Thursday, February 21, 2008

More Iraqis with false passports found in Mexico

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The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) extracts and condenses the material that follows from Mexican and Central and South American on-line media sources on a daily basis. You are free to disseminate this information, but we request that you credit NAFBPO as being the provider.

Diario Xalapa (Xalapa, Veracruz/ "O.E.M." nationwide paper chain), El Porvenir (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) 2/21/08

Another two Iraqis with false Bulgarian passports were detected and detained at the airport in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Now, Mexican officials are reportedly investigating "a network that could be made up of Mexicans operating in Greece who are selling false Bulgarian passports for ten thousand dollars to European and Middle Eastern citizens." Last year 28 illegals from Iraq were detected at the airport in Monterrey (El Porvenir said there were 23, seventeen of them in a single event)
The latest two, "Wisam Gorgies", 34 yr. old male, and "Rana Nazar Peyoz", 26 yr. old female, flew from Madrid and said they obtained the false passports in Greece; their aim was to reach the United States.
The two are to be taken to Saltillo, Coahuila, for further determination of their status.

Notiver (Veracruz, Ver.) 2/21/08

When a call came in to the police at Las Choapas, Veracruz, about an attempted murder two officers responded but upon arrival they themselves were met with gunfire. One officer died on the spot . The other, shot on the neck, was in critical condition. Three persons were subsequently arrested; they were identified as ex-policemen now under investigation for drug trafficking and alien smuggling.

Milenio (Mexico City) 2/21/08

Another police officer was murdered, this one with a shotgun in Coyuca de Benitez, state of Guerrero. And the chief of police of Lomas de Chapultepec, in the area of Acapulco, was found wounded by a gunshot near his neck.

La Voz de la Frontera (O.E.M.) (Mexicali, Baja California) 2/21/08

At # 36 & 37, Jalisco Ave., San Luis, Sonora, a search revealed 75 kilos of marihuana, scales, packaging gear, a 12 ga. shotgun and some ammo.

Excelsior (Mexico City) 2/21/08

The state of Chihuahua has now reached 62 murders for the year. Yesterday the owner of a car repair shop was executed by a group of killers on the north side of Chihuahua City. And 50 kilometers to the southwest at General Trias, a 27 year old who'd also been shot was found in a dam.

Novedades de Quintana Roo (Cancun, Q.R.) 2/21/08

Chetumal, Quintana Roo, is just across the border from Belize, in an area many have called Mexico's "forgotten" frontier. Now the director of the Border Police in that area, Mario May Pinzon, says that international smuggling rings are using the area and charging ten thousand dollars per each Cuban or Chinese to take them across the thinly guarded border and then to the Cancun airport for a flight to Miami
using false passports.

Diario 21 (Iguala, Guerrero) 2/21/08

The governor of the state of Guerrero, Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo, acknowledged that the hill country area of the state of Guerrero is Mexico's top producer of poppy and marihuana and that this activity will not decrease as long as the government does not offer realistic development activities to the area inhabitants and that the problem won't go away by means of law enforcement alone.
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