Monday, June 21, 2010

More Borderline Psychosis- Mexican Cartel Issues Threat to American Police.

Two weeks after off-duty Nogales, AZ police officers on horseback encountered drug smugglers trying to bring marijuana across the border, drug cartels have issued a threat to off-duty police that the Nogales Police Department learned about through informants. The smugglers were able to flee back to Mexico with some of their contraband, but had to abandon half their cargo after running into the police officers.

“As a result of that,” Kirkham said, “our officers have received threats from the cartel that they are to look the other way if they are off-duty, or they will be targeted by a sniper or by other means.”
Following the threats, Kirhkam said, NPD notified the Border Patrol and other federal law enforcement agencies, which responded by stepping up manpower and surveillance in the area where the off-duty bust occurred.
The border town of about 20,000 is located on the US/Mexican border some 60 miles south of Tuscon and to the south and east of land that the BLM has considered off-limits.

Elsewhere in the Narcoinsurgency: At least 11 Mexican soldiers carrying out anti-trafficking duties were killed when their helicopter crashed in San Miguel De Alto, Durango. A spokesman for Mexico's ministry of National Defense said that the preliminary data indicated inclement weather played a role in the fatal crash.

Last week, 12 Mexican Federal Judicial Police officers were killed in an ambush in the state of Michoacán, a stronghold of the La Familia cartel. An unknown number of officers were wounded and the hospital they were being treated at was under 24/7 guard by heavily armed Federales.

The following day in Taxco, 15 suspected cartel gunmen were killed after a 40-minute firefight with Mexican soldiers. It was not immediately known if the ambush in Michoacán and shootout in Taxco were connected.

You might remember the southern town of Taxco as being home of the abandoned silver mines where the cartels dumped their victim's corpses. As it turns out, Authorities have pulled out 30 additional bodies this month from the mines-turned-mass-graves.

1 comment:

  1. Like a repeat of Columbia's problem with the narco-cartels.