Monday, September 12, 2016



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Border Patrol Seizes Weapon Cache, Arrests 4
Release Date: September 9, 2016

OXNARD, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested three men and one woman at an Oxnard residence on Wednesday for their connection in the seizure of 13 high-powered firearms.

This seizure was the culmination of a Border Patrol investigation linked to a Ford F-150 pickup truck that agents suspected was involved in cross-border smuggling activity.

The agents were able to obtain a state search warrant for the residence in Oxnard, where the pickup truck was parked. The agents, along with law enforcement personnel from the Los Angeles, California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team (LA CalMMET), served the warrant and seized 10 AR-15 assault rifles, one semiautomatic centerfire rifle, one shotgun, one .50 caliber rifle, numerous rounds of ammunition and $10,000 in illicit currency.

13 weapons were siezured by Border Patrol
13 powerful weapons were seized by Border Patrol agents.

"By taking these weapons off of the streets and out of the hands of the criminal element, our agents and partners made a tremendous contribution to the safety of our communities on both sides of the border," said Richard A. Barlow, Chief Patrol Agent of the San Diego Sector.

Upon discovering the weapons, agents arrested a 23-year-old woman, a 31-year-old man, a 23-year-old man, and a 35-year-old man, all of whom are Mexican nationals. The 31-year-old man was determined by agents to be illegally in the U.S.

The individuals were detained at a Ventura County jail and are facing charges for violating assault weapons laws. The cases are currently being reviewed by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office.

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance in corridors of egress away from our Nation's borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.


Note: seems as there will not be names? Photos at link.

195 AZ fugitives arrested during "Operation Summer Burn"
Posted: Sep 10, 2016 8:58 AM MST
Updated: Sep 10, 2016 8:58 AM MST
By Phil Benson

Violent career criminals and gang members were targeted by the U.S. Marshals Service in Arizona during a two-month-long crackdown called "Operation Summer Burn."

As many as 195 fugitives were arrested in west Phoenix and central Chandler between July 12 and Sept. 2.

"This effort will assist law enforcement in preventing future crimes associated with a gang's criminal enterprise," the U.S. Marshals Service said.

Two of those arrested were wanted for homicide, 25 for sex offenses and sexual assault, 25 for aggravated assault, 85 for dangerous drug offenses, 16 for robbery, 17 for firearms-related offenses and 22 additional arrests for other violent crimes.

Law enforcement identified 48 of them as being a "member" or an "associate" to a criminal street gang.

In total, 22 firearms were seized, along with15.63 grams of cocaine, 65.79 grams of heroin, 686.44 grams of marijuana, 14.07 grams of methamphetamine and $13,400 in cash.

"Operation Summer Burn 2016 was an enforcement initiative designed to target and reduce gang activity and violent crime in the heart of Phoenix," said U.S. Marshal David Gonzales.
"The arrest of 195 fugitives demonstrates the successful outcome of a focused effort to arrest violent offenders and reduce future crime victims," he added.

Gonzales said organized street gangs continue to be a major problem.

"The U.S. Marshals Service, working with our state and local partners, will continue to make them a high priority in our enforcement efforts," he said.

Operation Summer Burn was a collaborative effort with the Phoenix Police Department, Glendale Police Department, Chandler Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Maricopa County Adult Probation, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Arizona Department of Corrections and Surprise Police Department.


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