Thursday, March 27, 2014



Contents; A snapshot of recent events

Note: "fled the U.S. after posting bond."

Arizona sex offender found in Mexico
By Associated Press
Originally published: Mar 23, 2014 - 8:20 am

PHOENIX -- Federal authorities say a convicted sex offender who was indicted on drug trafficking in Phoenix has been found in Mexico.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Mexican authorities arrested Wilfredo Martinez on Friday in the town of Agua Prieta.

Authorities say a grand jury indicted Martinez in October 2012 for possession of marijuana for sale.
They say he was found with dozens of pounds of marijuana and other paraphernalia.
Investigators say Martinez fled the U.S. after posting bond.

They say a subsequent search of his home turned up evidence that led to charging him with failure to register as a sex offender.

Deputy U.S. Marshals say they alerted Mexican authorities that Martinez might be hiding in Agua Prieta with another fugitive.

Authorities say both are now in Cochise County jail.


Mar 21, 2014 7:53 PM
by Michel Marizco

Customs and Border Protection towers not just on the border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will build six towers east and west of the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 19, officials confirmed Friday.

Agency officials said the initial towers are a more careful approach to using tower technology. It comes three years after the Homeland Security Department scrapped a similar but far bigger project, the Strategic Border Initiative. That cost one billion dollars.

The new system was awarded to Elbit Systems of America, an Israeli company that worked with the Boeing Corporation on the failed SBInet project, News 4 Investigators revealed in February. The company will use cameras and radars able to track movement up to six miles away.

The new tower system will be tested near the checkpoint and if successful, will be extended to five other areas of Arizona. Those include Sonoita, Douglas, Ajo, Casa Grande and Wellton.

Earlier in March, the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, criticized this latest project. Auditors found that Customs and Border Protection did not have a master plan to ensure this new tower system will actually work.

Customs and Border Protection technology programs head Mark Borkowski told a House border subcommittee in March that ultimately, the new tower system would cost $500 to $700 million over the next years. He also rejected the GAO's recommendations to develop a master plan.


More than 300 pounds of marijuana found in SUV in Pinal County

Photo courtesy of Pinal County Sheriff's Office
Rodolfo Celaya-Leyva, left, and Miguel Gomez-Valdez, right, were arrested last week after deputies stopped a car they were in and found 330 pounds of marijuana.
3 hours ago • By Veronica M. Cruz

Pinal County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men and seized 330 pounds of marijuana, during a traffic stop last week.

On March 18, a deputy stopped a Chevy sports utility vehicle after seeing the driver commit a traffic violation near Highway 84 and Highway 347, Tim Gaffney, a Pinal County spokesman said in a news release.

The driver, Miguel Gomez-Valdez, 21, and passenger Rodolfo Celaya-Leyva, 27, rolled down their windows and the deputy smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the SUV and saw several marijuana bundles in the back seat, the rear cargo area and the front floorboard on the passenger's side, the release said.

The men admitted to being in the United States illegally. Celaya-Leyva told authorities he crossed the border the week before with nine other men and each man carried bundles of marijuana on their backs through the desert.

Both men were arrested on suspicion of one count each of possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana and possession of marijuana and booked into the Pinal County Jail.

The vehicle, a portable radio and cell phones were also seized.


Arrest two Americans in AP
Details Published on Sunday, 23 March 2014
Written by Editor / The Journal
Agua Prieta , Son.

They had an arrest warrant in the United States on charges of drug trafficking.
Derived from a collaborative effort, agents of the State Police (PEI) yesterday arrested two subjects who had arrest warrants in the United States on charges of drug trafficking.

Wilfredo Martinez is originally from Tucson , Arizona , and Roberto Torres Luong , a native of Phoenix , Arizona , 29 and 26 years respectively .
These subjects had arrest warrants in Phoenix , Arizona, the first one for the crime of drug trafficking and possession of firearms and the second for drug trafficking .

The arrest was made ​​by elements of the PEI around 12:30 pm yesterday in the colony Infonavit Alamito derived from a partnership in which the authorities of the state of Arizona asked the Attorney General of the State of Sonora for support towards the location and arrest of Wilfrido and Robert .
The above persons will be given to the staff of the National Institute of Migration to whom they are made ​​available to the authorities that are requesting them in the neighboring country .


Captured in Guanajuato a band that butchered their victims
MARCH 22, 2014

The authorities took guns and drugs from gang members . Photo: Special .

MEXICO , DF ( ) - . members of a cell of organized crime who dismembered his victims , were arrested by agents of the Ministry of Public Security and the Attorney General in the town of Villagran .

The authorities assured high-powered weapons , cars , drugs and various sharp objects with which the criminal group allegedly butchered his victims.

For the subjects were linked to multiple killings and kidnappings in the southern part of the state, said on its Twitter account Guanajuato attorney general , Carlos Zamarripa Aguirre.

Among the weapons seized are two R- 15, an AK -47 known as " goat horn" four handguns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition , and tactical ballistic material, and with machetes allegedly dismembered his victims.

Among the confiscated found a safe house and several cars. However, the authorities did not specify the number of detainees or the drug seized .

" Joint operations PGJ SSPE and report criminal dismemberment of whipping the south side of the State" , published the Secretary of Public Security of the state , Alvar Cabeza de Vaca on his Twitter account .

In their accounts of the social network the state attorney general , Carlos Zamarripa Aguirre and Vaca published pictures of guns , drugs and confiscated objects.


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