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INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF VIOLENT GROUPS (www.isvg.org)

DAILY BORDER NEWS REPORT FOR 6 DECEMBER 2011


COMPILER, INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF VIOLENT GROUPS (www.isvg.org)

EDITOR, JOINT TASK FORCE NORTH (www.facebook.com/USA.JTFN)


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Compiled By: Mr. Tom Davidson, Institute for the Study of Violent Groups

Edited by: Mr. Jonathan Kaupp

Approved for Release by: Dr. Rodler Morris

CONTENTS: (Note: All active EXTERNAL hyperlinks have been removed)

Table of Contents


CANADA AND NORTHERN BORDER STATES 1

Calgary Restaurant Search Leads to Drug Charges (AB) 1

Cops: Boy, 10 Hid Cocaine for Aunt (ME) 2

INNER UNITED STATES 3

Administration Claims 60 Percent Drop in U. S. Drug Distribution (DC) 3

The Week Ahead : Historic homeland Security Hearing on Capitol Hill (DC) 4

Shootings by Maine Police on the Rise (ME) 5

MEXICO AND SOUTHERN BORDER STATES 6

Grenades: The Weapon of Choice in the Drug Wars 6

Tucson Woman Carrying Pot Crashes Car While Fleeing Checkpoint (AZ) 11

Major Arrests Expected to Shake Up Gulf Cartel (TAMPS) 12

Norma Andrade Shot: Women’s Activist Hit Twice in Juarez, Mexico (CHIH) 13

Barrio Azteca Gang Associates Plead Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy (TX) 14

Migrants Say They’re Unwilling Mules For Cartels (MX/US) 16

Hidalgo County Sheriff Says Vallucos Gang is a Growing Problem (TX) 18

Banks Fuel Cartel-Money Problem (MX/US) 19

Attacks in Sinaloa Herald Entrance of Zetas (SIN) 21

Mexican Drug Cartels Profiting from High Local Cocaine Prices : Police (AU/MX) 23

Mexico : Drug Cartel Targets Woman Journalist Through Online Social Media (TAMPS) 24

‘Los Zetas’ Gain Growing Control on Mexico-Guatemala Border (MX/GT) 28

Customs Agents Seize 11 Kilograms of Cocaine in Hidalgo (TX) 29

Military Personnel Dismantle Clandestine Radio Communication Networks (COAH/TAMPS/NL/SLP) 30

CARRIBEAN, CENTRAL, AND SOUTH AMERICA 33

How Trinidad is Tackling its Crime Crisis (TT) 33

Guatemalan Police Rescue Kidnapped Mexican Boy (GT) 35

OPINION AND ANALYSIS 36

Mexicos Président Calederon says Drug Cartels Threaten Democracy (DF) 36

Snipping the Bud: Prep Work is a Payday in the Marijuana Business (CA) 37

Democratic Rep from IL: Undocumented Immigrants Should Carry Document Proving Ties to US (DC) 40

What Does ‘Illegal immigration’ Really Mean ? 41





CANADA AND NORTHERN BORDER STATES



Calgary Restaurant Search Leads to Drug Charges (AB)

1 DECEMBER 2011

CBC News
Several people face drug charges Thursday following an investigation at a southeast restaurant.

Police say they focused on the restaurant because it's close to St. Mary's High School.


Last Thursday, a search warrant was issued for Raja Foods and Pizza on First Street S.E.

Police said they found cocaine, a taser and more than $8,500 in cash.


Officers also searched a vehicle, where they found a 14-inch machete concealed beside the driver’s seat, as well as a “blackjack” club.
Three men and a teenager have been charged.
The City of Calgary’s chief license inspector suspended the Raja Foods and Pizza business license until there is an official license review hearing and Alberta Health Services ordered the restaurant closed because of Public Health Act Food Regulation violations.
Source: [www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2011/12/01/calgary-drug-charges-southeast-restaurant]

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Cops: Boy, 10 Hid Cocaine for Aunt (ME)

5 December 2011

Boston Herald
Two people busted Saturday on cocaine trafficking and gun possession charges in Lowell made matters worse when one of them handed off drugs to her 10-year-old nephew, police said yesterday.
Lowell police, who were investigating a drug dealing operation, stopped a man, 30, of Haverhill on Plain Street and found nearly 472 grams of cocaine and a loaded 9 mm handgun inside his blue Mitsubishi Endeavor, Lowell police said in a statement.
He was charged with cocaine trafficking within a school zone and gun and ammo possession, cops said.
A short time later, detectives saw a 10-year-old boy leave a Barclay Street home carrying a bag, which contained a small amount of cocaine, $3,000 in cash and other “items consistent in the illegal sale of narcotics,” police said. Cops said the boy’s, 30 year old aunt, sent her nephew with the items in the bag across the street to hide the evidence from police.
She was arrested and charged with cocaine distribution to a minor. A search of her home turned up a .357 caliber handgun, cash, cocaine, ammo and other illegal items, cops said. The state’s Department of Children and Families will investigate the involvement of the 10-year-old boy, cops said.
Source: [www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2011_1205cops_boy_10_hid_cocaine_for_aunt]

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