Thursday, September 19, 2013
AZMEX UPDATE 19-9-13
AZMEX UPDATE 19 SEP 2013
Note: Dome Valley across the mountain range east of Yuma.
Human smugglers arrested, convicted
September 18, 2013 10:33 PM
FROM STAFF REPORTS
An "Okie Town" gang member and a second American citizen were arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle two illegal immigrants through Dome Valley, a known smuggling route. Both smugglers have since pleaded guilty to the crime and have been sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Another smuggling attempt through Dome Valley was prevented last week when three illegal immigrants were found inside the vehicle of another smuggler. That man, whose name has not been released to the public, also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 120 days in jail.
"Smuggling activity has led to a presence of the Border Patrol in the Dome Valley area," said Enrique Zarate, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent for the Yuma Sector Border Patrol Public Affairs Office.
According to the Border Patrol, agents patrolling in Dome Valley Monday conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 Nissan Altima driven by Luis Anthony Garcia.
Upon initial contact, agents learned that two people in the rear seat of the Altima, one with previous drug convictions, were inside the United States illegally.
Garcia and the front seat passenger, both Yuma area residents, were arrested on human smuggling charges. They both pled guilty to the offense and have each been sentenced to 90 days in jail. The name of the accomplice has not been released to the public.
The case of the illegal immigrant with previous drug charges was submitted to the U.S. Attorney's Office for prosecution.
Note: One can only imagine the reaction of the Phx and Tucson PD's with hundreds of grenades coming in.
Donated 857 weapons in 2013
Citizens delivered 547 weapons, long and short , in addition to 310 grenades , in the Permanent Campaign Donation and Voluntary Registration of Firearms 2013
The weapons are destroyed immediately by military personnel.
Photography : IONSA .
CULIACÁN._ A total of 207 pistols and high-powered rifles and 310 grenades , are delivered by the citizens of 14 municipalities in Sinaloa since last April until August 30 , during the implementation of the Permanent Campaign Donation and Voluntary Registration of Firearms .
This was announced by the Executive Secretariat of the State System of Public Security, who said that in addition to this powerful weapon in the twelfth edition of this program have received 340 rifles and pistols permitted by law , which has a total of 857 weapons surrendered .
The bulk of grenades that have been donated during the campaign despistolización have been delivered in the municipalities of Salvador Alvarado , Ahome , Guasave and El Fuerte , totaling 209 of these dangerous explosive in the hands of the Ministry of National Defense.
Behind these municipalities have also delivered this type of ordnance in Mazatlan , Sinaloa , Choix , Navolato, Elota , Angostura , and Cosalá Mocorito while in San Ignacio and Badiraguato have not received such armaments .
The localities where it has received the greatest number of weapons for use by the Army and the Armed Forces are Ahome , with 56, Guasave , which delivered 38; Salvador Alvarado where were collected 16 , Navolato 12 and Mazatlan with 15 .
With these figures it is observed that municipalities are Ahome weapons delivery with 256 , Salvador Alvarado with 119 , followed by Guasave with 117 , while in El Fuerte , Mazatlán and Choix 65, 62 and 61 guns, respectively.
In total, the federal , state and municipal governments have been received 340 weapons , 207 exclusive use of military, 310 grenades , a cartridge and 3 magazines , and there have been 212 handguns and 286 long guns , and have delivered 132 mini computers.
They reported that until next September 27th two modules remain open reception in Culiacan, they are installed in the Park Ernesto Millán Escalante (previously 87 ) and at the Civic Center Constitution , so citizens are encouraged to attend to donate their weapons and avoid fatal accidents in their homes .
Take a Look
If you choose to surrender your weapon will receive:
THOSE FOR MILITARY USE ONLY
* 2,500 pesos or mini computer
DIFFERENT CALIBER PISTOLS
* Thousand pesos in cash
857 FIREARMS HAVE BEEN DONATED SO FAR IN 2013
207 GUNS THAT ARE FOR USE ONLY IN THE MILITARY
310 FRAGMENTATION GRENADES HAVE GIVEN BY THE CITIZENS
340 PISTOLS OF DIFFERENT SIZES ARE COLLECTED
14 MUNICIPALITIES ARE IN WHICH MODULES ARE INSTALLED THE PERMANENT CAMPAIGN DONATION XII AND VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION OF FIREARMS 2013
132 MINI LAPTOPS HAVE BEEN DELIVERED
480 WEAPONS HAVE BEEN REGISTERED