29 de junio de 2017

NARCO Su gran temor, el olfato de los perros

At Nogales roundtable, feds hear complaints about border agencies
At Nogales roundtable, feds hear complaints about border agencies
At Nogales roundtable, feds hear complaints about border agencies
Resultado de imagen para departamento de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP por sus siglas en inglés).

San Luis, Ariz.– Tres individuos se encuentran detenidos como presuntos narcotraficantes, luego de que intentaron cruzar diversas cantidades de metanfetamina por la garita sanluisina en tres incidentes diferentes que ocurrieron el pasado fin de semana. Entre los tres casos, la carga de metanfetamina más grande, cerca 35 libras del narcótico, fue decomisado el sábado de una camioneta marca GMC, conducida por un hombre de ciudadanía mexicana, de 35 años de edad, dio a conocer el Departamento de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP por sus siglas en inglés). 

 Al intentar cruzar la frontera de México a San Luis, Ariz., conductor no identificado fue parado por oficiales de CBP, debido a que un canino antinarcótico alerto a los oficiales a la presencia de drogas. Durante una revisión del área trasero del vehículo los oficiales encontraron la metanfetamina del valor de cerca 104,000 dólares, según un comunicado de prensa emitido por CBP. Despues, el domingo fue decomisada más de 30 libras de metanfetamina oculta dentro de un vehículo marca Ford, el que una mujer no identificada conducía del lado mexicano a la garita de San Luis, de acuerdo al boletín. 

 Debido a la alerta de un canino, oficiales encontraron oculta en los asientos traseros del vehiculo, la metanfetamina del valor de más de 91,000 dólares, de acuerdo a CBP. La mujer, residente de Phoenix de 38 años de edad, fue detenida. El pasado viernes, un hombre residente de Visalia, California, de 24 años de edad, fue detenido luego de que oficiales encontraron atada a sus piernas metanfetamina de cantidad de más de dos libras y del valor de 6,200 dólares, según CBP.

En la foto se ve atada metanfetamina a las piernas de un presunto narcotraficante detenido  en la garita de San Luis, Ariz

 El hombre intentaba cruzar a pie por los carriles peatonales de la garita en el momento que un canino detectó el olor de narcóticos y alertó a oficiales, según CBP. Todos los tres presuntos narcotraficantes fueron turandos al Departamento de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE).


Arrestan a 14 narcos y decomisan media tonelada de mariguana y 

Pot bust

Nogales.-  Federal authorities seized 1,100 pounds of marijuana and arrested 14 people during a combined ground and air operation near Nogales on Monday. The incident began when Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station were patrolling State Route 82 and spotted a suspicious Ford panel van headed east from Nogales, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release. When the van stopped stopped at an intersection, the driver and a passenger jumped out and ran before being apprehended a short distance away. 

Agents then discovered dozens of large marijuana bundles in the vehicle’s cargo area. The load was valued at approximately $600,000. Meanwhile, two helicopters from CBP’s Air and Marine Operations (AMO) – one with agents from the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) on board – responded to the area to search for possible accomplices, the news release said.

During that search, aircrew members spotted a group of 12 suspects walking south away from the highway. “BORTAC agents fast-roped from the helicopter and pursued the group of suspects on foot while the other AMO aircrew guided Nogales agents on all-terrain vehicles to a rendezvous point,” the CBP news release said.

“The two teams then closed in and apprehend all 12 suspects.” While processing the suspects and marijuana back at the Nogales Station, agents learned they were all Mexican nationals who were in the country illegally. Four are now being charged for criminal immigration violations following previous removals, while the remaining eight are being processed for expedited removal from the United States, CBP said. 

 The two suspects traveling in the Ford van – both U.S. citizens – are facing federal drug smuggling charges. “Specialized operations units like BORTAC allow the Border Patrol to meet threats head on,” said Jiggs Rawls, the Border Patrol’s patrol agent in charge of special operations. “Using dynamic deployment methods, like fast-roping, to surprise and overwhelm the criminal element gives our agents the upper hand.”

 Mitch Pribble, CBP’s air branch director in Tucson added: “This is a good example of how the concept of integration serves Customs and Border Protection and, more importantly, the larger public as well. I am proud of the job our guys did.” 


                          Sentencian a un año a cruzador de dinero 

 Jamie Retamoza Valdez

Nogales.- A Mexican man caught while trying to drive a cash load across the border five years ago was sentenced at Santa Cruz County Superior Court to a year in prison after fleeing to Mexico and then being arrested upon returning to the United States to work. Jaime Retamoza Valdez, 48, of Guasave, Sinaloa, was sentenced June 12 after pleading guilty to second-degree money laundering, a Class 3 felony. Judge Thomas Fink gave him credit for 134 days already served. 

 The case file shows that on June 28, 2012, Retamoza was pulled over by a Nogales Police Department officer near Kilometer 4 on Interstate 19, presumably due to the dark tinting on the driver’s side door of the 2001 Nissan Frontier he was driving.

 Retamoza, who the officer thought was acting unusually nervously, reportedly acknowledged having $2,385 on his person, but denied having any more money in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle with a police dog, however, turned up an additional stash of cash hidden in nine jars of lotion in the cab of the truck. The hidden cash totaled approximately $48,000.

 During a pre-sentence interview, Retamoza told a probation officer that he was trying to transport the money to Guasave, and he expected to be paid $500 for the job. However, he said, once he lost the cash, he and his family started having problems with the people who hired him for the crime. They wanted him to pay them back, and so he gave them a car and his father gave them a solar panel as appeasement. 

 He said he posted bond after his arrest in 2012 and fled back to Mexico. But then he entered the United States illegally – taking 12 days to travel from Cananea, Sonora to Sahuarita after being abandoned by his guide – and went to Tucson to work at a seafood restaurant. “I barely had two weeks in Tucson when I was detained,” he told the probation officer, explaining that he was arrested for the outstanding offense in Nogales after a police officer stopped him for speeding on his way to Walmart.


Bajan una mula de 58 años de un shuttle con un kilo de heroina pegada a su cuerpo 

Drugs found during body search. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

BP agents find heroin concealed in woman’s groin

NOGALES, AZ - Border Patrol agents with the Nogales Station discovered more than two pounds of heroin worth an estimated $35,000 concealed on a woman. The incident happened at the I-19 immigration checkpoint on Wednesday, June 28. 

Agents conducted an immigration inspection on a commercial shuttle bus, when a 58-year-old woman was pulled for a secondary search. According to a release, a female BP agent conducted the body search on the woman and found the heroin concealed in the woman's groin area. The woman was arrested for narcotics smuggling, according to the new release. 

She has been turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further processing.