make sure that legitimate trade and travel moves as smoothly as possible," he said.