Saturday, March 26, 2011

More North Texans Linked to Drug Cartel Guns

By Scott Gordon
NBC

One weapon linked to shootout in which eight people were killed

Four Tarrant County men bought more than $100,000 in assault rifles over the past six months, including one that was used in a shootout in Mexico in which eight people were killed, according to a federal criminal complaint.

It is the third case in the past month in which guns purchased in North Texas have been linked to the drug war in Mexico.

The men, Reynaldo Bazan, Saul Bazan, Carlos Bazan and Obed Martinez, were arrested on Thursday by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.

It was not immediately clear if the Bazans are related.

The men face charges of conspiracy to deal in firearms without a license.

The complaint alleges they have bought 129 assault rifles since October, usually two at a time.

One of the weapons, purchased by Reynaldo Bazan, was used in an "altercation" with the Mexican Navy in which eight people were killed, the ATF said.

The complaint did not specify where it occurred, but the details match a shootout on March 1 in the city of Valle Hermoso, near Matamoros, which is across the border from Brownsville.

According to news accounts, it was a five-hour battle. Mexican marines killed eight suspected cartel gunmen. One marine was injured. The military unit came under fire after responding to a report of a suspicious convoy of SUVs and fought back, killing the gunmen.

In the SUVs, the marines seized 12 high-powered weapons, grenades, a grenade launcher and assorted ammunition.

The arrests in North Texas follow two similar high-profile busts in recent weeks.

Just two weeks ago, three illegal immigrants were arrested after managers at a Fort Worth gun store notified authorities about suspicious purchases. The guns were destined for the violent drug cartel known as the "Zetas," the ATF said.

On Feb. 28, three Lancaster men were arrested when a gun they allegedly purchased at a Fort Worth gun show was linked to the Feb. 15 shootings of two U.S. agents in Mexico.

One of the agents, Jaime Zapata, was killed. That incident also was linked to the Zetas.

12 comments:

  1. The Q of the Hour; WHO KNEW???
    Not the three stooges...

    Napo...Not I said the Nap

    Obama.....Not I, which is why i did not speak
    to Calderon about this, I knew nothing

    Holder...No I said the holder

    http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story/113195/obama_claims_no_knowledge_of_gun-smuggling_operation.html

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  2. Hmm, that's interesting. Looks like they're starting to track these guns back to americans a lot more often then they used to. Anybody have a good idea on how most of the guns that 'are' trafficked across the border into mexico actually make their way there?

    Ok, so some straw purchasers get a bunch of guns. How do you get them across? through the bridge? By lancha across the river? Seems that if it's through the bridge it would have to be done using freight trucks as you get more across in one single trip. I doubt the mexican cusoms officials inspect these trucks as thoroughly as the americans, and even they are chuecos too.

    --BorderlandSnitches

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  3. Hmm, that's interesting. Looks like they're starting to track these guns back to americans a lot more often then they used to. Anybody have a good idea on how most of the guns that 'are' trafficked across the border into mexico actually make their way there?

    Ok, so some straw purchasers get a bunch of guns. How do you get them across? through the bridge? By lancha across the river? Seems that if it's through the bridge it would have to be done using freight trucks as you get more across in one single trip. I doubt the mexican cusoms officials inspect these trucks as thoroughly as the americans, and even they are chuecos too.

    --BorderlandSnitches

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  4. So no surprise here we know where the guns are comming from, we even know the ATF let's it happen every day, you can't wonder why when you let criminals make money, as if they care who gets killed with the guns.

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  5. Now, how far up to the U.S. government will it get. that 16.5 Trillion dollar debt has to be paid off somehow.

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  6. Children are being killed.. what more do you want

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  7. Fantastic good work,and quit selling guns to Mexicans,unless it is clear that they are hunters of non humans.

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  8. Trucks would be more difficult, and since you are thinking Mx dont check trucks carefully I asumming you do not spend time in Mx. Trucks must go thru a separate lane that leads right to the aduana where they are inspected, sometimes causing the line to form pass the intl bridges. Remember, they want their duty so it pays to inspect carefully.

    So to anser your question, more often guns are crossed in indiviual vehicles. Below is one of the ports I cross into coahuila, also Eagle Pass, and Laredo. Sometimes I make 4 trips back and forth bringing supplies. I all my years I have been stopped once by BP and just asked why I was going into Mx. Once. Women are not harrassed at all. and honestly they don't stop many people. WHen Obama increased the BP leaving US 10-12 would stand in the AM chatting not stopping vehicles. and Mexico I am rarely stopped I just give a little wave and they wave back. Below, are two links you can see the amount of guns the woman was caught with, not really a huge amt as one would think yet this was the greatest amt of guns caught EVER. There are many vehicles running guns across in indiviual cars.


    http://www.weapon-blog.com/?p=1267

    http://www.mmdnewswire.com/largest-weapons-seizure-to-date-by-cbp-officers-at-del-rio-port-23335.html

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  9. Guns get into Mexico the same way drugs get into the US. Passenger cars/trucks/suvs, tractor trailers, by sea, by private aircraft.

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  10. North Texans linked to gun trafficking? Oh My God ...NO!... I don't believe it! Who would believe that the area where ex Head Dummy Dubya lives would be linked to such traffic in the arms trade?

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  11. Let's be clear about one thing: Just because most of the straw buyers lived in the U.S (perhaps legally, perhaps not) DOES NOT make them American! I have yet to see the name of one straw buyer that was NOT actually a messican.

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  12. Who are these redneck USAers to being call people 'messicans'? If anybody knows how to mess up the world it is Redneck Dummy USAer 'Americans'.

    Yes.. the typical dummy US community can't even organize a decent plaza for their town, let alone anything more complex. Instead they organize the placement of Walmart toadstools in their messmerican communitiies and stroll thru their plaza substitute with young couples holding hand in hand eyeing the Chinese made merchandise.

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