Friday, December 20, 2013

AZMEX UPDATE 15-12-13 b


Note: Mostly local events Also for locals, very heavy traffic and long waits at border crossings already for the holidays.

Note: video showed couple long barreled pump shotguns, lever action rifle, and a AK clone.

MCSO: 10 arrested, drugs found at Phoenix house
Posted: 9:09 PM
Last Updated: 1 hour and 3 minutes ago
By: staff

PHOENIX - Authorities say 10 people have been arrested and bundles of marijuana seized at a home in Central Phoenix.
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chris Hegstrom said the incident began when a detective patrolling in Buckeye noticed marijuana in the back of a car.
The detective followed the car to a house near 36th Street and Thomas Road where the drugs were dropped off. Four people then left and were arrested at a nearby Home Depot.
About an hour later, a SWAT team set up and six other people jumped the fence at the house but were arrested.
Officials believe the home was used to stash undocumented immigrants and drugs.
They reportedly found 17 bales of marijuana from Mexico and a stash of weapons. Officials said the drugs weighed approximately 300 pounds and is worth over $150,000.
Officials said at least six of the 10 arrested are undocumented immigrants.
Neighbors told ABC15 they weren't surprised because they see lots of cars going in and out all the time.
The investigation is ongoing.

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Nearly $1M worth of pot found hidden in watermelon shipment
Officers found 200 bundles of marijuana worth about $924,000 hidden among a shipment of watermelons.
2 hours ago •
Arizona Daily Star

A Mexican national was arrested Thursday on charges that he tried to smuggle nearly 1,850 pounds of marijuana in the United States.

The Nogales, Sonora, man was sent to secondary inspection of his tractor-trailer rig while trying to cross the Mariposa Port of Entry, according to a news release from Customs and Border Protection.

Officers found 200 bundles of marijuana worth about $924,000 hidden among a shipment of watermelons.

The drugs and vehicle were seized. The 32-year-old driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Meanwhile, CBP officers at the Port of Douglas seized nearly $132,000 worth of marijuana in two separate incidents Wednesday.

— A 22-year-old Mexican national was arrested for trying to smuggle 140 small packages of marijuana with a combined weight exceeding 204 pounds in his vehicle. The drugs were worth an estimated $102,000.

— Also, a 24-year-old Tucson man was taken into custody after officers discovered nearly 61 pounds of marijuana worth in excess of $30,000. The marijuana, in 55 packages, was discovered in the man's Scion sedan.


BP agents seize pot, meth, arrest smuggling suspects
Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 11:10 pm
From Staff Reports
Posted on December 13, 2013
by Amy Crawford

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized marijuana and methamphetamine and arrested several smuggling suspects during two separate incidents Thursday.
During the first incident, agents referred a black Hyundai Sonata to a secondary inspection area after a working dog indicated the possible presence of contraband inside the vehicle.

Agents searched the Sonata and allegedly found a black duffle bag in the vehicle's trunk containing vacuum-sealed plastic bags filled with methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana.
The meth had a combined weight of 1.6 pounds. The estimated value was $18,869.
The driver and two passengers, all U.S. citizens whose identities have not been released to the public, were subsequently arrested, and along with the contraband and vehicle, were later turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
In a separate incident, agents on patrol in Gila Bend became suspicious of two individuals approaching Interstate 8 with large rectangular backpacks.
Agents responded and seized the backpacks, which reportedly contained 304 pounds of pot worth an estimated $152,000.
The two men were arrested, and along with the marijuana, were transported to the Wellton Station for further processing.


Man jailed after two-hour standoff at City Hall in San Luis Rio Colorado
SLRC standoff
A city police officer and a state police officer lead Juan Manuel Duarte Mejia to jail after he surrendered following a two-hour standoff at City Hall in San Luis Rio Colorado on Friday.

Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 11:24 pm | Updated: 11:31 pm, Sat Dec 14, 2013.
By Cesar Neyoy

SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Son – A man is in custody after taking over the city council chambers in an armed standoff that ended peacefully Friday afternoon after nearly two hours, a city spokesman said.
Juan Manuel Duarte Mejia, 56, told employees at City Hall he was occupying the chambers in what he said was a protest over taxes and Mexico's economic problems, spokesman Manuel Angulo said.
Duarte Mejia did not try to hold anyone captive and no one was injured during the incident that ended after the city's police chief and assistant chief convinced him to give up, Angulo said.
He said the man was carrying a .45-caliber handgun, a shotgun and a quantity of ammunition that fit neither firearm.
"He expressed no complaint against the municipal government," said Angulo. "His only grievance was over decisions at the federal level."
Angulo was referring to the decision by Mexico's legislature in October to increase the federal sales tax from 11 percent to 16 percent along the nation's northern border and in varying amounts elsewhere along the border. The tax increase prompted demonstrations around Mexico, but, according to Angulo, led to few if any protests in San Luis Rio Colorado before Friday's incident.
The incident, said Angulo, began about 1 p.m. Friday when Duarte Mejia appeared at the city council chambers, located at the City Hall building several blocks south of the border.
He told the staff that he wanted to be interviewed by a local reporter about a topic unrelated to city government, although he did not specify whether the interview had been scheduled or whether we wanted a reporter summoned, Angulo said.
Duarte Mejia remained at the municipal building until 3 p.m., at which time it was scheduled to close, Angulo said.
"It wasn't until a city employee told him that the office was closing and that he would have to leave that the person said he was armed and that he going to stay there until Monday."
The building was surrounded in an operation headed by city police with the support of state and federal police officers. Snipers were also stationed nearby as the city's police chief, Franciso Vazquez, and the assistant chief, Rafael Vazquez, sought to convince Duarte Mejia to surrender.
Angulo said Duarte Mejia gave up at about 5 p.m. and was booked into the city jail.


Note: Most likely cartel associates, as usual home boys don't have more than a few rounds of ammo these days. All from Sinaloa.

Arrested subjects had ' horned goat ' (AK clone)
Details Published on Saturday 14 December 2013 ,
Written by Cesar Barragan / El Diario

Nogales Sonora

Municipal agents achieve their catch after a chase .

Four suspected gunmen were arrested for possession of heavy weapons by Municipal Agents during an operation in this city, after residents of several colonies brought info to the authorities .

Public Safety reports indicate this is Jorge Ivan Lopez Reyes, " el carnal " , 24 ; Sergio Omar López Méndez , "El Gordo ," 22, both originally from Culiacan , Sinaloa.
As Zapien Daniel Ramirez , a native of Guasave , Sinaloa , 23, and Jose Guadalupe Montes Vega, "el sepia", 20 , who were turned over to the appropriate authorities .

The arrest occurred when that authority was alerted to the presence of several armed men circulating aboard a white pickup and a Jeep Liberty , military green , on the peripheral Luis Donaldo Colosio .
Therefore, the Municipal Police officers conducted a search operation by locating the crew of the Jeep Liberty , when circulating about agenda de Los Maestros , where they were stopped .

The Jeep driver refused to stop so a pursuit began on the avenue where other units of the municipal police blocked their way, making the arrest.
Inside the car officers secured an assault rifle called " goat horns " with supplied charger and more than 80 rounds of ammunition 7.62 x 39 , two magazines for this rifle .
They also seized a 9-mm semi auto gun, magazine supplied with 8 rounds of ammunition , handcuffs , a tactical vest and a cell phone.


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