Thursday, October 30, 2014



Note: These fun dengue fever stats from Sonora's Secy of Health.

Sonora reports seven deaths from dengue now. There are registered so far this year, 1,972 in the state, with 367 confirmed the past week. 408 are the hemorragic, and 1,564 are the classic variety of dengue.

As of yesterday 92 are hospitalized.


Man killed by Border Patrol agent near Tucson ID'd
Agent-involved shooting by Border Patrol
23 hours ago • Perla Trevizo Arizona Daily Star

The man shot and killed southwest of Tucson Friday morning by a Border Patrol agent has been identified as 23-year-old Edgar Amaro López, a Mexico national.

Amaro López died of a single gunshot to the head, data from the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office show. No other information has been released about the incident.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the leading agency in the case, said they are still looking for additional suspects.

Mexico Consulate officials in Tucson said in a written statement that their office has been in touch with relatives of Amaro López to offer them their assistance and will continue to follow up the investigation.

Two agents were after several men in the area of South Vahalla and West Zorro roads Friday morning when one of the men tried to shoot one of the agents, said Sean Chapman, an attorney who is representing one of the agents.

"One agent fired his weapon in response to being threatened by the man with a side arm," he said. "The other members of the group ran off, and then agents found rifles on the ground in the area."

No agents were wounded in the shooting about 10:30 a.m. east of West Valencia Road and Arizona 86.


Agents seize $2.8M worth of marijuana, 3 vehicles from suspected smugglers
By Phil Villarreal. CREATED 1:09 PM

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 5,600 pounds of marijuana, as well as three vehicles, while stopping suspected smugglers.

The street value of the seized drugs is $2.8 million. Agents making the seizures were part of the West Desert Task Force, which includes the U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations and the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

One sweep occurred Oct. 21 near Ventana, Ariz., when agents found an abandoned pickup truck -- which was reported stolen in Phoenix -- containing 1,900 pounds of marijuana.

On Saturday, agents spotted a suspicious truck via detection technology south of Arizona City, Ariz. Agents searched the truck and found 1,900 pounds of marijuana within.

Later that day, agents responded to reports of smugglers moving narcotics near Gu Vo, Ariz. Agents followed tire tracks and found 1,800 pounds of marijuana in an abandoned pickup truck, which was reported stolen in Phoenix.


Oct 27, 2014 9:22 PM by Anthony Victor Reyes
CBP officers seize $411 worth of cocaine Sunday

NACO - U.S. Customs and Border officers arrested a Mexican national for attempting to smuggle about 39 pounds of cocaine through the Port of Naco on Sunday, Oct. 26.

Hector Manuel Madrid-Valencia was apprehended after the officers discovered 16 packages of cocaine under the dashboard of his Toyota. The drugs were estimated to be worth about $411,000.

The officers seized the vehicle and the contraband. The 48-year-old was referred to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Not the end

The rest of the story

At Naco, Arizona POE the brother-in-law of Lopez Caballero arrested with 17 kilos of cocaine

A Mexican citizen was arrested by Customs and Border Protection (CBP, for its acronym in English) when he tried to cross with 39 pounds (17 kilograms) of cocaine.
According to an official report by the federal agency, the cargo valued at more than $ 411,000, was transported by Hector Manuel Madrid Valencia, 48 years old, who was arrested at the port of Naco, Arizona.
The subject took the drug divided into 16 packages hidden under dash unit, in a Toyota. The cargo was discovered during a secondary inspection.
CBP officers seized the drug and vehicle, while Madrid Valencia was released to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE, for its acronym in English), for investigation and prosecution.

The detainee is the brother of the wife of Jose Humberto López Caballero, who is president of the foundation Progress of Sonora (Progreso por Sonora) and brother of the mayor of Hermosillo (Alejandro Lopez Caballero )


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