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Compiled By: Mr. Tom Davidson, Institute for the Study of Violent Groups
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D.Anonymous Considers Identifying Drug Cartel Supporters despite Death Threats (VER/NL) 13
E.Mexican Gov't Inaugurates Memorial to Female Victims of Violence (CHIH) 15
F.Rio Bravo Man Caught with $798,000 Dollars in Cocaine (TX) 17
G.Gunmen Kill Cop, Wound Woman in Mexican Industrial City (NL) 17
H.Mexican Mayor Unhurt in Attack (SIN) 18
I.Valley Seeing Rise in Kidnappings (TX) 19
J.Mexican Government Says La Familia Cartel Is Finished (MEX) 20
K.Mexican Authorities Bust Communication Tower Used by Cartel (TAMPS) 21
L.Mothers Search for Missing Migrants in Mexico (MX) 22
M.Matamoros Journalist Says He Was Kidnapped by Cartel Members (SLP) 23
N.Mexico City Security: ‘Big Brother’ Is Watching (DF/MEX) 24
O.Arellano Cartel Losing Steam (BC) 25
P.Hacker Group Backs off from Naming Mexican Drug Cartel Members (VER) 26
Q.Two Dismembered Bodies Found in Mexican Border City (CHIH) 27
4.CARRIBEAN, CENTRAL, AND SOUTH AMERICA 27
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B.Woman Accused of Trying To Export Cocaine from Antigua 30
C.International Meeting against Corruption Begins (CU) 30
D.Colombian Police Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine (CO) 31
5.OPINION AND ANALYSIS 32
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B.Will Brazil Become Like Venezuela? (BR) 33
C.Anonymous May or May Not Have another Mexican Operation (MX) 34
CANADA AND NORTHERN BORDER STATES
Couple Arrested in Gatineau Gun and Drug Raid Held until Friday for Bail Hearing (ON)
8 November 2011
Two people arrested during a major seizure of drugs and automatic weapons in Gatineau will spend at least this week in jail.
Arrested in a pre-dawn raid Saturday, the young man and woman appeared briefly in Gatineau court and have been held until their bail hearing, currently scheduled for Friday.
Shadra Fermin Morales, 19, of Gatineau, and Tarek Alk, 23, of Ottawa, are accused of possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited firearm, and careless storage of a firearm.
Alk is also charged with assaulting police, threatening police, and obstructing police.
The seizure began as a routine call for a noisy domestic dispute around 0300 hours Saturday, in an apartment at 110 Rue Dollard-des-Ormeaux, near the corner of Boulevard des Allumettières and Boulevard Maisonneuve.
But police were stunned by what they found there: The weapons include:
a 9mm Uzi equipped with a silencer,
a 5.56mm military assault rifle similar to an M-16,
Police said some of the weapons were “loaded and ready to go.”
The drugs included 7,000 oxycodone pills, 2.5 kilograms of cocaine and six grams of marijuana.
Police also found ammunition and clips, a bulletproof vest, a bill-counting machine and $48,000 in cash.