June 2012 Archive

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Mexican cartels use guns, cash to sway election
EMILIANO ZAPATA, Mexico - Before the sun climbed above the hills around this central Mexican town, Saul Garcia and his family awoke to the sound of bullets piercing the front ...
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Border agents save 4 immigrants
EDINBURG, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents saved the lives of four illegal aliens, including a pregnant woman earlier this week. The pregnant woman, who is a national of Honduras, was ...
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$1.4 million in cocaine, cash seized at Laredo Port of Entry
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $1 million in cocaine and $119,000 in unreported currency this week at the Laredo Port of Entry, in ...
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Holder Held in Contempt of Congress, Which Means Almost Nothing
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Attorney General Eric Holder. Photo: DoJ[/caption] The House has voted, and Attorney General Eric Holder has been held in contempt for failing to hand over documents related ...
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Captured 4 of the ‘Zetas’ in NL, including a minor
Monterrey, NL. The State Investigation Agency today announced three suspected members of a band cell of Los Zetas, arrested with a minor, whom he accused of kidnapping, extortion of businesses ...
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Mayoral Candidate Kidnapped in Mexico
A candidate for mayor of the southern Mexican town of Apaxtla de Castrejon was dragged from his home by three armed intruders, his party said Tuesday. Marcelo Avila was abducted Monday ...
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Valley Police Beat: 132 pounds of marijuana Marijuana dropped in backyard
An ultra-light aircraft dropped 132 pounds of marijuana into a Calexico resident’s backyard Saturday night, according to a U.S. Border Patrol press release. It happened around 11:14 p.m. after Border Patrol ...
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Airport Shooting Not an Omen of Mexico City Crime Wave
Three federal police officers were killed during a shootout in Mexico City’s international airport, but while the event was disturbing, it does not necessarily mean the capital is set to ...
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Border Patrol Pursuit Ends In South Park Neighborhood
SAN DIEGO -- A chase involving several Border Patrol agents ended in a South Park-area parking lot early Wednesday morning. Authorities said the pursuit began shortly before 1:20 a.m. on northbound ...
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Gadsden resident arrested for alleged heroin smuggling
A Gadsden resident was arrested Monday in an alleged attempt to smuggle nearly 14 pounds of heroin into the country through the San Luis port of entry. According to Customs and ...

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