Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Border Update 2013.02.19

News from the city across the border from where I work:
The police chief of the violent Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo is missing, authorities said Monday.

Tamaulipas state prosecutors said they have opened an investigation into the whereabouts of Roberto Balmori Garza, police chief of the city across the border from Laredo, Texas.

Local media reported that two of Balmori Garza's brothers were found shot dead Sunday inside the trunk of a car in the neighboring state of Nuevo Leon.
Not a good sign.
One of his brothers was a federal investigator, media reported.

Nuevo Laredo, a stronghold of the Zetas drug cartel, has been the scene of bloody drug-gang turf battles since the beginning of the year.
Actually, for much longer than that. It's just that things have gotten even more violent the last few weeks.
Two years ago, gunmen killed a retired army general who had been police chief of Nuevo Laredo for a month. Two of his bodyguards also were slain and two suffered wounds.
I'm not sure why anyone would accept the position of police chief.

Or be one of his bodyguards...


kerrcarto said...

Don't worry. The Mexican government is asking congress for a registry of border state gun owners.

So it will all be ok soon.

Old NFO said...

Nope, NOT safe down there... Never really was...

CharlieDelta said...

Muck Fexico!

CenTexTim said...

Oh yeah, kerrcarto, that makes me feel much safer. Especially after hearing about this crap.

Sheriffs can inspect homes for safe gun storage in Washington state under Democratic weapon bill

NFO - It used to be safe enough, back when you could bribe your way out of trouble. Nowadays, no way... particularly when our government is arming the cartels.

CD - Si.