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Mexico Army arrests 7 U.S. citizens in Piedras Negras, Coahuila

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 |

The Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) reported the arrest of 7 people in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, after receiving an anonymous call about armed persons.

The six men and one woman were arrested in an undisclosed area of Piedras Negras. Upon the arrest, elements of the Mexican army seized US$600,000, firearms, ammunition, radio communication equipment, and two vehicles.

Although SEDENA has not disclosed the names or nationality of the foreign citizens, several state and national media sources have stated they are American citizens.

Side note:

It has been rumored the Jefe de plaza in Piedras Negras is an American citizen living in Eagle Pass, Texas who goes back and forth across the border everyday.

Eagle Pass Chronicles and Eagle Pass Daily reported in their websites September 7, 2011, the arrest of a young woman for smuggling weapons.

On september 7, 2011 on about 7:05 pm, a traffic stop was conducted on a bronze in color Oldsmobile Silouhette Van, bearing Texas License plates for a minor traffic violation on U.S. Highway 57 by Border Star Deputies.

A search was conducted on above vehicle which revealed that the van was transporting assorted weapons and assorted magazines. The female driver was detained and was later turned over to a local Federal Agency for prosecution.

A total of 14 assault rifles, one 308 caliber sniper rifle and 523 assorted assault rifle magazines were seized. -Eagle Pass Chronicles



Photo: Eagle Pass Daily

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Caen 7 estadounidenses con armas en Coahuila

Detiene Sedena a 7 personas en Coahuila


Personal militar aseguró 600 mil dólares americanos en Piedras Negras, Coah.

Caen 7 de EU con armas en Piedras Negras

Seize Weapons in Eagle Pass: 14 assault Rifles, one 308 Caliber sniper Rifle and 523 assorted assault rifle magazines

Sheriff confiscated rifles and magazines, a woman arrested

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Anonymous said...

Are they zetas or cdg? Cdg iS suppose to run the plaza there.

Anonymous said...

Mexico is running out of crackheads(sicarios) willing to work for a few weeks before getting killed or captured now there recruiting American gang-bangers to go work on the Mexican side, yes i know nothing new, but now in larger numbers!..

Anonymous said...

They might be american citizens but its not like we are talking about white guys here these are mexicans probly second generation at best

Anonymous said...

I guess these so called american citizens are nothing but first generation anchor babies. you know the ones that the parents came over and had the baby and then proceeded to not raise the kids with morals and high character. now they cross the border freely and go down there and work for the cartels. i was born in mexico and raised here and went through the immigration process so i have room to talk. i am not one of those who get here illegaly and expect every social progrgam the USA has to be offered to them.

Anonymous said...

@4:14 pm So is that what makes you better you went trough the immigration process,well i dont seem to share your opinion.Im mexican raised in the US and yes im illegal eventhough i dont have the same opportunities as the citizens born here it doesnt matter i would never change who I am,or where I was born.Im 100% Mexican and will always be,ill never put down my country and will never think that im something that im not,like a group of mexicans who grow up in the US and next thing you know they cant even speak spanish no more,and are trying to talk like if they are black.Orgullosamente mexicano.If your a real mexican yiu know what im talking about

Anonymous said...

Mexican anchor babies for sure, If these were white people they would be all over the news and taking press photos like crazy

Anonymous said...

It is interesting that a comment is even made about being an American Citizen, as if it means anything these days other than a ticket for social welfare net support.

Anonymous said...

I was reading both the EP Chronicles and EP Daily, but they don't mention any names. Whom would they be protecting? Or are the writers protecting themselves?

Anonymous said...

@ 6:58 pm
the immigration process that i went through was not a walk in the park. had to start over and put at the end of the line, that meant years, while my other siblings went through the process fine. orgullo mexicano?? hell that went out the door long time ago. not while my people continue to slaughter each other. hell if it was just a few people it would be understandable. but its an endless supply of mexican men and women who join the organizations. i speak fluent english and spanish. mexico for mexicans and the usa for people that want to integrate and be part of the USA and not act as if this is Mexico...

Anonymous said...

I live in Eagle Pass, the Zetas have controlled Piedras for about 5 -8 years and things have really gotten out of control this past year. 8:54 - don't read to much of those newspapers they are always hiding something! Especially EP chronicles a bunch of dumb, paid off losers!

Anonymous said...

Piedras Negras has gotten to hot for those scumbaggs so now they are starting to open up businesses on this side of the border (eagle pass) to avoid the pressure and launder their money which in a way is good,, at least they are creating jobs. Just ask our local politicians.

Anonymous said...

Eagle Pass is one of the most corrupt border towns. I am originally from there and know many politicians, attorneys, county deputies, police officers, school district police officers, big shot banking officials, teachers, coaches, etc, etc....I'd day 60 to 70% of every citizen and small business owners have ties to the ZETAS either directly or indirectly. ESPECIALLY local real estate & mortgage companies, home builders....you name it. Well known and respected people all have done or continue to "echarse viajes" from Piedras Negras up to San Antonio, Austin, Dallas or up north to Chicago. There are no jobs and everyone has expensive homes, multiple expensive cars, and spend money left & right on the most ridiculous things and are "self employed". Piedras Negras nor Eagle Pass reports any of the kidnappings, crimes, or drug related violence AT ALL. I know for a fact that several ICE agents, Customs agents, and DEA agents are corrupt as well and give tips to narcos ALL THE TIME for a few bucks. Thats just the way it is and has always been. In the month of March or April of this year, there were approximately 38 reported kidnappings or "levantones" in Eagle Pass; at homes, at the high schools, at the mall, etc....yet it never hit the newspapers or media. RIDICULOUS!

Anonymous said...

...AS TIME GOES ON, youll notice that DEATH, TORTURE, ETC, HAS NOT kept people from being evolved in THE DRUG TRADE...
...tHE love of material weath is way too "addicting", and in the END...
...IT IS ALL VANITY AND EMPTY..PEOPLE VALVE A PIECE OF METAL, A PIECE OF WOOD, MORE THAN THE VALUE OF A HUMAN BEING...
...BECAUSE OF THE LAWLESSNESS IN THE LAND, THE LOVE OF MANY HAS WAXED COLD...
...SAD TO SAY, BUT PEOPLE ARE NO LONGER SPIRITUAL BENGS, BUT RATHER RUTHLESS AND CALCULATING AND EVIL...ALL FOR WHAT!!! a piece of wood or a piece of metal, or THE EMPOWERMENT THAT MONEY BRINGS...truly indeed..TOO MANY DEAD PEOPLE WALKING!!!!!

Anonymous said...

wow

Anonymous said...

Pura pinche merme vato..en piedras anda bien resio el 42 anda jalando con el celso bien resio pero esos vatos no tienen nada q ver con officiales del ep..cruzan su jale y si pegan pos pegaron y si no pos nimodo ay tienen merca para aventar pa arriba..pinche 42 nomas le abla ah su carnal y le traiy mas..pinches mocosos lambe wuevos panochudos..!!ojala y los mate ah todas esas lacrazz.!

. said...

@414pm Good Mexican People (Buena Gente) Obey the Law and Respect the Law of not only their country (Mexico) but also the USA. Malo Gente are the poor ignorante gente (Indios y Campasenios) who cross the border solo por la dinero nada mas.

Mexico and Mexicans always blame the US for their problems of poverty and lack of Jobs.

Where is the Dignity in Crossing the border, breaking International and U.S. chasing the already weak U.S. Dollar?

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