Tuesday, December 13, 2016



Note: a busy AZMEX Sunday.

Note; Meanwhile none of those behind the "Fast & Furious" scheme have yet to be brought to justice.
Mexican Lives didn't Matter.

Men sentenced for trying to smuggle ammo into Mexico


McALLEN — A U.S. magistrate sentenced two men earlier this week who pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle ammunition into Mexico, according to court records.

Gerardo Cavazos, 20, of Pharr, and Gerardo Rosales, 20, of Hidalgo, pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempting to export more than 500 rounds of ammunition into Mexico, according to court records.

Officers working the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge detained Rosales during a secondary inspection after they discovered 540 rounds of ammunition in his vehicle, according to the complaint.

"As Rosales exited the vehicle (an officer) immediately noticed a large bulge and inconsistencies with the formation of the floor mats located underneath the driver's seat," according to the criminal complaint. "A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed several boxes of ammunition concealed underneath the floor mat, in the glove compartment and center console of the vehicle."

A total of 27 boxes of ammunition was discovered in Rosales' vehicle: 17 boxes of .308 caliber bullets, and 10 boxes of 7.62x51 caliber bullets, the complaint states.

Rosales told agents he was promised $200 to smuggle the ammunition and was given another $500 to purchase the ammunition, the complaint states. Rosales told agents he paid Cavazos to buy the ammunition at a local sports store in McAllen, the complaint states.

The duo, who were arrested back in July, admitted to Homeland Securities Investigations agents they intended to export the ammunition for unknown associates who worked in the U.S. and Mexico, according to the criminal complaint.

Rosales was sentenced to serve 12 months in federal prison while Cavazos received a sentence of 18 months, according to court records.


Naco teens charged in air cannon drug smuggling
Curt Prendergast 41 min ago


Photos by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

A U.S. Border Patrol agent has a better view from the high ground to watch a stretch of the border fence east of Naco.

Border Patrol agents arrested two teenagers in Naco on Wednesday after an air cannon fired bundles of marijuana over the border fence into the United States.

The teenagers were found with a bundle that weighed 34 pounds and was molded into a cylindrical shape, the Border Patrol said in a news release Friday.
Agents seized the marijuana and referred the teenagers to the Cochise County Attorney for prosecution through Operation Immediate Consequence. They face up to 18 months in prison, the agency said.

In an effort to deter juveniles from getting involved with drug smuggling. Cochise County authorities may prosecute them as adults, the Arizona Republic reported in August.
"Smuggling organizations often take advantage of teens, lying to them about their chances of being prosecuted for their roles in smuggling attempts," Patrol Agent in Charge of the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station Michael Hyatt said in the news release. "In many cases, they do not realize the true consequences of their actions."

In September, authorities found a roughly 10-foot-long air cannon inside a van in Agua Prieta, Mexico, which they believed was used to shoot packages of marijuana into Douglas, Arizona.


Note: Rayon in the boonies, roughly between Hermosillo & Santa Ana.

Seize 7 tons of marijuana and poppy seeds
Details Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016,
Written by Editor / El Diario

The Ministry of National Defense through the Command of the 4 / a. Military Zone, it informs the public, the seizure of 7 tons of marijuana, as well as 965 kg. of marijuana seed and 5.7 kg of poppy seed.
The seizure was made on December 8 when military elements in surveillance patrols in the municipality of Rayon, Sonora; Approximately 15 kilometers to the northwest of said municipality.
The drugs were placed at the disposal of the Federal Public Ministry.
With the support of the Armed Institute and State Police, the Mexican Army and Air Force endorse their commitment to the Mexican people to safeguard and safeguard their welfare, providing security and confidence to the country.


'El Mochomito', son of Alfredo Beltrán Leyva arrested
Details Posted on Saturday December 10, 2016,
Written by Editor / El Diario

The National Security Commission captured Alfredo Beltrán Guzmán, 'El Mochomito', son of Alfredo Beltrán Leyva, and Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán's nephew in Zapopan, Jalisco. Officials at the national security cabinet confirmed that the detention occurred after an operation in Ciudad Granja of the municipality.

An elite group of the Federal Police led the arrest after months of intelligence work ordered by commissioner Renato Sales Heredia.

'El Mochomito' is considered one of the leaders of the Beltrán Leyva cartel, now an enemy of the Sinaloa cartel. Federal officials said the capture is a blow to the criminal group, which is responsible for a wave of violence in Mexico.

'El Mochomito' was arrested in a barbershop, next to his escorts, of four people, before they could use their firearms.


Note: Hwy 2 toward Caborca.

Federal Police arrest five with weapons and drugs in Sonora
By: SUN | 12/11/2016 13:02


The Federal Police in Sonora detained five people carrying large-caliber weapons and marijuana.

Elements assigned to the National Security Commission detected a suspicious vehicle on the Santa Ana - Altar road and asked the driver to stop.

The driver fled and unleashed a chase that stretched for 20 kilometers to where they were stopped, at kilometer 12.

Inside the vehicle the agents found large-caliber weapons and noticed that the driver was carrying a revolver.

The five passengers were arrested and transferred to the agent of the Public Ministry of the Federation.

During the complete inspection of the vehicle were found five long weapons, a handgun, 16 magazines and 330 cartridges and 22 packages made of cinnamon tape with 190 kilos of marijuana.

Two radios and tactical equipment were also found.

The vehicle in which they were detained has a theft report in force at the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Note: a report in Milenio on the past ten years of the drug war. Spanish


Note: 10 arrested in Michoacan with 14 long guns, 8 AR's and 6 AK's and a grenade.
(spanish) http://tribuna.com.mx/nota.php?n=26292


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