Monday, February 16, 2015



DPS Officers and Detectives Seize Methamphetamine Valued at $440K Within Broccoli Load
Saturday, February 14, 2015 -

Black Canyon City- A 39-year-old commercial truck driver was arrested early Saturday morning after a DPS officer discovered a duffle bag containing methamphetamine hidden in a load of broccoli.

The officer initiated a traffic stop on the commercial truck for a moving violation along northbound I-17 at milepost 220, at about 2:45 a.m. During the traffic stop the officer conducted a search of the semi-trailer loaded with broccoli and located a duffle bag containing multiple packages of methamphetamine weighing a total of 40 lbs.

DPS narcotics detectives have taken the lead in this drug smuggling investigation.

The suspect, Ata Hamed Taha
of Greensboro, North Carolina was booked into the Maricopa County Jail for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, transportation of dangerous drugs for sale, conspiracy, and control of an illegal enterprise.

Although this is a significant drug seizure, it is just an example of the desperation by drug smugglers trying to get their dangerous product into our neighborhoods. By taking these drug loads off the highways the Arizona Department of Public Safety is helping to make our communitites a little safer.

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Border Patrol agents advised to release drunk drivers
Posted: Feb 13, 2015 9:20 PM MST
Updated: Feb 13, 2015 9:25 PM MST
By Adam Longo

A training memo for federal agents who patrol Arizona advises them they are under no obligation to detain an alcohol impaired driver and they face no liability by allowing them to continue driving.

The memo was shared exclusively with CBS5 Friday night. It was circulated among Customs and Border Patrol agents who work Arizona's Tucson sector. The memo gives agents three options of what they can do with a driver they suspect to be impaired:

Do not detain them
Detain the impaired individual at the request of a state or local law enforcement officer
Detain the impaired individual without a request from a state or local law enforcement officer
The memo also explains the ramifications of each option and what liability the agent could face. Only in the "do not detain them" option would the agent be free from any liability.

Border Patrol agents are not certified peace officers in Arizona, meaning they do not have the lawful authority to arrest someone suspected of breaking state law.

"The question is how much authority does Border Patrol have to enforce state laws against U.S. citizens," former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney Alex Lane said. "Do we want Border Patrol checkpoints to also be DUI checkpoints?"

"I can assure you that the agents I represent and the people I work with just would not release someone who was severely intoxicated," said Art Del Cueto, president of Local 2544, the union representing Border Patrol agents.

Del Cueto says his agents carry a certain moral authority after the 2010 death of CBP agent Michael Gallagher near Casa Grande. Gallagher was killed on duty by a drunk driver.
"Especially since we were hit hard by the death of one of our own. How could we release them?" Del Cueto said.

Customs and Border Patrol released this statement to CBS5:

The recent informational slide, which was inappropriately released outside of CBP, was intended as an internal messaging slide to provide training to Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents about their legal options when encountering drivers who appear to be impaired. In cases where Border Patrol agents encounter possibly impaired drivers, they are trained to exercise their professional judgment when assessing the current situation. Information on the slide does not direct agents to detain or not detain these drivers, but instead provides them information, based on judicial precedent, to use their discretion when encountering possibly impaired drivers. The Border Patrol often releases internal messaging on a wide range of topics to inform agents so that they may better perform their duties within the scope of the law.

The group Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, released a statement as well:

"MADD urges all law enforcement officers to protect the public by following standard procedures when encountering anyone suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Law enforcement is the first line of defense in preventing drunk and drugged driving, and their efforts are crucial to keep our roadways safe."

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9 homicides recorded in Sonora
FEB 12 2015
Written by Super User (La Verdad de Agua Prieta)

9 homicides recorded in Sonora
Nine reached the number of homicides this year in Hermosillo, after two people were shot dead in the San Benito area.

Of the nine murders that have occurred this year, this is the first time that two people die in the same crime.

The attorney general in the state, Carlos Navarro Sugich said Tuesday that in Hermosillo had counted seven people were killed intentionally, which puts the capital of Sonora as the second municipality with more murders in the state, only surpassed by Ciudad Obregón with 18.

The state is maintained until yesterday with a total of 48 murders of which 16 are in different municipalities (except in Obregon, Hermosillo and Nogales).


Catch individuals with guns and drugs
Details Published on Sunday February 15, 2015,
Written by Media Obson

Cajeme. (Son)

Were made available to the Federal Public Ministry in turn after their arrest.
Elements of Joint Operation carried out the arrest of three individuals who were seized with four servings of marijuana and a revolver with six cartridges ... .sumario

It is Juan Alberto Mendez Elizalde, 21 years old, residing in the colony Rodeo; Javier Arak Ortiz Peña, 32 years old, and Luis Alberto Valdez Verdugo, 24 years old, both residing in the colony Villa Fontana.
The arrest was made by Joint Operation elements while conducting prevention and surveillance patrols in the colony Valle Dorado. When going along the street Valle del Soya, agents noticed the above persons, which by noting the presence of the official units they tried to flee.
So immediately they were arrested and On performing reviews were seized two firearms, this being a 357 caliber revolver with six cartridges in the cylinder; and .38 special revolver.
They were also seized four wrappers made of transparent plastic containing marijuana inside.
The detainees, firearms and drug seized were made available to the Public Prosecutor of the Common Jurisdiction who in the next few hours defined the status of the aforementioned subjects.


Note: two 16 yr. boys playing with AK clone and pistol.


note; online poll for short time on Sunday. (Hermosillo, Son.)

"For Possessing firearms in the home?
Are you in favor of possessing firearms at home?

Yes 52.24% (432 votes)

No 47.76% (395 votes)

Total votes: 827

* This is a survey and has no scientific validity, and reflects the position of accepting participation and visitors.

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