Thursday, January 23, 2014



How is the violence in Agua Prieta effecting you?
A lot I'm afraid 100%
Somewhat but not much 0%
This is normal for us 0%

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How is the violence in Agua Prieta effecting you?
A lot I'm afraid 24%
Somewhat but not much 44%
This is normal for us 32%


Local officials meet DHS Secretary Johnson on the border
Head of Homeland Security talks with ranchers, mayor, sheriff
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 4:52pm

Beatrice Richardson • Jack Ladd, left, listens as his son, John Ladd, talk about the meet and greet with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson at the Douglas Border Patrol Station on Wednesday. The Ladds are ranchers whose property is adjacent to the U.S/Mexico border.
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DOUGLAS — For a pair of local ranchers — Jack Ladd and his son John — they envision the new Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will look at border issues affecting Cochise County residents with a fresh attitude.
Johnson was invited to tour Cochise County by U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, on Dec. 23, the day Johnson was sworn into office.

Wednesday, the Ladds were among a small group of local officials who met Johnson at the Douglas Border Patrol Station in what was the secretary's first visit to Arizona in his new role as the head of the Department of Homeland Security.
Jack Ladd said he was impressed with Johnson's attitude.
During the meeting of residents and officials — to include Sierra Vista's Mayor Rick Mueller and Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels — Ladd said a number of suggestions were given to the DHS secretary "and there were some complaints" on how the department handles border issues.
But generally it was a positive meeting, he said.
His son said Johnson reminded him of Colin Powell.
"He was very attentive," John Ladd said.

While the number of people crossing their ranch properties is down, it is still happening, Jack Ladd said.
"Five to 10 groups a day cross," he said, adding they are small groups now consisting of three people or fewer.
By his estimation anywhere between 10 to 20 illegal immigrants cross Ladd's ranches, which have property directly adjacent to the border, every day.
One positive downward trend are drug vehicles crossing their land.
"There hasn't been one since Nov. 16," John Ladd said.
His father smiled and said maybe it's because the harvest is over.
John Ladd said the Border Patrol installed a couple of surveillance cameras on their property, for which he and his father are thankful.

Jack Ladd said what he got out of the meeting, which the Herald/Review was denied access to, is most of the people "are looking for the Border Patrol to do a better job."
Mueller said he came away from the more than hour-long meeting with Johnson feeling that "he sincerely wants to help."
Although the mayor said he still has a dose of skepticism, he hopes the DHS secretary will do more to help southern Arizona.
Dannels said having the DHS secretary visit has happened before, with former Arizona Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano doing it when she headed the department.
The Border Patrol does excellent work, but it is "time to redefine the plan," he said.
Johnson listened carefully and promised to make things better, the sheriff said.
"People are not looking for words, they are looking for action," Dannels said.

More on Secretary Johnson
Department of Homeland Security Jeh (pronounced Jay) Johnson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 16 after being nominated in October for the position to be the fourth head of the department created after the terrorist attacks on the U.S. On Sept. 11, 2001. He was sworn on Dec. 23.
'Born in 1957 in New York City, Johnson has served in a number of government positions including General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Air Force General Counsel and as a federal prosecutor.
He has degrees from Morehouse College and Columbia University.


Note: following computer english Arizona plates

Arrested with 159 kilos of 'pot' in AP
Details posted on Wednesday January 22, 2014 ,
Written by Editor / The Journal
Agua Prieta

They were surprised by members of the PEI and PESP performing the security operation.

Elements of the joint operation , composed by members of the State Investigation and State Public Security Police , arrested in Duarte colony Balles - two subjects in possession of around 159 kilos of marijuana.
Those arrested were : Graham Irving Jesus Vielna originating in Coatzacoalcos , Veracruz , and Alejandro Araque Ambrosio , who is originally from Pueblo Unido , Culiacán , Sinaloa. Both have 24 years .
The arrest was made ​​Joint Operational elements when conducting tours and surveillance. When walking down the street 33 35th Avenue , officers located a sedan type vehicle, the Chevrolet line Impala, model 2002 , with Arizona plates , which was addressed by today arrested.
At the top and mark them realizarles reviews , the police officers found in the trunk of the vehicle 18 packs large and 17 small , made of plastic cellophane containing marijuana inside , which showed a weight of 159.4 kg.
The arrested today , drugs and the insured vehicle , were made ​​available to the Public Prosecutor of the Federation.


Note : For the locals, good if it finally resolved.

Posted January 22, 2014 , 5:03 a.m.
Vícam lift blockade
The deal, led by head of the Ministry of the Interior (Interior Ministry ), Miguel Angel Osorio Chong and Sonora Governor Guillermo Padres , along with representatives of the Yaquis , including the removal of the roadblock up to Vícam and establishes the National Commission water (Conagua ) will oversee the taking of water from the dam " Calles " .
Achieve target efforts of Governor Padres before the federal agency
Mexico City - New Day

Independence will continue to operate the Aqueduct water to give 24 hours to Hermosillo , while respecting the rights of peoples and users Yaquis Irrigation District 041 is guaranteed by agreement signed today between the Government Secretariat , the Governments of Sonora , Sinaloa and members of the Citizens Movement for Water .
The deal, led by head of the Ministry of the Interior (Interior Ministry ), Miguel Angel Osorio Chong and Sonora Governor Guillermo Padres , along with representatives Yaquis , including the removal of the roadblock up to Vícam and establishes the National Commission water (Conagua ) will oversee the taking of water from the dam " Plutarco Elias Calles ," while it ultimately resolves the legal situation in the Supreme Court of Justice ( SCJ ) .
Sonora Governor thanked the intermediation of the Interior Ministry to achieve this agreement that benefits all of Sonora , as well as provide water 24 hours to Hermosillo, also gives guarantees to the citizens of Cajeme that will not be affected by the operation Aqueduct Independence.
" As the Secretary said in his own Osorio Chong intervention in this agreement we all win , win Cajeme wins Hermosillo, Sonora wins and won all Mexicans ," said Padres .
The Sonoran president explained that the agreement signed in Segob includes the Conagua be the slope of the volume of water to be drawn from the dam, but the proper operation of the entire system will run Aqueduct of the State Water Commission ( CEA ) .
In the coming days , said the Sonoran Executive , Technical tables will take place between authorities of the three levels of government , so they make a number of infrastructure projects that provide even more availability of water to all regions of Sonora, including of course , potable water 24 hours for Yaquis peoples , among others .


Note: Gracias a Dios!

Chicken feather, blood mask seized at border
Posted: Jan 22, 2014 9:43 PM MST
Updated: Jan 22, 2014 9:43 PM MST
By Jackie Kent - email

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
A sleep mask covered in dried blood and chicken feathers was seized at the Nogales border Tuesday.
The border patrol officers who intercepted it said the people driving in from Mexico got the mask from a curandero, or "native healer," as a remedy for insomnia. The mask was seized and destroyed because of the potential threat of spreading Avian Disease.

The people in the car were not fined.


DPS detectives seize $30,000, drugs and firearms during service of a search warrant in Chandler
The search warrant stemmed from a traffic stop by DPS' Highway Patrol Division
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 -

Detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety's Criminal Investigations Division served a search warrant at a Chandler residence on Jan. 21 that resulted in the seizures of approximately $30,000 in cash, numerous firearms, hundreds of ammunition rounds, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and other tools used to weigh and package drugs.

The Chandler Police Special Operations Unit (SOU) assisted DPS with service of the warrant.

Three rifles, a shotgun, and four handguns were seized. One handgun had previously been reported stolen to the Tempe Police Department.

The drugs seized included half an ounce of methamphetamine, three grams of heroin, and an ounce of marijuana, all of which were prepackaged for sale.

Detectives located four suspects inside the residence while a fifth suspect attempted to evade detection by hiding in the attic. SOU operators gave verbal commands for an extended period of time but eventually fired pepper balls into the residence and the suspect came out from the attic.

The five suspects were taken into custody.

The search warrant stemmed from a traffic stop earlier in January where a DPS officer conducted a search of the vehicle and located methamphetamine, heroin and prescription pills packaged for sale. Information obtained during the traffic stop led detectives to the residence in Chandler.

The occupants of the vehicle were arrested during the traffic stop.


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