Thursday, March 3, 2016



Note: More on the earlier story.

Money transfers prompt terrorism, human trafficking concerns on Arizona border
KTAR.COM | March 2, 2016 @ 1:09 pm

PHOENIX — Money being sent from the Middle East to two Mexican cities is prompting concerns of terrorism and human trafficking in Arizona.

Investigators began searching for links between the Middle East and the Arizona-Mexico border after six Middle Eastern men were arrested crossing the border in November. Agents ran background checks on all the men and no "derogatory information" was found.

Investigators found suspicious wire transfers sent from people with Middle Eastern names and from countries in the Middle East and Africa to two cities in Mexico: Tapachula and Nogales.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office said Tapachula received the most money from a sender with a Middle Eastern connection. The city in southern Mexico is a hub of human smuggling for migrants.

Nogales, located on the border of Arizona and Mexico, received the second-most amount of money.

Brnovich said he is worried that people with "ill intentions" may try to cross the border from Mexico into Arizona.

"Is it because they are being smuggled from the Middle East into the United States? Is it because maybe there are terrorism organizations that involved, either in funding or the human-trafficking trade?"

Brnovich said his office is working with the U.S. attorney general to figure out why money is being sent from the Middle East to Mexico. He said one of the most important parts of any investigation is to figure out the basics of funding: Who is sending money to whom and how often.

"For us to effectively be able to look at where money is coming from and being sent to is so important as a tool for law enforcement," he said.

Brnovich said the investigation is still underway.

Gov. Doug Ducey said he is unaware of the investigation but works closely with Brnovich's office when necessary.


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CBP Commissioner tells Border Patrol Agents to find another job
<> on July 9, 2009 in Washington, DC.
In a recent Washington Times article, CBP Commissioner Kerlikowske was quoted as saying "Mr. Judd and fellow agents who object to Mr. Obama's policies should usher themselves out of their jobs".

Well thank you Mr. Commissioner but we have a right in this country to disagree with polices that will harm our country. We have a right to disagree and speak out when we feel your political correct agenda will harm innocent Americans.

NBPC followed up with an internet post countering the Commissioner's statements. (see below)

But the Commissioner's statements go further then just bashing Union Officials. It gives a clear signal that political agendas will supersede border security and CBP will continue to try and steam roll over anyone who gets in their way.

Washington Times article


NBPC Calls Out CBP Commissioner for Failed Leadership
Published: Tuesday, 01 March 2016 21:45
Kerlikowske's see-something-say-nothing approach weakens border security

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil R. Kerlikowske presented testimony before the House Appropriations Committee that was riddled with half-truths and included at least one outright lie.

"Border Patrol agents do not turn every individual we arrest over to ICE," said Brandon Judd, NBPC president. "Under the Prosecutorial Discretion guidelines, we walk a great many illegal aliens out our front door without them even being interviewed by ICE. In these cases we don't even refer these individuals via a notice to appear to see a judge, the lawful proceeding that allows a person to show cause for why they should be allowed to remain. We simply let them go and pretend they were never in our custody."

Judd added: "The commissioner and I have serious disagreements on border security. He believes that amnesty programs like DAPA, DACA and 'catch and release' are the right approach. However, what we have seen is that these programs are only adding to the crisis, as illegal immigrants believe they are going to be allowed to stay."

"The commissioner called into question my comments about the border. But if the NBPC isn't a reliable source, why doesn't the commissioner dispute my facts with truth? He can't, because the truth doesn't fit his narrative. I respect the commissioner, but I believe we are on the wrong path when it comes to protecting our borders. The public would benefit a great deal from a forum featuring Commissioner Kerlikowske and myself. It would help the public to hear about our two vastly different approaches. I am available to participate anytime and at any place convenient for the commissioner."

When faced with tough questioning at the hearing about low morale in his agency, the commissioner showed his true colors and truly poor managerial style by saying, in effect: If they don't like it, they should quit! In my view, his response was straight out of the "How to be a Bully" textbook.

Moreover, said Judd, "Not only do I have the right to question the commissioner, I have a responsibility to all agents as well as the American public I'm sworn to protect. Unfortunately, 'superiors' like Commissioner Kerlikowske are not held accountable for their words or actions. Agents nationwide consider CBP the No-Accountability agency and things will never change if politically minded and agenda-driven persons like Kerlikowske continue to occupy such high posts."

Judd told Congress that we were seeing a new surge of unaccompanied minors and family units into the Rio Grande Valley. Kerlikowske stated that was not the case. In fact 2015 exceeded the previous record high numbers of 2014. We were right, but it was contradictory to the story they have been trying to sell the American people."

"We have seen this sideshow time and time again," Judd said. "When the administration wants to change the subject they look for a distraction. Criticizing my comments would be more interesting if the commissioner offered facts that refuted what I have said. He did not, because once the monthly stats are released the public will see that the border is an increasingly volatile, dangerous place controlled by violent international drug cartels."


Fewer Agents Projected to Patrol Border
Posted: Mar 01, 2016 5:56 PM MST
Updated: Mar 01, 2016 5:56 PM MST

WESLACO – The federal government will have fewer agents patrolling the border by next fiscal year.

It's under the proposed budget released by the Department of Homeland Security. The agency is budgeting for 300 fewer agents in 2017 than they did for this fiscal year.

Since September, Border Patrol agents have been catching more unaccompanied children and families at the border.

"One, we have people turning themselves in at unprecedented rates. Then we have the people that are always coming in illegally," National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 Vice President Chris Cabrera said. "Then we have the drug flow that's coming north and the money that's going south and guns that are going south. And to cut jobs at a time like this is a recipe for disaster."

For the 2017 fiscal year, Border Patrol plans to field a little more than 21,000 agents. By its projections, the agency pays $181,000 per year in operational costs for each agent.


Note: "began in September, 2014"

Posted: Mar 02, 2016 3:27 PM MST
Updated: Mar 02, 2016 3:27 PM MST
7 members of alleged southern Arizona drug trafficking organization arrested Wednesday
Written By News 4 Tucson Staff

TUCSON- Seven members of an alleged southern Arizona drug trafficking organization were arrested Wednesday as part of a 28-count indictment from the Arizona Attorney General's Office, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

The DEA says the Erick Erives Organization is alleged to have been involved in moving drug loads and running stash houses in southern Arizona, along with allegations of money laundering and fraud.

The leader of the organization, 29-year-old Erick Erives, is accused of running the organization in Tucson, Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Huachuca City and Naco.

"Drug traffickers cannot conceal their illegal activity in our small towns in an effort to evade law enforcement," said Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman.

The DEA says the investigation into the Erick Erives Organization began in September, 2014.
During the investigation, the DEA seized nearly 1,600 pounds of marijuana, approximately a half of pound of heroin, mushrooms and MDMA.

"HSI will continue working with our local, state and federal partners to ensure that those who're allegedly engaged in smuggling large quantities of contraband into the United States are brought to justice," said Matthew C. Allen, Special Agent in Charge of HSI Phoenix. "These arrests and seizures demonstrate what can be accomplished when law enforcement agencies pool their resources, intelligence an expertise to attack and dismantle criminal organizations involved in illicit activities that pose a significant public safety threat."

The other members of the organization arrested Wednesday were:

28-year-old Sorina N. Morales of Tucson
20-year-old Patrick J. Bramwell of Sierra Vista
22-year-old Cody D. Avery of Sierra Vista
21-year-old Mercedes V. Anello of Huachuca City
26-year-old Francisco Chavez-Bustamonte of Sierra Vista
54-year-old Lorenzo Cordova-Bustamante of Sierra Vista.


Note: "Hikers"

MCSO searching for missing hikers in southern AZ near border
Posted: Mar 02, 2016 6:07 PM MST
Updated: Mar 02, 2016 6:20 PM MST
By Catherine HollandCONNECT

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is searching for three hikers near the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range in southern Arizona near the border with Mexico.

MCSO received the call at about 3:15 p.m. and has been in intermittent contact with one of the group members all afternoon.

The hikers are believed to be in the desert south of Interstate 8 between mileposts 104 and 108.

It's not clear how long the group has been out there or what they are doing.

A Border Patrol unit based in Ajo is assisting with the search.

The military uses BMGR for air-to-ground bombing practice by pilots flying out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Luke Air Force Base, Tucson Air National Guard Base and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

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Next two mostly computer english.

Increasing number of executions in February
Details Published on Wednesday March 2, 2016,
Written by Special

CD. Of Mexico.

A total of 789 murders related to organized crime in our country were recorded.
In February, 789 people died in organized crime-related attacks, this represents an increase of 10.6 percent compared to cases recorded in January, when MILLENNIUM counted 713 victims.

In addition, last month an average of 27 daily deaths was presented, while in 2015 the average was at 20 murders per day.
The month just ended will be remembered by the brawl in the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, where 49 prisoners died as a result of a dispute between groups led by Jorge Ivan Hernandez Cantu, el Credo, and John Pedro Saldivar, El Z-27.

Guerrero, the most violent.
Regarding the first two months of 2016, drug cartels have perpetrated 1,502 murders, this represents an increase of 123 crimes compared to the same period last year.
Guerrero again placed as the most violent state in the country with 138 deaths in February.
In that sense, the second bloodiest period for that entity since January 2007. In just two months 280 people have died at the hands of organized crime.
The most striking facts in the coastal entity were filed on Feb. 8, when three people were slaughtered located in the municipality of Arcelia. According to ministerial reports, the attackers entered the homes of each of the victims where they were beaten and subsequently taken to the streets to be decapitated.


Note: Let's not forget about Columbia. Provided to the marxist ELN by the Obama regime?

Network dismantled in Medellin selling US weapons to guerrillas of the ELN
Organizacion Editorial Mexicana
February 27, 2016

Medellin, Colombian police dismantled Colombia.- in the city of Medellin a network of arms trafficking from the United States that were sold to guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN), reported that institution.

In the operation, performed in a building of the Bethlehem district by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Dijin), were arrested four people and seized 44 firearms, police said in a statement.

"These weapons were to be directed to the war front Dario de Jesus Ramirez Castro ELN that offends in eastern Antioquia and southern Bolivar department," explained the director of the Dijin, Colonel Luis Humberto Poveda .

Authorities seized a rifle, two submachine guns, 24 shotguns, 11 handguns, 6 pistols, 93 suppliers for different weapons and ammunition of different calibers.

Poveda said this arsenal, which entered the country by sea in the municipality of Buenaventura, would be used for "extortions, drug trafficking and illegal mining."

According to research, the ELN acquired weapons and materiel, which, besides the United States came from other countries North America unspecified and entered Colombia Buenaventura and Puerto Colombia (north), after making "transfers" financial or an "exchange" by narcotics.

Meanwhile, the police commander of Antioquia, Colonel Wilson Pardo revealed that in the house where the finding was made work a 'armory "and were arrested four people, three men and a woman.

"They are being investigated for having alliances with terrorist groups like the ELN," Pardo said.

The detainees will be prosecuted on charges of "trade, trafficking and possession of weapons," he said. EFE
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