Category: ICE & CBP

Arms Pipeline to Sinaloa Cartel – US Border Patrol smuggled weapons for “El Chapo” Guzman

Today on the front page of El Universal, the declaration of a protected witness in the federal (PGR) case against El Chapo Guzman says that the US Border Patrol escorted trucks of weapons to the border, abandoned the vehicles and assisted members of the Sinaloa Cartel who then took the guns into Mexico. The declarations come

Autopsy report shows Nogales teen shot 8 times by Border Patrol Agent – 7 times in the back

An autopsy report released to the media Thursday proves that 16 year old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was wantonly and maliciously murdered by a still unidentified US Border Patrol agent as he was walking along a street in Nogales Sonora that parallels the border fence. The report, provided to media outlets by the attorney for the

CBP – Surveillance camera recorded murder of 16 year old José Antonio Elena Rodríguez in Nogales

A surveillance camera overlooking the area where US Border Patrol agents wantonly murdered a 16 year old Mexican national was operational and recorded the entire incident according to a statement released Saturday by the agency. “There was camera footage and it was turned over to the FBI. It’s now considered evidence, so it was turned

Another senseless murder of unarmed teen – shot in back 7 times by US Border Patrol

Once again, with blatant disregard for a human life, human rights or an allied nations sovereignty, US Border Patrol agents have murdered a Mexican teenager in another cross border shooting. The agents in Nogales, Ariz., had responded to reports of two suspected drugs smugglers near the border at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. The agents watched

UPDATE – Attempted murder of Mexican trucker by US Border Patrol agent Abel Canales – Plea Agreement reached

Earlier this year, we reported on the story of the attempted murder of Mexican trucker by US Border Patrol agent Abel Canales and how, like most Border Patrol agents who murder, or attempt to murder migrants in either country, Abel Canales was not charged for his crimes. Instead, about a month later, he was indicted

Murder of 15 year old by Border Patrol could have profound effect on US Truckers case

The outcome of the case against the US trucker charged with smuggling 268,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico last week could be further complicated by the conclusions of an investigationreleased by the US Department of Justice on Friday. On June 7, 2010, Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mara Jr, according to witnesses and video, without provocation

Texas DPS Weigh/Inspection station set to open in summer 2012

OOIDA finally got something at least “half-right” concerning the Mexican Cross Border Pilot Program when they said in a recent comment; FMCSA intends to give special treatment to Mexico–domiciled motor carriers under the proposed pilot program, not ‘national treatment’ as required under NAFTA. The Texas Department of Public Safety is set to put into service

CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin says cross-border trucking will be secure

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin expressed strong confidence Wednesday in San Diego at a seminar to mark the 10th anniversary of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, most commonly known by its acronym C-TPAT, that Mexican trucks and the Mexican trucking program will be secure and successful. C-TPAT was started after the 9/11 terrorist

US – Mexico Joint effort targets border crime

In a politically sensitive operation at the Arizona- Mexico border, U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican federal police officers are training together, sharing intelligence and coordinating patrols for the first time. The goal of the historic partnership: a systematic joint attack on northbound flows of drugs and migrants, and southbound shipments of guns and cash.

Canadian Truck Driver Arrested with $3 Million in Cocaine at Pacific Highway Crossing

Blaine, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 43-year-old Surrey, British Columbia, man on October 10 for allegedly attempting to export 192 pounds of cocaine, worth more than $3 million. Sukhvinder Shoker, a Canadian citizen, was originally en route to Canada driving a commercial shipment of household goods when he was encountered

Mexicans Hurt in Border Incident Recovering

MEXICO CITY – The three Mexicans who were injured when U.S. federal agents opened fire on several vehicles to prevent them from entering the United States illegally are out of danger and have received consular protection, the Foreign Relations Secretariat said. “The Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego is carrying out actions to protect

Border Patrol Weekly Blotter: July 30 – August 5

Trucking related enforcement actions by the CBP. *This overview is compiled from incidents reported to the Office of Border Patrol and is not intended to reflect all Border Patrol enforcement actions. Most arrests and seizures fail to meet the requirements for mandatory reporting to the Office of Border Patrol. Reported on July 30, 2009 El

Former Blaine Border Patrol deputy chief pleads guilty to child rape

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Joseph Giuliano, the former high-ranking Border Patrol official accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl, changed his plea to guilty of third-degree child rape Thursday in Whatcom County Superior Court. Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Mac Setter said he’s recommending Giuliano serve one year in custody of the Whatcom County Jail on

US Border Patrol agent arrested on bribery charges

FBI agents have arrested a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of accepting $39,000 in bribes and using his personal vehicle while in uniform to drive narcotics across the U.S.-Mexico border in his patrol area. Border Patrol Agent Eric Raymond Macias, who was stationed in Deming, turned himself in to FBI agents Friday at their Las