Friday, August 28, 2015



Note:  So what's up in Sonora these days?  The drug war not quite over?  Mostly local interest, south of Douglas, (AP & Cananea)  west to Yuma (SLRC).  

Note:  No photos or other details.

Army seizes arsenal in Cananea
Details Published on Sunday August 23, 2015,
Written by Staff 


A total of fifteen firearms, ten of them of high caliber and hundreds of cartridges were inside an abandoned SUV.
The Mexican Army secured an arsenal which was inside a vehicle, in the Valle del Cobre colony of the municipality of Cananea, .   According to reports of the Secretariat of National Defense, (SEDENA) through a newsletter, they reported that the seizure was Saturday at dawn.
The bulletin indicates that military personnel conducted ground surveys at 05:15 am in the colony Valle del Cobre, Municipality of Cananea, where they detected a black Chevrolet Suburban, which was abandoned.

The military when approaching the truck and looking at it, a 2007 model and within several firearms and tactical vests were visible, so they decided to inspect, three tactical vests, 10 rifles, four handguns, 60 magazines and 3,060 cartridges of different calibers.

Among the seized it emphasizes that six are long guns, AK-47 aka "goat horn" an (A)R-15, a shotgun, and Uzi type submachine gun.

The vehicle was secured and made available to the relevant authorities.


Note:  interesting photo

Woman caught trying to drive weapons load into Mexico
This cache of weapons was discovered in a 2010 Toyota Tacoma driven by a 23-year-old woman.
CBP photo

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:26 pm | Updated: 4:00 pm, Thu Aug 27, 2015.
Nogales International

An Arizona woman was arrested Monday evening at the Mariposa Port of Entry after allegedly trying to smuggle a load of high-powered firearms into Mexico.
The suspect, identified only as a 23-year-old resident of the Phoenix area, was caught with 16 weapons and various ammunition magazines, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.
She was arrested after officers performing outbound inspections at the port selected her 2010 Toyota Tacoma for additional inspection, during which officers located numerous rifles and handguns throughout the vehicle, CBP said.
The officers seized the weapons, magazines and truck and turned the driver over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.


PGR seizes over six kilos of methamphetamine
Details Published on Friday August 21, 2015,
Written by Staff


The synthetic drug was on the premises of a delivery company.
The Attorney General's Office (PGR) opened a preliminary investigation by securing six kilos 173 grams of methamphetamine, from a parcel company in Hermosillo, Sonora.
It derived from a citizen's, personal denunciation to the Criminal Investigation Agency (CIA)  which came to the parcel establishment, located on the Boulevard Garcia Morales, of the colony Quinta Emilia.
There, researchers reviewed various parcels between that found five buckets, which allegedly contained waterproofing, from a sender in the State of Mexico and bound for Mexicali, Baja California.
At the bottom of the buckets were found attached with glue, five packages containing, altogether six kilos 173 grams of "crystal," which was seized.
Given these facts, the Deputy Regional Control, Criminal Proceedings and Amparo (SCRPPA) in its delegation in Sonora, initiated a preliminary investigation


Bus attack,Two dead and leaves a woman with serious wounds
Details Published on Tuesday August 25, 2015,
Written by Staff

San Luis Rio Colorado.

Two people were killed and a woman of 73 years shot in the hip.

Elements of the State Police Investigators investigate to find a subject who took the life of two people and injured one, this occurred around 19:30 hours the day before yesterday inside a passenger bus that circulated the Federal Highway in the stretch leading from San Luis Rio Colorado to Sonoyta.

One of the people who died was identified as Olegario Angulo Meza, who was from the state of Durango and was currently residing at the Papago Ejido, in the municipality of Plutarco Elias Calles.

The other person who ceased to exist in these events is male and at time his identity is unknown.

While the person who was injured by the name of Juana Torres Garcia, 73 years old, suffered a wound caused by a bullet and was transferred aboard a unit of the Red Cross to a hospital for medical care .

According to the first investigations today, the passengers boarded the bus in San Luis Rio Colorado and occupied the seats 13 and 14.

At kilometer 68 a subject, who also boarded the bus in San Luis Rio Colorado, went up to the two and shot them with a gun. One of the bullets hit Juana, injuring her hip.

The assailant off the bus at kilometer 61 to take flight and then the bus driver notified the authorities continued their way to kilometer 6 before reaching Sonoyta, where he stopped and was assisted by federal police personnel .


Note:  not to ignore Rocky Point 

Man murdered in Puerto Penasco
Details Published on Tuesday August 25, 2015,
Written by Staff 

Who was killed identified as Raul Gaxiola Garcia, 54 years old.
A male person died after being attacked with projectiles from firearms by passengers in a suv, which is in it's flight slammed into a pole leaving the vehicle abandoned with several guns inside. Elements of the State Police Investigators are investigating to find those responsible for these acts.
Who was killed identified as Raul Garcia Gaxiola, 54 years old, who was originally from San Blas, Sinaloa and had his home in the San Rafael in this area.
The incident occurred around 13:45  today when the victim circulating in the colony Center in a Chevrolet  Aveo silver gray 2014 model.
When driving down the street Simon Morua and Benito Juarez was he attacked with projectiles from firearms by passengers in a gray van, which then left the area.
Gaxiola Garcia, who suffered several injuries from gunshot wounds, was taken to a hospital in this city that ceased to exist around 16:20 hours, while receiving medical attention.

Meanwhile the attackers fled hitting a pole on the streets Guillermo Prieto and Simon Morua, leaving the vehicle abandoned , this being the gray Jeep Cherokee, model 2005, with Sonora plates.   Inside the van a 9mm pistol and three rifles, two AK-47 and AR-15.


PGR and SEDENA incinerated more than 900 kilos of "pot"
Details Published on Saturday August 22, 2015,
Written by Robin Beltran
Agua Prieta.

It is the result of seizures made in various actions in the Agua Prieta` area.
As part of joint actions undertaken by federal corporations to combat illegal drug trafficking the Attorney General's Office and Secretariat of National Defense held the incineration of nearly a ton of narcotics at noon Friday.
The destruction of 943.8 kilograms of marijuana was made in the field located on the road to Cabullona, ​​near the local airport and the La Calera mine.
It was reported that the drug is linked to several orders of investigation started by the commission of crimes against health and was conducted by the Deputy Regional Control, Criminal Proceedings and Amparo (SCRPPA).
The event was attended, in addition to military and PGR officials, commanders and officers of various corporations and health authorities.


Note:  not to ignore Sinaloa either.

Seize 150 liters of meth
Details Published on Tuesday August 25, 2015,
Written by EXCELSIOR
Mexico DF

During the action a firearm, caliber .223 in Sinaloa was also seized.

Pursuant to a search warrant issued by a federal judge, members of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) seized more than 150 liters of methamphetamine and about seven kilos of crystal in Culiacan, Sinaloa.
The Attorney General's Office (PGR) reported  a firearm, caliber .223, but no detainees were reported secured.

Operating search warrant was conducted in the building located at number 3304 Calle Eutimio B. Gomez, Colonia Guadalupe Victoria  of Culiacan.

As part of an investigation into crimes against health, a search warrant was requested, which was presented by the Federal Seventh Criminal Court Specialized searches,  and interception of communications,  in Mexico City.

During the search, AIC staff managed to secure five drums that contained a brown colored liquid substance with the characteristics of methamphetamine, with an approximate volume of 150 liters altogether.
Four other liquid containers with unknown chemical substance were also found, which together yielded about 78 liters, according to the report of the federal agents.

In the search  three containers with a crystalline substance and grainy white, with the characteristics of the synthetic drug known as crystal, weighing approximately six kilos, 800 grams were found.

The PGR reported that drugs and firearm were available to the prosecutor of the Federation, based in Culiacan, Sinaloa, for the integration of the preliminary investigation of drug crimes against person or persons responsible.


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