Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Public Opinion Poll in Mexico: 59.6% Fear Being Victims of Armed Robbery

Public Opinion Poll in Mexico: 59.6% Fear Being Victims of Armed Robbery
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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.

Frontera (Tijuana, Baja Calif.) 2/26/08

A public opinion poll of Mexican citizens was recently conducted for the "Mexico United against Crime" organization by the Mitofsky Consultants. A press conference revealed these results:
- 59.6% fear being victims of armed street robberies
- 55.5% fear being victims of kidnapping
- 83.2% approve of using the military in operations against organized crime
But only 40.3 % would testify if they witnessed a criminal act.
The poll was conducted by personal interviews in 100 "electoral sections" throughout Mexico.

La Voz de la Frontera (Mexicali, Baja Calif.) 2/26/08

One man was arrested and 603(plus) kilos of marihuana were seized yesterday by Mex. military on Fresno St. (no number shown), Colonia Obrera, Tijuana.
And another two tons of weed were found unguarded & were reported destroyed by Mex. military in the area of Pueblo Nuevo, Durango.

El Heraldo (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) 2/26/08

Yesterday U.S. Coast Guard & Honduran navy units - not otherwise identified - captured a Honduran fishing vessel aboard which were 36 sacks of cocaine weighing nine hundred kilos. The crew: four Hondurans and three Colombians. The boat was found some 60 miles off the eastern end of the Honduran coast.

Diario de Yucatan (Merida, Yucatan) 2/26/08

"A wave of executions among "narcoretailers" "
Confrontations between rival groups of drug traffickers resulted in eight executions in three states of Mexico. One, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, was killed with "more than" forty shots to the head and body. Twenty minutes later, a bit more to the south by the airport, a 25 yr. old was riddled in an SUV. And in Palomas, 150 kms. west of Juarez (and right across from Columbus, NM) another man was shot to death and two others in the same vehicle were wounded; then, in Meoqui (just north of Delicias, Chih.) yet one more victim fell to 9 mm. gunfire while riding in town.
In Rio Verde, San Luis Potosi, officials reported the finding of 2 gagged, blindfolded, dead victims with messages left on them from the Gulf Cartel.
And, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, two more druggers were executed in a lot by a group of thugs.

El Debate (Culiacan, Sinaloa) 2/26/08

The Baja California state attorney's office reported that human remains were found in a barrel into which caustic soda had been added. The blood stained blue barrel was found under a bridge on a highway at Km.28, Playas de Rosarito, Baja Calif.

Diario (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) 2/26/08

1. Twelve Juarez police officers flunked a recent "anti-doping" test and proved positive for cocaine usage. One other came up positive for methamphetamine. Reportedly they are being fired.

2. Yesterday morning a man collecting aluminum cans along a highway in the area of Parral, Chihuahua, came upon yet another execution victim. This one was "wrapped" and had multiple abrasions and bruises on his head, face, torso and extremities. He'd also been suffocated.

El Informador (Guadalajara, Jalisco) 2/26/08

On Feb. 5th, Juan Enrique Munoz got our of his car to change a flat and was then shot on his right buttock by someone in a passing car. He had to have a colostomy and was in Guadalajara, resting at home in bed at 5 a.m. yesterday, when someone shot him again, this time on his right eyebrow and upper lip. He had previously disclaimed knowing why anyone would've wanted to shoot him.

El Porvenir (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) 2/26/08

An 18-wheeler went off the road and into a gully by the highway between Ocampo & Tula (southern Tamaulipas state). Amidst the load of avocados: 1,003 packages of marihuana with a total weight of eight tons, 66 kilos, 885 gms.; the report gave no date for the event.

Tiempo (Chihuahua, Chih.) 2/26/08 - & others-

Ricardo Chacon, 2nd Commander of the Chihuahua state's Dep't. of Justice was executed at around 8 a.m. this morning as he exited a vehicle right in front of the sub-office in the city of Chihuahua. The ambush killers also wounded two others with him, then escaped.

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