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  • [Mexico:]Gunman wounded, kidnapping victims rescued in Reynosa shootout

    10/04/2012 2:36:26 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KGBT ^ | 10/04/12 | Sergio Chapa
    Authorities have confirmed that one gunman has been wounded and that five kidnapping victims have been rescued following a Wednesday afternoon shootout in a busy downtown Reynosa shopping district. Mexico's Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) confirmed that a shootout took place in the "peatonal" or "pedestrian shopping area" of downtown Reynosa on Wednesday afternoon. SEDENA officials reported that soldiers were in the area when they came under fire from an unknown number of men. Reynosa residents reported the gunfire on the social media network Twitter. SEDENA officials reported that shootout ended with one gunman being wounded and five alleged kidnapping...
  • Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah Financier Detained [Wassim el Abd Fadel]

    01/24/2013 4:30:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    INFOSUR ^ | 24/01/2013 | By Marta Escurra for
    "Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah financier detained Wassim el Abd Fadel, a Lebanese with Paraguayan citizenship, faces human trafficking and narco-terrorism charges."  SNIPPET: "ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – Wassim el Abd Fadel is behind bars inside Tacumbú prison in Asunción, Paraguay, as he awaits trial on human trafficking, money laundering and narco-trafficking charges. But Paraguayan authorities suspect the Lebanese with Paraguayan citizenship’s involvement in crime is much greater, which is why he’s being investigated for financing the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Fadel, 31, was arrested on Dec. 21 in Ciudad del Este, which is on the border shared by Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, about...
  • THE BIG STORY: Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants

    12/12/2012 11:08:12 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 12/12/12
    MADRID (AP) Spanish authorities say they have arrested a Panamanian woman arriving at Barcelona airport with 1.38 kilograms (3 pounds) of cocaine concealed in breast implants. The Interior Ministry said Wednesday that border police noticed fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on her chest as well as pale patches beneath her skin.
  • Thank You for (Pot) Smoking

    10/20/2010 1:20:53 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2010 | By Robin of Berkeley
    I spend a chunk of my week as a Berkeley psychotherapist trying to convince clients to lay off the illicit substances. The State of California is making my job that much harder. There's a proposition on the November ballot to legalize marijuana for residents over 21. Now, is this really the direction that the state should be heading in? California's economy is in tatters. We host the biggest share of the country's illegal aliens, and we have 32% of the nation's welfare caseload on our books. What else: a decaying infrastructure, substandard schools, and burgeoning crime. To add insult to...
  • Barack Obama "dabbled" in Cocaine

    09/18/2010 8:43:37 PM PDT · by sjneuf · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/03/07 | Lois Ramano
    Remember this? Somehow, it didn't disqualify theWON for POTUS. In fact, it didn't even seem to affect his image at the time he made it public.
  • Caernarfon Man On Drug Charge After MI6 Parcel Arrest

    08/02/2010 12:39:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 3+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2 August 2010 Last updated at 02:16 ET | N/A
    SNIPPET: "Aly Akbar Khan, 52, is due at Caernarfon Magistrates' Court in Gwynedd, charged with possessing class A drugs with intent to supply. Mr Khan, of Caernarfon, and a 21-year-old man, were arrested on Friday after the parcels were found. The second man has been released on bail pending further inquiries." SNIPPET: "The men were arrested under Section 4 of the Explosives Act after a suspicious package was found at the MI6 building in Vauxhall on Wednesday, and a second was found at a sorting office in south London on Thursday."
  • Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation Gang Member Sentenced to 210 Months...

    03/31/2010 1:11:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 606+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation Gang Member Sentenced to 210 Months in Prison for His Role in Drug Conspiracy WASHINGTONAlmighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN) member John Guzman, 31, of Big Spring, Texas, was sentenced today to 210 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks for the Northern District of Texas. Guzman pleaded guilty to a superseding indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent...

    03/14/2010 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 50 replies · 2,182+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Travel Warning United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 This information is current as of today, Sun Mar 14 2010 15:23:05 GMT-0700 (PDT). MEXICO March 14, 2010 The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and living in Mexico of concerns about the security situation in Mexico, and that it has authorized the departure of the dependents of U.S. government personnel from U.S. consulates in the Northern Mexican border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros until...
  • Canadians slain in Mexico tied to drug trade: police

    09/30/2009 12:49:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 658+ views
    (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) - Canada - THE CANADIAN PRESS ^ | Last Updated: Monday, September 28, 2009 | 9:56 PM ET | n/a
    Note: Photo included. "2 Canadians slain in Mexico tied to drug trade: police 3 gunmen believed responsible for shootings" Last Updated: Monday, September 28, 2009 | 9:56 PM ET The Associated Press SNIPPET: "Gang investigators in British Columbia say two men gunned down in Mexico were involved in the drug trade, and had been on the radar of gang investigators before they were found shot to death in a Puerto Vallarta condo complex."
  • Alleged Afghan Narcotics Trafficker Ordered Detained Pending Trial on U.S. Drug Charges

    06/30/2009 9:47:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 236+ views
    US DOJ.GOV/opa - Press Release ^ | June 29, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Alleged Afghan Narcotics Trafficker Ordered Detained Pending Trial on U.S. Drug Charges Haji Bagcho, aka Haji Bagh Chagul, an Afghan national, was ordered detained today by Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia while he awaits trial on U.S. narcotics charges. Bagcho was charged in a two-count indictment unsealed June 24, 2009, with one count of conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin knowing and intending that it would be imported into the United States and one count of distribution of one kilogram or...
  • Naked Man Vanadlizes Church, Splatters HIV-Positive Blood Inside

    06/07/2009 7:30:00 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 35 replies · 1,829+ views
    KOMO TV, Seattle ^ | 6/7/09 | Joel Moreno, KOMO TV
    Services were moved to the parking lot of a Rainier Beach church after a naked man smashed through a window Saturday, spattering HIV-positive blood inside and leaving a trail of destruction through the house of worship. Officials believe the 46-year-old suspect was high on PCP during his unholy rampage through the Unity Church of God in Christ - and now the church interior is considered a bio-hazard because of the tainted blood inside.
  • Obama Administration Announces National Strategy to Reduce Drug Trafficking,,,

    06/05/2009 4:30:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 526+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Obama Administration Announces National Strategy to Reduce Drug Trafficking and Flow of Bulk Cash and Weapons Across Southwest Border Today, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Department of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano, and Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske released President Obamas strategy to stem the flow of illegal drugs and their illicit proceeds across the Southwest border and reduce associated crime and violence in the region. The National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy directs federal agencies to increase coordination and information sharing with state and local law enforcement agencies, intensifies national...
  • Man jailed for shining laser at landing plane

    05/28/2009 8:02:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,254+ views
    BELFAST ^ | Thursday, 28 May 2009 | n/a
    A man was jailed today for shining a laser at a passenger plane preparing to land. Hossein Hosseiny briefly illuminated the cockpit of the Dublin to Cardiff aircraft which was carrying 52 people on board on the evening of March 8. The pilot said the actions of the 21-year-old father-to-be from the Countisbury Avenue area of Llanrumney, Cardiff, caused a "momentary loss of concentration" during his approach to the runway due to a "dazzling green light". The incident was reported immediately by the pilot to air traffic control and Hosseiny, a failed asylum seeker from Afghanistan, was arrested soon after...
  • FBI: Texas drug cell trains on own ranch

    05/20/2009 4:31:11 AM PDT · by cbkaty · 29 replies · 9,095+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 19, 2009, 7:53PM | DANE SCHILLER
    FBI is advising law enforcement officers across the country that a Texas cell of Los Zetas an increasingly powerful arm of the Mexican Gulf Cartel drug trafficking syndicate has acquired a secluded ranch where it trains its members to neutralize competitors in the United States.
  • Mexico nabs Zeta gang leader in Matamoros

    04/30/2009 3:22:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 1,291+ views
    The Monitor/AP ^ | April 29, 2009
    Man is one of Mexico's 24 most-wanted drug traffickers MEXICO CITY Mexican police on Wednesday arrested suspected Zeta gang leader Gregorio Sauceda Gamboa, one of Mexico's 24 most-wanted drug traffickers. Sauceda Gamboa appears on a list of 24 alleged drug traffickers published by prosecutors in March. Authorities have offered rewards of up to $2.1 million for each suspect. Together with a list of 13 lower-ranking drug suspects, the group covers Mexico's most powerful cartel operators. With Sauceda Gamboa's arrest Wednesday at a home in the border city of Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville, Texas, authorities have arrested five...
  • ICE deports former drug cartel top lieutenant to Mexico

    04/11/2009 1:28:04 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 495+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: April 10, 2009 ICE deports former drug cartel top lieutenant to Mexico Criminal alien was wanted in Mexico for organized crime and drug charges EL PASO, Texas - A former high-ranking member of the Gulf Cartel criminal drug organization, who was wanted in Mexico for organized crime and drug-related activity, was deported Friday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. Jos Manuel Garza Rendon, 56, was transferred to Mexican authorities in the morning April 10 at the middle of the Stanton Street Bridge at the El Paso Port of Entry. He...
  • Mexico's drug lords look south to Peru

    03/26/2009 10:37:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 442+ views ^ | March 25, 2009 | Chris Kraul
    A recent surge in arrests and cocaine seizures in Peru points to an increased presence of Mexican drug cartels, counter-narcotics officials say. The cartels have also contributed to more drug-related violence in Peruvian cities, ports and in remote valleys in this Andean country where coca, cocaine's base material, is grown, the officials say. Peruvian claims of Mexican cartels expanding echo those by officials in other Latin American countries, from Honduras to Argentina, where Mexican gangs have supplanted once-powerful Colombian cartels as kings of the illicit-drug underworld. .... That Mexican drug lords are sending emissaries here is no surprise to Hidalgo...
  • Homeland Security Considers Using Guard Along U.S.-Mexico Border

    03/24/2009 4:54:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 759+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke, USAF
    WASHINGTON, March 24, 2009 The Department of Homeland Security is still considering the use of National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexico border, along with several other initiatives, the DHS secretary said in a White House press briefing today. This issue requires immediate action, Janet Napolitano said. We are guided by two very clear objectives. First, we are going to do everything we can to prevent the violence in Mexico from spilling over across the border. And second, we will do all in our power to help President [Felipe] Caldern crack down on these drug cartels in Mexico. Napolitano...
  • Hezbollah: Narco-Islamism

    03/24/2009 12:15:53 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 413+ views
    WASHINGTON ^ | March 22, 2009 | By Matthew Levitt
    Earlier this month, the United Kingdom announced that it is reopening dialogue with the political wing of Hezbollah. Unlike the United States, the United Kingdom has only banned Hezbollah's terrorist (External Security Organization) and military wings. The ban on the terrorist wing came in 2000, while the ban on the military wing only came in June 2008 in response to Hezbollah's "providing active support to militants in Iraq who are responsible for attacks both on coalition forces and on Iraqi civilians, including providing training in the use of deadly roadside bombs," for plots to kidnap British security workers in Iraq,...
  • Border mayors insist drug violence is not spilling over

    03/10/2009 6:36:26 AM PDT · by laotzu · 35 replies · 2,268+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 3/10/09 | Gary Scharrer
    AUSTIN Mexican drug cartel violence is not spilling into Texas, several frustrated border mayors told a state legislative committee Monday in an effort to dispel public perceptions that their communities are under siege. For me to believe that our cities are so endangered by all this violence that we need to send the military to the border is a knee-jerk reaction, McAllen Mayor Richard Cortez told the House Border and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. Cortez, mayor for 19 years, said his daughter in San Antonio recently called to express apprehension about his re-election because of fears he might become an...