Friday, February 14, 2014



Note:  Busy AZMEX days.

Comment:  For being "undocumented" he seems to have been documented several times.   Why isn't he still in prison?  

Felon is arrested at Arizona-California border
By Associated Press
Originally published: Feb 14, 2014 - 3:51 pm

YUMA, Ariz. -- A convicted felon from El Salvador has been arrested in southwestern Arizona for being in the country illegally.

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector say 51-year-old Jose Chicas-Argeta was among five people taken into custody Friday near the Arizona-California border.

They say a records check showed Chicas previously had been convicted of multiple felonies including attempted second-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated robbery and narcotics possession for sale.

Authorities say Chicas was previously removed from the U.S. and now is being processed for prosecution and another deportation.   It was unclear Friday afternoon if Chicas has legal representation yet.

Border Patrol agents nab five suspected smugglers
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:30 pm
From staff reports

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station arrested five smugglers and seized 548 pounds of marijuana worth about $246,000 Wednesday during two separate incidents.
During one incident, agents patrolling south of Gila Bend stopped five men seen earlier walking through the desert carrying backpacks. The men reportedly admitted entering the U.S. illegally and dropping off backpacks in a wash nearby.

Agents searched the wash and located 12 backpacks containing 505 pounds of pot, valued at $227,000. Three of the men and the pot were turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. The other two were juveniles and will be processed for deportation.

During the second incident, agents patrolling near Gila Bend located an abandoned backpack near Highway 85 containing 43 pounds of marijuana valued at $19,000. The pot was transported to Wellton Station for further processing.


$500K in meth seized at border
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:30 pm
From staff reports

An alleged drug smuggler was arrested and about $506,000 worth of methamphetamine seized Tuesday at the U.S. Port of Entry at San Luis.
According to Customs and Border Protection, 35-year-old Venancio Hau-Flores was in the process of driving a Mercury sedan into the United States when officers referred him to a secondary inspection area for further scrutiny.
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After a working dog indicated the possible presence of contraband in the vehicle, officers reportedly found 35 packages of crystal meth hidden in a compartment behind the rear seat.
The drugs and vehicle were seized. Hau, a Mexican citizen, was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.


Note:  Northern Sonora continues to be destabilized.  The road from Sonoyta ( Lukeville ) to Caborca in particular.  

Running three suspected ' smugglers ' in Caborca
Details Published on Friday 14 February 2014 ,
Written by Editor / The Journal

They were located in a gap near the road leading to the PEI Sonoyta reported .

The bodies of three suspected " coyotes " were located by authorities early yesterday morning near the Caborca ​​Sonoyta road , State Police Investigating reported .
The PEI did know that the three bodies showed signs of torture and were appreciative eye injuries caused by gun fire . None have been identified .
According to reports from police authorities people were located at
03:00 Yesterday at km 138 +600 of the road to Caborca  to ​​Sonoyta , the track leading to Tajitos .
The victims , who have not yet been identified , showed injuries caused by gun fire . The first of the dead was strongly built , had about 40 years old, wearing jeans blue , brown belt , beige shirt , black sweatshirt and black socks.
The second of the deceased were between 30-35 years old, wearing windbreaker type jacket black, brown trousers and black colored tennis shoes , and the third person that had died between 25-30 years old, wearing camouflaged pants and jacket , brown sweater and black shoes.
The Public Prosecutor of the Common Jurisdiction testified to the facts and ordered the lifting and transporting the bodies to measures of law , likewise, issued an order to research elements of PEI to arrest those responsible for these acts .


Tortured and killed two men in Agua Prieta
Details Published on Friday 14 February 2014 ,
 Written by Editor / The Journal
Agua Prieta

Also PEI investigates a case where a person was injured by gunfire.

Agents of the State Police Investigating inquire about the facts of life where two males whose bodies were found inside an apartment on Hope lost colony .
This is José Alonso Aguiluz Saenz, 33-year- old, who was originally from Navolato , Sinaloa , and Jorge Alejandro Valdez Gonzalez, 40 years old , who was a native of this city, both residing in the place of occurrence the facts.
The victims at first glance, had a wound caused by a blunt object and according to the Medical Examiner Office of the Attorney General of the State had about 12 hours of being dead .
Otherwise PEI agents inquire about the facts where injured Jhoan Guadalupe Banda Montoya 25 year old native of Huachinera and residing at Pueblo Nuevo neighborhood of this city.
The incident occurred outside the shooting range, located on the road to Colonia Morelos , where Banda Montoya was injured by a projectile from a gun , unknown for the moment about who or what injured .
After the assault the victim called a relative , who aided and moved to a hospital in this city , where he is receiving medical care .


Note:  Aircraft parts?

Marijuana found in aircraft parts at Arizona border
By Associated Press
Originally published: Feb 14, 2014 - 3:49 pm

NOGALES, Ariz. -- A Mexican man is in custody for allegedly trying to smuggle almost 400 pounds of marijuana into southern Arizona in a shipment of aircraft parts.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the 55-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora was arrested Wednesday at the Port of Nogales.

That was after authorities inspected the tractor trailer he was driving.
CBP officers inspected the back of the trailer and found 22 bundles of marijuana co-mingled within a shipment of aircraft parts.   They say the 393 pounds of marijuana has an estimated street value of $196,0.

The drugs and truck were processed for seizure.
The driver was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. His name hasn't been released. 


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