Tuesday, August 6, 2013
AZMEX UPDATE 5-8-13
AZMEX UPDATE 5 AUG 2013
Note: take a couple minutes and watch the video.
9OYS Border Watch
Border fence fail? Ranchers raise questions
By Cory Marshall
CREATED JUL. 31, 2013
Giant, gaping holes in the international border fence so big, you can drive a truck through. Get this, they were put there on purpose. Video by kgun9.com
PALOMINAS, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Giant, gaping holes in the international border fence so big, you can drive a truck through. Get this, they were put there on purpose.
John Ladd and his family own Ladd Ranch, just south of Palominas. He says every monsoon, Border Patrol agents open flood gates to protect the border fence from collapsing. In some spots, they have removed entire sections while debris, mashed together by monsoon storms, gather, spilling into the United States.
"I do dread it. It triples my work. When these get open, I have to check them everyday. I have to look for Mexican cows [and] have to look for footprints," Ladd told 9OYS while touring the border.
In certain areas, strands of barbed wire are the only thing dividing the U.S. and Mexico.
Adding insult to injury, the area is about two miles from South Paloma Trail, a residential area ravaged by monsoon, forcing residents and border agents to take an alternate one and a half- hour detour.
"This is a joke," Ladd said.
"I'm an American citizen and I'm sick of this," he continued.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol denied an interview request. They issued this statement in regards to the fencing:
"There are portions of the fencing throughout Tucson Sector that can be raised or removed in order to facilitate the flow of water and debris during the monsoon season. Doing so prevents complete collapse of the fencing while reducing the negative impact of the lower terrain south of the fence. Wire is installed to prevent cattle from crossing. During this time, Tucson Sector Border Patrol maintains border security through patrols and monitoring using remote surveillance technology."
"Do you think that is reason enough? Do you think that is security enough?" 9OYS's Cory Marshall asked Ladd.
"No, because I have four cameras, permanent cameras and the camera that watches this is right down there and it can't see here. That technology is a wonderful thing, but you have to have people." he answered.
During the two-hour border tour, 9OYS saw two separate border agents patrolling the area.
Note: Looks as the U.S. "justice" system becoming as effective as the Mexican. Sentenced in 2008 to seven years? Back again. This and three other examples.
'Mara Salvatrucha gang member' arrested in EP
Written by Staff
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 21:16
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a previously deported Honduran citizen with an extensive criminal history.
On July 29, agents from the Eagle Pass Station responded to a request for assistance from the Eagle Pass Police Department. During questioning of the subject, later identified as Marlon Alexander Bonilla, it was discovered that Bonilla had twice been deported from the United States.
Criminal records checks revealed that in 2008 Bonilla was convicted of robbery and sentenced to seven years in prison. Bonilla is a known member of the Mara Salvatrucha, or "MS-13," criminal gang in Atlanta, and in his country of citizenship, Honduras. Bonilla was processed for removal from the United States and his prior order or removal will be reinstated.
Man gets probation in fatal '11 drug deal
8 hours ago • Patrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star
A Tucson man was given probation Monday for his role in a deadly drug deal.
Moises Fierros, 21, was sentenced to concurrent five-year probation terms for two charges that stemmed from a drug deal in 2011.
Javier Bejarano, 22, was shot to death when he tried to rob Fierros and others who had arranged a drug deal.
The three other men - Emanuel Ortega, Julian Zepeda and Kristin Olea - pleaded guilty to various charges in the case and face sentencing later this month and in September.
Yuma Border Patrol arrests convicted murderer
August 05, 2013 10:29 PM
BY JAMES GILBERT @YSJamesGilbert
U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested a group of 13 illegal immigrants near San Luis on Sunday, including one who had been previously convicted of murder.
According to Agent Kyle Estes of the Yuma Sector's Communications Division, agents apprehended the group shortly after they crossed the Colorado River in an attempt to sneak into the country.
A background check later revealed that one of the individuals was convicted of murder in Huntsville, Texas. In addition, the man had also been convicted of other crimes in San Antonio, Laredo, Brownsville, and in the state of Pennsylvania. His case will be turned over to the U.S. Attorney's Office for prosecution.
Yuma County residents can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.