Monday, March 9, 2015



Note: some samples from around the border.

Note: "foreign" drug smugglers! Watch the video

Drug smugglers throw bales of marijuana at Arizona police during high-speed chase
March 9, 2015 @ 6:45 pm

Foreign drug smugglers with a stash house in Mesa, Ariz. found themselves in a high-speed chase with the Pinal County Sheriff's deputies last week.
Desperate to slow law enforcement on their tails, the criminals at one point begin heaving bales of marijuana from their vehicle while exceeding 100 mph.

Though not seen on the police dash-cam, the criminals were ultimately caught on foot.


Gunmen open fire on Mexican border mayor's convoy
Posted: Monday, March 9, 2015 11:14 am
Christina R. Garza Staff Writer

Matamoros Tamaulipas Mayor Leticia Salazar survived an assassination attempt unharmed Sunday night when her convoy of vehicles was hit by a barrage of bullets Sunday night, according to reports from the Associated Press.
According to reports the attack occurred around 8 p.m. as Salazar traveled in a reinforced bullet (resistant) vehicle, along with two other vehicular escorts down Gonzalez and 21st streets.
Salazar's conservative National Action Party condemned the attack and called on the federal and state government to catch the attackers.
Gerardo Danache, legal advisor for the Chambers of Commerce for both Matamoros and the state of Tamaulipas called the assassination attempt on Salazar an unfortunate incident and a reflection of the violence, Mexico has been facing,
"We condemn these actions because they are against civilized living and request the intervention of the Mexican federal government because the violence in Tamaulipas is out of control and the life of everyone including the mayor is valuable," Danache said.

The Texas Department of Public Safety as advised Spring Breakers not to travel to Matamoros due to drug-related violence.


Comment: does the U.S really want a national police force given the current level of corruption in DC?

Mexico official: 14 police officers arrested for kidnap, extortion
Posted: Monday, March 9, 2015 7:46 am
Associated Press

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican troops have detained 15 federal police officers on charges of kidnapping the owner of a construction company in the northern border city of Matamoros and demanding a $2 million (31 million peso) ransom, a government official said Saturday.
The official with the federal Attorney General's Office said the officers were arrested late Thursday as they prepared to receive the money they had demanded for earlier releasing the businessman.
The official, who agreed to reveal details of the case only if not quoted by name because he wasn't authorized to talk with journalists, said the family had alerted the military to the kidnapping and ransom demand. Soldiers and marines then mounted an operation that led to the arrest, he said.
The federal police officers face charges of kidnapping and extortion, the official said.
The officers are part of a group sent this year to bolster a security operation in Matamoros, which is across from Brownsville, Texas.


Chihuahua mountain crime boss killed in shootout, officials say
By Daniel Borunda / El Paso Times
POSTED: 03/05/2015 11:44:24 PM MST

The suspected leader of a crime group was killed in a shootout with Chihuahua state police Tuesday evening in the mountains in the southwestern corner of the state, officials said Thursday.

Bernardo Portillo Torres, 24, was a suspected in the deaths of three people who were found in a burned pickup in the Urique area. The state attorney general's office said the burned bodies have not been identified but could possibly be three Urique police officers recently abducted by gunmen.

Bernardo and his brother Benito Portillo Torres are suspected of running a drug gang in the mountain region, officials said.

Authorities said Bernardo Portillo was killed in a gun battle that erupted when police tried to stop the brothers and others riding in Ford F-150. Benito Portillo and the others escaped.

In the truck, police found a grenade, two rifles, a 9mm handgun and tactical vests.


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