Sunday, May 11, 2014



Note: A sample of some of the local activity over the past few days. No, not even slowing down let alone stopping.

Agents arrest 9, seize 382 pounds of pot in desert

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to Wellton Station arrested nine suspected drug smugglers and seized 382 pounds of marijuana contained in makeshift backpacks worth an estimated $191,000 Thursday.

Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 4:41 pm | Updated: 4:50 pm, Fri May 2, 2014.
From Staff Reports
Posted on May 2, 2014 by Amy Crawford

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to Wellton Station arrested nine drug smuggling suspects Thursday and seized 382 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $191,000.
Agents patrolling near Sentinel found the suspects by following a set of tracks heading toward Interstate 8. As the agents approached, the group scattered in the desert in an effort to avoid arrest. Following a pursuit, seven men were apprehended and eight makeshift backpacks of pot were seized.
Agents later apprehended two more individuals from the same group, found walking along I-8.
The arresting agents reported the suspects were wearing camouflage clothing and carpet over their shoes to make tracking more difficult.
The marijuana and men were turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.


Border Patrol agents nab 10, seize 810 pounds of pot
Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 3:49 pm | Updated: 5:21 pm, Fri May 9, 2014.
By Chris McDaniel

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 10 suspected drug smugglers and seized 810 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $405,000, during two separate incidents Thursday.
During the first incident, Wellton Station agents assigned to the All-Terrain Vehicle Unit near Gila Bend were tracking footprints of a group of four individuals who illegally entered into the United States. The four individuals attempted to abscond when agents caught up to them, but were apprehended a short time later. They were allegedly carrying four backpacks of pot with a combined weight of 258 pounds worth an estimated $129,000.

Three of the men and the pot were turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. The fourth individual, a juvenile, will be processed for deportation as a suspected drug smuggler per Yuma Sector guidelines.
During the second incident, agents near Wellton spotted a group of individuals walking towards Interstate 8. Arriving at the location, agents apprehended six suspected drug smugglers and seized 13 backpacks of pot. The marijuana had a combined weight of 552 pounds worth an estimated $276,000.
The smugglers and pot were transported to the Wellton Station for further processing.


Note: Caborca, Son. 6 AK clones, 34 magazines, and 1,248 rounds and tactical equipment and three stolen F-250 Super Duty pickups among the stuff recovered by SEDNA & PESP.

martes, abril 22, 2014


Note: South of Nogales. PF arrest five, recover six long guns, 25 magazines, 10 cell phones, and 605 rounds, and stolen vehicle among stuff recovered

Detienen a cinco en Sonora con armas y equipo táctico
VIERNES, 09 DE MAYO DE 2014 13:14

Los detenidos por fueron identificados como Jesús Miguel "N", de 20 años; Jesús Valentín "N", de 26; Luis Enrique "N", de 20; Jorge Alberto "N", de 18 y Édgar "N", de 23 años.


Note: Two more added to the growing body count around Lukeville / Sonoyta area. Hearing of more, but nothing making the local media. Also a Chevy pickup found with numerous bullet holes and 15 kilos of pot.

martes, abril 22, 2014


Human trafficker, marcos soto mendoza sentenced to 15 years after deaths of 2 crossers in the desert


Note: This one generated some death threats

Man connected to Sierra Vista officer-involved shooting is arrested

May 07, 2014 9:43 am •
Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

A man who fled the scene prior to an officer-involved shooting in Sierra Vista last month was arrested Sunday.

An anonymous tip phoned into the Cochise County Sheriff's Office led to a home in the 1000 block of Carl Hayden Drive in Sierra Vista. That's where officers arrested 42-year-old Marco Antonio Moreno Guerro of Mexico, Cpl. Scott Borgstadt, spokesman for the Sierra Vista Police Department, said in a news release.

Guerro was a passenger in a car April 14 when an officer attempted to make a traffic stop. The driver, Lauro Jesus Avechuco, had been speeding near Golden Acres Drive and State Route 92.

The vehicle fled stopped briefly and Guerro ran from the vehicle. Avechuco then turned around and accelerated toward the officer, who fired his department-issued sidearm, killing Avechuco, Borgstadt said.

Guerro has a felony record and had previously been deported felon. Past convictions include: possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and DUI from drug intoxication, Borgstadt said.

After being questioned by detectives from the Sierra Vista Police Department Special Operations Bureau, he was turned over to Border Patrol.


Note: have to wonder why he wasn't still in jail?

Fugitive arrested at Arizona-Mexico border
By Associated Press
Originally published: May 10, 2014 - 8:27 am

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Authorities have arrested a Mexican fugitive connected to a California homicide investigation as he attempted to illegally enter Arizona. Border Patrol agents said Friday that Jesus Daniel Sanchez-Bastidas was taken into custody near Nogales.

Agents say Sanchez-Bastidas was caught early Thursday along with a group of other immigrants trying to illegally cross the border.

Sanchez-Bastidas was on a Diplomatic Security Service most wanted list for passport fraud.
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office in California was also pursuing Sanchez-Bastidas for questioning in a homicide. Authorities say Sanchez-Bastidas was arrested in 2010 for conspiracy to commit a felony and being a gang member carrying a loaded firearm.


Gang member wanted in Indiana arrested in Arizona
By Associated Press
Originally published: May 8, 2014 - 5:35 pm

PHOENIX -- A man wanted in Indiana in connection with the fatal shooting of a teenager three months ago has been arrested in Arizona. The U.S. Marshals Service says 19-year-old Lamario Delgado-Gonzalez was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale.

Federal authorities say Delgado-Gonzalez is wanted for murder and attempted murder in East Chicago, Indiana. Delgado-Gonzalez was charged in April in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy and the wounding of an 18-year-old man but he fled Indiana before he could be arrested.

Authorities say Delgado-Gonzalez is a documented member of an Indiana street gang and the Feb. 17 shootings allegedly were part of a drug-related robbery attempt.
A warrant for his arrest was issued April 7 out of Lake County, Indiana. He now is awaiting extradition.


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