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US, Mexican officials: Tijuana drug lord captured ("El Teo")
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/12/10 | Elliot Spagat - ap

Posted on 01/12/2010 12:09:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge

TIJUANA, Mexico – Mexico has captured a kingpin accused of terrorizing his way to the top of a gang fighting for control of key U.S. drug routes — even ordering rivals dissolved in acid. Tuesday's arrest, announced by U.S. and Mexican officials, capped a series of victories in Mexico's U.S.-backed war on narcotics.

Teodoro Garcia Simental, known as "El Teo," was arrested at 5 a.m. (8 a.m. EST; 1300 GMT), said Amy Roderick, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in San Diego, California. She said she had no other details.

A U.S. official and a Mexican law enforcement official said he was captured in La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur state. He is the second alleged major drug lord to be taken down in less than a month by President Felipe Calderon's government.

Neither the U.S. nor the Mexican official was authorized to give a name for publication.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; captured; comingtoyourtown; druglord; elteo; immigration; mexican; mexico; simental; teodorogarcia; tijuana; wod; wot

1 posted on 01/12/2010 12:09:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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Today’s NAFBPO report on South of the border.

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Saturday 1/9/10

El Debate (Sinaloa) 1/8/10

Another journalist falls

A well-respected veteran news reporter for the periodical Zocalo de Saltillo in the state of Coahuila was found executed mob-style with a “cartel message” on his chest. Valentin Valdes Espinosa had been abducted at gunpoint with two other news reporters. The unknown kidnappers took two of the three. [No mention was made of the fate of the other kidnap victim or why the third reporter was not abducted.]


El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 1/8/10

President answers critics

Mexican President Felipe Calderón is irked at those states that discredit the intervention of federal forces in the war against organized crime and blame it as the cause of the violence. ”The government intervenes because there is violence and crime, not the other way around; it’s not that there is violence and crime because the federal government intervenes,” he asserted in a meeting with his diplomatic corps.


La Voz de la Frontera (Mexicali, Baja California) 1/8/10

Unprecedented violence in Tijuana

[The first line sums it up.] Tijuana, Baja California – In a new onslaught by organized crime that in the past few days has made executions a tragic custom, yesterday five people were executed by firearms and no one is arrested.


Cuarto Poder (Chiapas) 1/8/10

Remittances dwindling

In Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas, one of every four families is being affected by the decline in remittances sent by more than 400,000 of the state’s citizens residing in the US. According to sources from the University of Mexico (UNAM), during 2009 the drop in economic aid received by families from their relatives in the US was between 25 and 30 %. Chiapas is among the 15 Mexican states that make up 81% of the recipients of remittances from the US and in the past decade has had a major increase in migrations to the north.


Sunday 1/10/10

El Universal (Mexico City) 1/9/10

Deadly violence prevails in Cd. Juarez

Seventeen people were assassinated between late afternoon Friday and early morning Saturday in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. Among the victims were two decapitated and three women riddled by gunfire during the wave of violence linked to organized crime. The bloody day was one of the most violent in the past few months in the city across the river from El Paso, Texas.


Mexican immigration agents nabbed

Mexican federal police in Cancun, Quintana Roo, arrested 20 Mexican immigration agents assigned to the international airport in the resort city on charges of trafficking in undocumented Chinese. The immigration department (INM) detected the entry of 35 Chinese in November and, in December, intercepted another group arriving from Cuba. Subsequent investigation led to the agents’ arrests.
NOTE: More Chinese being smuggled by way of Mexico:
[South Texas:]Brownsville woman jailed in Chinese immigrant case
KGBT ^ | January 11, 2010

A Brownsville woman and a truck driver from Alabama are behind bars after allegedly trying to smuggle 12 illegal immigrants from China.

Border Patrol agents arrested Stefanie Gonzalez and Jose Hernandez, Jr. on immigrant smuggling charges last week.

Hernandez was driving an 18-wheeler through a Border Patrol checkpoint near Hebbronville on Wednesday.

A criminal complaint shows that an K-9 officer helped agents find 12 illegal immigrants from China hidden in the sleeper area of the big rig.[snip]

Police continue to be targets

A heavily armed group in 10 “luxury” SUVs intercepted a commander of the municipal police of Culiacan, Sinaloa, and three of his officers today as they were on patrol, abducting them and fleeing to parts unknown. [Nothing more was reported.]


El Debate (Sinaloa) 1/9/10

Follow-up on abduction (above)

A later story in El Debate reports that three of the police officers abducted with the police commander have been released. The commander remains missing.


Monday 1/11/10

Cambio de Michoacan (Morelia, Michoacan) 1/10/10

Reynosa deportation report

A non-governmental organization, The Center for Border Studies and Promotion of Human Rights (Cefprodhac) reported that during 2009, it attended to 13,636 people who were “expelled” by US authorities across the border at Reynosa, Tamaulipas. This was a 35% increase over 2008. About 50% of those questioned were day laborers. The article continues with a lengthy statistical review that can be reviewed at and ends with the notation that some 58% of those interviewed expressed an intention to attempt re-entry into the US.


El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 1/10/10

An abduction with a heart

Last Thursday evening, a husband and wife and three other females, including a three-year-old, were abducted from their home in Culiacan, Sinaloa. The next day, Friday, the young child was released unharmed onto the streets of Culiacan. The bodies of the other four members of the family were discovered Sunday, hands and feet tied and dumped near a highway. One of the females was 17. (Family values!!!)


El Universal (Mexico City) 1/10/10

[Op/ed note regarding the risks and burdens of accurate reporting from Mexico.]

Alarming, the situation of journalists in Mexico

Frankly alarming, unreal, the situation that faces journalists in carrying out their work in Mexico. A job, a trade or profession that has become ultra-high risk. No one, except the authorities in charge of guaranteeing the security of a citizenry driven to the limits of cruelty, has managed to impede the wave of executions of the communicators in the country. The abduction and assassination of the reporter Valentin Valdes Espinosa of the periodical Zocalo de Saltillo is one more case of the violence practiced against those who have chosen to inform the community about the happenings of the day. Valdes not only was kidnapped by an armed gang, but also tortured and brutally murdered at close range. A colleague accompanying him was miraculously released. The CNDH [Human rights org.] condemned the crime and revealed a macabre reality: To this date, 58 journalists have lost their lives in our country since 2000.


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2 posted on 01/12/2010 12:13:44 PM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: NormsRevenge


3 posted on 01/12/2010 12:14:04 PM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe the guys who caught him should be called Teo-baggers.

4 posted on 01/12/2010 12:18:31 PM PST by hellbender
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To: NormsRevenge

Good for Mexico. Now, hang him high!

5 posted on 01/12/2010 12:20:05 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Barak Obama: The best thing for the Republican Party since Jimmy Carter.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Im not gonna say it

6 posted on 01/12/2010 12:21:13 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: AuntB
"In Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas, one of every four families is being affected by the decline in remittances sent by more than 400,000 of the state’s citizens residing in the US. According to sources from the University of Mexico (UNAM), during 2009 the drop in economic aid received by families from their relatives in the US was between 25 and 30 %. Chiapas..."

There are several thousand non-Spanish speaking Mexican "immigrants" in California, more than 5,000 in San Francisco alone. The majority speak Maya dialects and the counties where they are clustered have special programs for them.

7 posted on 01/12/2010 12:21:14 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: al baby
Thank you,. Oh Thank you!

freepmail me what you were gonna say. ;-)

I liked Teo-bagger.. but I know you.. lolol

8 posted on 01/12/2010 12:23:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: AuntB

Is this what we have to look forward to?

9 posted on 01/12/2010 12:36:04 PM PST by GranTorino
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To: GranTorino

“Is this what we have to look forward to?”

When the government admits these Mexican cartels are established and running the drugs in 230 US cities, and they’ve taken over the national forests and parks for drug plantations, I’d say, yes, this is exactly what we have to look forward to. When the Dems get their CIR/ASAP amnesty legislation through, it’s going to get worse.

Cartels Fueling Violence In Mexico Take Root In U.S. : NPR

The War Next Door is here....800 miles from the Mexican Border

10 posted on 01/12/2010 12:51:03 PM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Of course it means nothing. Give them a few days and there will be a replacement for the perp.

11 posted on 01/12/2010 1:13:21 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: AuntB
It certainly is welcome news that El Teo has been apprehended.
Out of curiosity, AuntB, when was the last time you've initiated a thread in which the topic was a white American drug pusher? Or are they that scarce? Don't exist perhaps? Or are they just not newsworthy in your estimation?
12 posted on 01/12/2010 1:25:37 PM PST by jla
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ON THE PLUS SIDE In-state tuition bill dead....... a controversial bill that would allow the children of illegals to pay in-state college tuition died for lack of support in the NJ Senate. The Senate postponed a vote last Thursday, which signaled the bill was in trouble. Repub Gov.-elect Christie criticized the bill, suggesting that it’s unlikely to be revived before 2014.

Under the failed bill, students who are "undocumented aliens" would be eligible to pay in-state tuition if they attended a NJ high school for at least three years, graduated or got the equivalent of a diploma and file an affidavit with their college promising to apply to legalize their immigration status as soon as they’re eligible. Eleven states allow in-state tuition for illegal parasites.

BACKSTORY In Nov, the losing Dem incumbent gov sucked up to illegals, promising them in-state tuition and driver's licenses. He had a "Peruvian Pac" endorsing him. Obama's WH team organized super secret latino campaign events for the Dem. To no avail.

The winning Lt Gov candidate---a county sheriff---was lacerated by latinos. She had applied for the federal 287(g) program. Latinos began an allout assault---accusing the Sheriff of "political pandering," for scouting incidents of indictable offenses such as driving under the influence by undocumented immigrants coming into the County jail, and asking about about immigration status, regardless of the offense. The Sheriff insisted she had simply sought to ensure that "illegal criminals" were not unduly released for fear illegals would further harm the ciizenry and the community.

JERSEY IS ID FRAUD CENTRAL July 21, 2006 Two Texans busted in bogus ID operation in NJ. Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, authorities said. The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker.

The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses for any state in the US, passports and resident alien cards, said state police.

Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution. The Drug Interdiction Task Force, regularly runs checks. The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout.

Authorities approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately. The Texas brothers consented to a search. Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs. All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street. Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 Social Security cards.

13 posted on 01/12/2010 1:44:19 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

El Teo

thanks for the ping Liz.

14 posted on 01/12/2010 8:06:05 PM PST by Cindy
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Mexico Opens New Year With 69 Drug Murders in One Day

Tuesday, January 12, 2010,2933,582855,00.html

Ciudad Jaurez has been named THE MOST VIOLENT CITY IN THE WORLD

Bloody weekend in Mexico; Cd. Juarez most violent city in the world!

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 08:22 AM PST

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El Universal (Mexico City) 1/11/10

The bloodiest day

Last Sunday was recorded as the “most bloody day” so far in the cartel wars, with at least 69 organized crime assassinations reported in nine Mexican states. This record for one day surpasses the previous one set last August 17 during which 57 were killed. So far in 2010, there have been 238 organized crime related murders. As usual, Ciudad Juarez in the state of Chihuahua led the nation in the killing spree, contributing 26 of the murders.


Ciudad Juarez, world class violence

**********It’s official. Cd. Juarez is the world’s most violent city, according to figures issued********** by the non-governmental organization Citizen Council for Public Security. During 2009, the city averaged 191 homicides for each 100,000 inhabitants, placing it above such other high-crime cities as New Orleans, Medellin and Cape Town. The president of the council said the figures show that the federal government’s operations in the drug war have failed. [This story was repeated in nearly all the other major newspapers with the notable exception of the three in Cd. Juarez.]


Busy weekend

Nine people were victims of murders related to organized crime in Tijuana, Baja California over the past weekend. One of those killed was a state police officer. Six people were murdered in the neighboring state of Sonora.


El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 1/11/10

The Mexican Army arrested a group of six men in Nogales, Sonora, who were armed with grenades and rifles and riding in an armored vehicle with tactical uniforms of the Mexican federal Department of Justice (PGR). The Army seized 2 grenades, 8 rifles, clips, ammo, and three vehicles. [No explanation where the other two vehicles came from.]


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15 posted on 01/13/2010 6:58:29 AM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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You should move to Detroit. Preferably at an address in the city proper. Then you would be amongst good, law abiding, God fearing, legal citizens, and not have to worry about those filthy Mexicans.

16 posted on 01/13/2010 8:12:17 AM PST by jla
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17 posted on 01/13/2010 10:12:55 AM PST by mkjessup (Johnny Cash - "Lies have to be covered up, TRUTH can run around naked" (The Farmer's Almanac 1991))
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One down and one million to go!!

18 posted on 01/13/2010 12:14:13 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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