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Narco-tunnel found in old immigration office in Sonora

It is located a few meters from the border between Sonora and Arizona, is less than a meter wide and is 55 meters long

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Hermosillo, Federal police located the entrance to a narco-tunnel in a building formerly housed government offices, which now looks abandoned property and is located a few meters from the border line between the homonymous cities of Nogales, Sonora and Arizona.

It was mentioned that the underground passage was allegedly used for the smuggling of drugs was identified by federal authorities in the United States, who gave notice to the Federal Police to initiate a binational action from both sides of the border.

On the Mexican side, the building where they found the entrance to narco-tunnel worked for four years as the State Center for Migrant Care, is located west of the main gate called DeConcini, in the center of the city of Nogales, on the street corner International and Calle Del Cerro de la Colonia Buenos Aires, where until Wednesday afternoon military personnel and federal police inspected the building and its surroundings.

Unofficial sources explained that the passage was built by hand with pick, shovel and chisel.

The tunnel is less than a meter wide, four feet deep and 55 feet long, and connects to the drainage system shared by the two Nogales, where the water flows by gravity from Sonora, Mexico, to the neighboring state Arizona, in the United States.

The discovery was made by police allegedly American Border Division minutes before midnight on Tuesday, when they were alerted to drug trafficking activities.

The officers used breathing apparatus to enter the passageway, due to moisture and reduced space. In addition, it required the help of a k-9 officer (trained dog).

On the Mexican side, when police officers arrived at the scene, some men managed to escape the building, not reported the arrest of any individual or assurance of drugs, weapons, money or vehicles.

This would be the third narco-tunnel Nogales discovered so far in 2013, according to official reports, over the past six years the Mexican army was able to detect and destroy 54 narco-tunnels built between the borders of Baja California and Sonora to the United States.

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Posted by on 06/21/2013 in Crime!, Drugs


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Child takes cartridges to school in HERMOSILLO, arsenal found at his home

Elements of the Investigative Police found several cartridges known as “cop killers” and at home, guns and armored cars

In addition to a student notebook and pencil the fourth grader took a loaded gun with bullets called ‘cop killer’ to the classroom, why the military raided his home and found an arsenal, armored vehicles, tactical gear and radio.

Yesterday at 19:45 pm a call to the emergency number 066 alerted state authorities in a public elementary school in the colony Jesus Garcia, located north of the capital of Sonora, a student of nine years old had a gun with bullets’ cop killer ‘in 5.27 X 28 caliber, the school attended local and state police.

According to a press release from the State Public Security Secretariat, once the agents secured the weapon and the minor, they requested the presence of members of the Ministry of National Defense (Department of Defense) to search the house of the student.

“Elements went to a housing complex, located in the 59th Avenue Bachoco, in the colony and meters before reaching the house the officers noticed a man with a gun tucked in his waist running toward the inside, so they gave chase.

“At the scene, state police squad secured a 9-mm pistol from the man and knocked him down and interviewed Brenda Arellano Marisela Rojas, who allowed access to the property for search”, and makes the statement.

At home he joined the Federal Public Prosecutor and military at the dining table located an AR15 rifle while in the rooms found in a closet a total of 13,000 cartridges of different calibers, 96 magazines, 13 handguns, 7 rifles, 76 radios, 3 bases and 56 radio radio chargers.

In addition, there were four bulletproof vests, 6 plates for vests, 10 Findings, 7 seat, 18 Slings, 3 retractable chargers, binoculars, a power source, a radio frequency scanner and two money counting machines.

They also secured various military uniforms, with 5 jackets, 14 pants, 5 hats, 3 pads, 4 shirts and 23 pairs of boots.

In the garage of the home a pickup Silverado, was parked apparently with Arizona plates, inside was a AR15 rifle, a Commander armored truck with Sonora plates and inside another AR15 rifle, and a unmarked black Lincoln Navigator, which was located a 5.7×28 caliber gun squad.

“Inside the house the elements could not locate the suspect, so they arrested Brenda Arellano Marisela Rojas, who was turned over to the Attorney General’s Office, as well as the weapons secured,” says the newsletter.

In an interview to the media, Defense Attorney Juvenile Sonora DIF, Javier Gomez Izaguirre, reported that the institution is in charge and take care of the integrity of the child that they report well and will be tested to determine its state psychological emotional.

“We are giving proper care to look after the interests of the child, so that the child is protected in their rights,” said the prosecutor.

While the primary student showed a greater than 50% absenteeism after the incident, as reported by parents and teachers in the public school.

Weapons recovered!

13,000 rounds of ammunition, including 5.7×28 1.267 caliber, known as “cop killer”

Radio equipment

Military uniforms, boots and trimmings

Two money counting machines

One .50 caliber Desert Eagle pistol gold-plated in the grip has carved a map of Sonora

One .22 caliber pistol

Two 9mm pistols

Two .25 caliber pistols

March 38 caliber pistols

5 5.7×28 pistols

1 .45

1 MP5 9mm rifle

1 9-mm submachine Uzzi

2 rifles 5.7×28

3 Rifles AR15

Two AK47 rifles

1 Shotgun


“This situation worries me a lot, it would be nice to have implemented operational review of the backpacks of children, but as a preventive, not reactive,” Is the child dead plugging the well ‘, there is no reason to wait for things to happen to act “a mother.

“These children are already up to normal use of weapons and body armor, it is natural for them because they grow in this environment, it is important that authorities, teachers and parents work together to avoid a disgrace,” a parent.

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Posted by on 09/08/2012 in Crime!


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Sonora has joined the list of most dangerous states in Mexico for journalists

According to the ombudsman of the entity examples are the 26 complaints against journalists who are in the state police forces

Sonora itself is dangerous for journalists: ECHR

Sonora itself is dangerous for journalists: ECHR

Hermosillo, – Sonora is one of the 10 states of Mexico that means greater risks for journalists and examples are the 26 complaints against journalists in the state police forces. The disappearance and death of Alfredo Jiménez Mota and Marco Antonio Avila, respectively in addition to the recent attack on the columnist Gerardo Ponce de Leon.

The Ombudsman of Sonora, Raul Ramirez Arturo Ramirez, rejected statements made by the Secretary of Public Security in the state, Ernesto Munro Palacio, who said the General Director of the Program of Attacks against Journalists and Civil Defenders of Human Rights CNDH. The declaration and the statistics prove that Sonora is one of the 10 states most dangerous for journalists.

“The five states which are risky for journalists are Mexico City, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Chihuahua and unfortunately now Sonora. But it has not been determined where she lies,” he said during his recent visit to the state said Javier Sepulveda Amed of the NHRC.

This controversy is compounded by the president of the State Commission for Human Rights, Raul Ramirez, saying “there is a study of the National Commission on the most dangerous states, but we also have recorded the death of Marco Antonio Avila, and the disappearance of Alfredo Jiménez Mota, and the 26 complaints we have received from colleagues for obstruction of journalistic work, and the attack on the columnist Gerardo Ponce, which is why the statistics contained in Sonora.”

“I respect the statement of the Secretary of Security, but instead of seeing him as the source of the statistics it would be better to join forces to no longer continue to allow the attacks and insults on the journalistic profession,” stressed the Ombudsman.

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Posted by on 06/02/2012 in Crime Watch, Crime!


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Killer of two elderly teachers hiding in the U.S. is extradicted!

The alleged killer of two elderly teachers, is being held at the National Centre for Social Reintegration of Atlacholoaya Morelos

CUERNAVACA, March 11. – The Office of Morelos, managed to locate and extradite Carlos Hernandez Garcia who remained hidden in the United States after committing a double homicide in 2008 in Morelos, against two elderly teachers.

Carlos Hernandez Garcia

Carlos Hernandez Garcia, extradicted

Officers of the state police on Friday moved him to the city of Hermosillo, Sonora, to comply with the warrant related to the criminal file 288/2010-3 for the murder of Josefina Galindo Oneria Antunes and Araceli Solis Cordova.

The prisoner was brought before the criminal courts that required, authority to define its legal status, once the prosecution requested the maximum penalty for committing femicide twice last March 20, 2008.

The alleged murdered is being held at the National Centre for Social Reintegration of Atlacholoaya Morelos after his transfer from the northern neighbor to Morelos, where you have to face the charges against him and a likely sentence of 70 years.

Four years ago, Garcia Hernandez broke into the residence of two people, including a woman, and the victim’s home, located in Tulum Street of Merida Granjas Temixco Township, to commit a robbery and then murder them.

However, the murdered women recognized him because he was their employee, so that the accused and his accomplices killed them with a piercing object and then fled.

The Public Prosecutor began corresponding Portfolio Research, as well as the relevant inquiries, from which follows the identification of Carlos Hernandez Garcia as responsible for the double murder, so you sought an arrest warrant, which was granted and filled with the extradition proceedings.

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Posted by on 03/12/2012 in Crime Watch, Crime!


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Man Arrested with an armed missile in Hermosillo, Sonora

Enrique Soto Cecena loaded Missile Hermosillo
Enrique Soto Cecena loaded Missile Hermosillo

Enrique Soto Cecena, 41 years old, was caught in a joint operation, with the Mexican Army and the State Police

The seizure is part of joint operations between the State Police and the Ministry of Defence.

Hermosillo, January 9 .- In the joint operation, the Mexican Army elements and the State Police assured a man armed with a missile intelligence Ladrilleros Union colony of this city.

This is Enrique Soto Cecena, 41 years old, who was caught in possession of a MK40 MOD rocket and head smoke-producing 3FZ caliber 2.75-inch model FZ-32, aboard a Ranger pickup truck red, as he walked by Calle Joaquin Duran Ladrilleros Union Colony.

Through a statement it was reported that the insurance is part of joint operations that routinely performs the State Public Security Police (PESP), with support staff of the Fourth Military Region of the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA).

The bulletin outlines that as part of the investigation the suspect was arrested as he walked on board the van for the sector in question, when agents interviewed the driver and searched the interior of the cabin they found hidden behind the back of the seat tube 42 cm cardboard with the inscription: “1 head 2.75 inch rocket FZ-71, explosive charges COMP. B, FUZE MK 352 MOD. FZ3 “plus another 104 centimeters tube containing a rocket motor to 2.75 inches.

That type of weapon is called air-air and is used by the U.S. Army in dogfights because it more effectively than machine guns or cannons combat aircraft of U.S. Air Force.

It was reported that the subject in his first statement said the missile won in Chihuahua and that he intended to sell it.

The rocket and Jesus Enrique were made available to the public prosecutor of the Federation.

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Posted by on 01/10/2012 in Crime!


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Mexico: 8 billion pesos in order to standardize the salaries of the municipal police!


Mexico and Crime

Mexico and Crime

MEXICO CITY, Municipalities such as Mazatlan, Ciudad Victoria, Lazaro Cardenas, Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl and Cuautla not exercise the budget that gave them the Federation to improve the pay, training and equipping their police forces during 2010 despite being among the most violent in the country.

The Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) points in your statistics that 29 municipalities across the country did not use the expenditure referred, of which 25 were listed by the Public Security Secretariat (SSP) as part of the federal 162 most violent rivalry homicides by criminals.

The money given to the country’s mayors through the Grant for Municipal Public Security (Subsemun) is now in the 220 municipalities that have a major issue because of insecurity.

However, many of the municipal budget that do not exercise them by the federal government arguing that the requirements are “excessive” and “bureaucratism.”

Among the municipalities that returned the budget for not having exercised and are also within the 162 most violent are Hermosillo, Sonora, Iguala, Guerrero, and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.

Do not use props, despite deaths

Federal statistics show that in total 29 municipalities failed to exercise the budget allocated by the Subsemun, which are resources for safety

The Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) points in your statistics that 29 municipalities did not exercise the budget that gave them the Federation to improve the wages, training, and equipping their police forces during 2010 and 2011, despite that many of them maintain high levels of violence by criminal rivalry, mainly.

The statistics of the federal agency can establish that at least 25 of the 29 municipalities were mapped by the Federal Public Security Secretariat as part of the 162 most violent homicides by criminal rivalry, data released last Sunday in this daily.

The money given to the country’s mayors, through the Grant for Municipal Public Security (Subsemun) currently goes to 220 municipalities for its high crime rate, highest number of people, or being a municipality with the highest number of criminal incidents by connurbación with localities present a major issue of insecurity.

The resources are aimed at improving the condition of the police forces, including wage equalization, training, equipment, and examinations of trust, however, many municipalities do not exercise the budget that the government granted arguing that federal requirements are “excessive” and “bureaucratism.”

In the list of SESNSP, who returned the budget for not having exercised and which are also within the 162 list of most violent municipalities SSPF, lies the town of Delicias which federal funds were returned in three ministrations 112 000 257 pesos .

Nezahualcoyotl is also in the State of Mexico, who ceased to perform 629 000 658; Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, Cuautla, Morelos, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Hermosillo, Sonora, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Iguala de la Independencia. Guerrero, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Poza Rica, Veracruz, and Queretaro, among others.

In total, the SESNSP mentions that during 2010, some municipalities returned 35 million 733 thousand, 852 pesos. Money that was intended to improve the security of citizens.

According to the federal, municipal administrations are subejercicios not yet been returned to the Treasury of the Federation, so that its deadline to deliver the money or the check is exercised by 31 December this year.

For 2011, the said SESNSP suspended the delivery of resources for the third ministry of support to Tecate, Baja California, and Coacalco of Berriozábal, State of Mexico, not to prove compliance with the requirements of the operating rules Grant and the General Law of National Public Security System.

Both Tecate, as Berriozábal Coacalco of them are three million pesos for the third ministry of Subsemun.

These municipalities are added to Naucalpan and Nezahualcoyotl, both the State of Mexico, which also are suspended for non-compliance with regulations.

Of the 220 eligible municipalities Subsemun only Sahuayo, Michoacan, declined to receive it.

For the past five municipalities, three of them are mapped by the Federal Public Security Secretariat and violent locations, these include Tecate, Nezahualcoyotl, and Sahuayo, Michoacán.

Note that also contains all the delegations of the Federal District, which in 2010 returned the third ministry, because they exercised their budget to improve public safety and whose number amounts to 4 million 103 thousand 813 pesos.

Other municipalities that did not exercise the budget allocated to improve public safety are Coatzacoalcos, Poza Rica and San Andres Tuxtla and Xalapa, Veracruz.

Interior Ministry offers help to Sinaloa

The head of the Ministry of the Interior (Interior Ministry), Alejandro Poire, and the governor of Sinaloa, Mario López Valdez agreed to strengthen cooperation at the federal entity and of the security.

At a meeting in Mexico City, Poiré Romero endorsed the full readiness of the administration of President Felipe Calderon to support the government of Sinaloa in its task of building, debugging and certification of the police.

Cooperation in this area is part of the interagency coordination meetings conducted by the National Public Security System (SNSP), the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

The municipalities can not improve the security levels of their territories because there is an economic impossibility to standardize the salaries of police officers, training them and give them more equipment, said Lorena Martinez Rodriguez, president of the National Conference of Municipal Public Security .

By going to the third meeting of the National Network of Municipalities, the mayor of Aguascalientes also said they have no budget to meet the security agreements, so that they can not improve security and police forces in their territories, which endangers the security agreements sealed with the federal government.

“This is going to keep adding more cities to receive this grant and the inability to achieve good goals, only to give them an idea, if we wanted that municipalities comply with the obligation to approve the municipal police salary, there would be no to, “Martinez said Rodriguez.

The municipal official said there is a problem because of the lack of financial resources to meet the security tasks they agreed, because it takes at least 8 billion pesos to get the cops earn wages above six thousand dollars , since most of them earn between two and four thousand pesos.

“It takes 8 billion pesos in order to standardize the salaries of the municipal police of the country. If we can not clearly meet the most basic obligation is to pay a living wage to the police, much less can think of professionalization or equipment, “said the mayor.

He also said that there is a failure so they can professionalize police forces and equip them, and that all surplus was approved by the Chamber of Deputies, was the inflation rate, which means no real support.

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Posted by on 11/29/2011 in Politics


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Killed in search of his kidnapped son for walking in a Peace March; Hermosillo




HERMOSILLO, November 28 .- Nepomuceno Moreno Munoz when transiting through a central street in the capital of Sonora, was shot and killed, for walking in a “Peace March” with Javier Sicilia and never fulfilled the desire to find his son kidnapped by criminals.

He was riddled with at least five bullets at the intersection of Reforma and the colony Pesqueira Centenario, he was coming from west to east in a Chevrolet Silverado blue late model pick up, according to eyewitnesses. The armed attack was committed by a lone gunman in a PT Cruiser or HHR vehicle.

The victim had walked with Javier Sicilia in the “March for Peace” and, recently, he starred in the only manifestation during the visit of President Felipe Calderon to the entity.

His claim was the disappearance of his son and to locate him, Jorge Mario Moreno Leon, who was abducted by suspected criminals in Ciudad Obregon, Cajeme municipality, on July 1, 2011, along with three other young men later turned up dead.

“I’m here to listen and investigate the killings, disappearances, of my son, Jorge Moreno, and they already know, I’ve talked to the president,” on November 8, who showed up with a makeshift banner in hand, facing the place where the event took place presidency.

Nepomuceno said Calderón recently was able to meet in the Castle of Chapultepec during the “peace talks” with photograph in hand attesting the act.

“They already know, referring to the Federal Government, ‘but I want to speak with the governor to investigate here in Sonora, how is it, that if you hear me there and here in my state,” said one protester who was seen as Reform along the street, where today it killed him.

According to the official report of the Attorney General of the state, Muñoz Moreno, 56 years old, had about a year and a half ago been arrested for carrying and possessing firearms used exclusively by the army after he was involved with the armed attack suffered a house in Residencial Los Lagos, which occurred in November 2005.

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Posted by on 11/29/2011 in Crime!


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