Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Drug Cartel Connection Not Ruled Out in Brownsville Mail Bomb

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Six people hospitalized including 5 year old that some reports say opened
the package only 1 explosive detonated, the family is not cooperating with police.
in another story I am looking for details on the 3 kidnappings in Cameron County tied to the Mexican Cartels, please send me any links you may have seen.
 
BROWNSVILLE — Investigators say they believe a Brownsville family was intentionally targeted when a bomb exploded inside their home Friday morning and injured three of them.
The morning blast at a home on Resaca Vista Drive critically injured a 5-year-old girl and her parents, and left the neighborhood on the city’s north side nervous.
However, police say they have not been able to determine why the bomb was left at the home.
Police Chief Orlando C. Rodriguez told The Brownsville Herald that family members who were not injured were not giving authorities many details Friday.
“They are not providing us with any information that is of any use … Is it because they don’t want to talk or they don’t know? That is what we are trying to determine,” Rodriguez said.
At the time of the blast, four or five people were in the house, including those injured, police spokesman J.J. Treviño said. “It doesn’t seem like it was a random act,” Treviño said.
Authorities declined to say whether the bombing was cartel related. “The person or persons who had these devices delivered or delivered them knew what they were doing,” Rodriguez said. “These were not simple devices. Somebody knew what they were doing.
“This was intended to cause mass destruction,” the chief added. “This family or members of this family were targeted.”
The girl, identified as Andrea Juarez, was the most severely injured, police said. It is unknown how close she was to the package when it exploded.
Her parents — Jesus Juarez, 26, and Iviz Machado, 30 — were also seriously injured.
Rodriguez said the package was delivered sometime late Thursday night. The father, Jesus Juarez, found it Friday morning and brought it inside, Rodriguez said.
When Juarez opened it, the package exploded, the chief said.
The resulting blast blew the front door off the house and shattered the windows. It created a fire and left burn damage.
The girl received second-degree burns and was rushed by ambulance to Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, authorities said. Her parents were taken to Brooke Army Medical Center Burn Unit in San Antonio.
Treviño said that because of dangerous winds the victims were not airlifted.
The package contained four pipe-bomb-like devices, Rodriguez said, adding that he was being careful not to speculate because the investigation is ongoing. Only one detonated.
The three unexploded bombs in the package were rendered safe by a remote vehicle at around 1:45 p.m. Friday. A loud pop was heard down the street from the scene.
“It’s an act of God that the other three devices didn’t go off or that house wouldn’t be standing there right now. That house would have been gone,” Rodriguez said, as officers opened up the perimeter and cleared the way for an evidence team to move in to the multi-colored, two-story house.
For most of the day, the entire neighborhood was blocked off by police, who set a vast perimeter because of the explosives. The police advised residents to evacuate the neighborhood as a precaution.
Federal agents with the Department of Homeland Security and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives helped Brownsville police Friday.
At Valley Regional Medical Center, a hazardous material crew set up a station to disinfect first responders, nurses and doctors who came into contact with the victims. Rodriguez said the HAZMAT team was called out as a precautionary measure.
VRMC spokeswoman Robin Brechot said authorities requested that the hospital staff who treated the victims be decontaminated as a health precaution.
Approximately 40 staff members were decontaminated by the HAZMAT team dispatched to the hospital. Several firefighters were also decontaminated, she said.
The entrance to the hospital’s emergency room was closed off because the decontamination tent was set up there, officials said. However, the emergency room was never shut down and continued to receive patients who needed emergency medical treatment.
Drue Brown, spokeswoman for the Brownsville Independent School District, said none of the elementary schools located near Resaca Vista Drive were placed on lockdown. However, on Friday, the district increased its police patrol around the schools as a precaution, Brown said.
 
Source Neglected War/KRGV

47 comments:

  1. Big house,new camorro in driveway n boat n 26yrs old ya up to no gud..

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  2. "they knew what they were doing", well obviously captain obvious, otherwise the package would of exploded before it was open, before it was even delivered!

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  3. And so it begins..

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  4. Big House,5 cars and a boat....big familia,move on folks....nothing to see here,nope.

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  5. Here we go. The killing will spill over more once the economy totally collapses. They better come up with some cool nicknames to distract from the fact that big corporations move the lion's share of the dope.

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  6. Name like Juarez, you've got to be good!

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  7. Good thing we have no spill over violence huh... Ohh and our law enforcement arent currupt huh lupe trevino like your son stealing and escorting drugs ... The valley is paradise for criminals thanks to our law enforcement.. Thanks lupe great job covering your sons ass they gave him bond next day with federal charges good privlages... I hope your son gets what he deserves(time) for being a disgrace for honest lawenforcement unlike youself.

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  8. Ya i know if i was 26 lived on the border my house wouldnt have all the nice cars and niceness period of that unless i had rich parents who just let me live off them or the lotto treated me good and last but not least im a drug trafficker

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  9. We readers appreciate comments from everyone, BUT at least learn how to spell you moron. If you can't write simple English words, have someone write the comments for you.

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  10. Another shocking horrific article. Chivis, given I live in Texas, my question is...has this happened before in the US?? I've heard about meth.labs exploding etc. But, this is unbelievable. A little baby innocent caught up in this kind of heinous crime is EVIL at every level. Whomever is responsible for putting this baby in these citcumstances, needs the death penalty. As for those who perpitrated this crime, the same fate awaits them. I am normally against the death penality but when innocent children are involved, I say do it. Many may think I'm too harsh, check into the medical nightmare that awaits this baby. It brings tears to my eyes. Please cont.to update us. Hope all is well with you Chivis. Texas Grandma.

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  11. Don't forget the Range Rover

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  12. Its not worth it... could of wiped out his whole family. ..for material things..

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  13. Yups, Camaro, Range rover, Z71 Silverado, boat, nice house. I bet they even have a Lone Star Card.

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  14. Mexican neighborhood welcoming committee?

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  15. Oh he will speak guaranteed!

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  16. This is a good lead but Brownsville PD will bury the case. This idiot will continue while jeopardizing his family's life.

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  17. If the cartel thinks they are going to turn texas in to mexico they ahve another thing coming... unlike the mexicans americans are armed and will never stand for their antics here.

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    1. Not anymore ...obama spoke today..we are left with only bb guns

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    2. Why doont you start with the local black crackhouses

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  18. And you missed new chevy truck and the range rover

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  19. Everyone in the neighborhood knew this guy was involved in the drug trade. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Don't give me that nonsense about "innocent victims". She was well aware of what he was doing and chose to live that way. They're both responsible if that child dies.

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  20. I posted this after several requests from readers, most knew of the family.

    How can it be they live as they do and have a LONE STAR CARD?

    Folks-have some compassion for at least the 5 year old baby, it was reported she stood next to the package as it was opened.

    I still cannot find the kidnapping stories. They were positively ID'd as cartel related, and there have been 7 that I know of in south Tx since November.

    Some of you are angry that the media is not reporting these stories, and so am I, but to do so is to fortify the notion that spillover exists....and God forbid anyone do that, so outside the south west states few know of it...Paz, Chivis

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  21. The cartels are operating freely in the United states and now they are kidnapping and executing rats and other cartel rivals .the violence in mexico will spill over to the USA after all the usa is the reason the drug war exist someone has to supply the Yankee crackheads .easy money equals fast death or long prison terms i really hope the kid survives .Like el Commandante M1 once said mis respetos pa los ninos

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  22. How sad that such a small child has to see the ugliness of that world. Brownsville, TX is full of scummy people, their children should not have to pay so dearly. I have a feeling everyone living on that block is on foodstamps and selling drugs, as with any decent looking block in browntown. Seriously the place is even worse than Brownsville in Brooklyn.

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  23. "Folks-have some compassion for at least the 5 year old baby"
    What do you take us for?Do you think we want babies hurt?It was not us who put that baby in harms way but the parents,don't be an idiot and make senseless comments.Who in their right minds does not feel hurt when any baby is hurt?Why don't you think a little,before you stick your mouth out there with idiotic self serving comments.

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  24. Bravo Chivis. While all the heartless yahoos concentrate on freaking cars and food stamps, THEIR IS AN INNOCENT BABY IN A NIGHTMARE. DID SHE CHOSE HER PARENTS??? For once look at THE INNOCENTS!!! Thanks, Texas Grandma.

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  25. Nicely stated Chivis, thoughtful as always.
    all we know for certain and even if they all got what they deserved the 5 yr old is an innocent.

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  26. No surprises here when you really think about it.

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  27. Wow cartels are just sinking to the lowest
    Levels of scummyness.
    five year old in bomb blast.

    -hitler's ass slave.

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  28. the 5 year old is innocent today and will be a full fledged drug moving money counting camaro driving part of the business in 10 more years maybe sooner.

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  29. @2;00pm I seriously doubt it.

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  30. Like the other person said- if you can't make coherent comments, have someone post for you. Some of these comments read as if my 5 yr old took a shot at typing.. and about spillover violence- does "spillover violence" mean anything along the U.S.- MX border that can be traced back to cartels, or could it be anywhere in the U.S. , as long as it can be traced back to cartels? Either way, "spillover violence" has been happening all thru the country for many, many years. It's really nothing new..

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  31. what about the bombing @ the pemex in San Ferando tamps.

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  32. Interesting that there is NO MENTION of US Status of the occupants of the house. US Citizens,Green Card Holders or Illegals?

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  33. "If the cartel thinks they are going to turn texas in to mexico they ahve another thing coming... unlike the mexicans americans are armed and will never stand for their antics here."

    Dream on, buddy. What makes you think the Mexicans don't have guns? They do - the problem is they're all working for the cartels. If anything once the shit hits the fan here it will be even worse with all the wannabe Rambos here busting a cap in everyone's ass. Texas isn't fit to live in anyway.

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  34. Don't forget the grocery go getter, the cadillac de ville

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  35. New Camero new range rover sport (you can tell that RR is a 2011+ by the tail lights, I have the same suv) 2008* silverado with the zl71 package and a fishing boat. Him now way that 26 yo is on the up and up

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  36. Brownsville is zeta land i think it was Z who ordered that bomb. Just more reason to support el chapo and alleys on destroying the zetas

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  37. brownsville is PURE cdg. it lies directly across the border from the town where the gulf cartel was founded, matamoros. Territorial lines between zetas and gulf have become pretty blurry as of late, but matamoros is without a doubt THE cdg stronghold.

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  38. Hahaha...so who's tellin the truth and who's the nutthugger?

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  39. Send the panama unit to investigate. Wait better not theyll probably sell the bombs thzt didnt explode to his dads friends. Vote for lupe trevino so in next elections we can have more violence for him to hide.

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  40. And for who ever gets offended screw u
    Tired of fake police on our streets just like some border patrol

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  41. Well from the looks of all the postings done towards this incident, it strongly seems like folks oen their mouth before they even think of any sensable phrase to say. The number of vehicles on the driveway does not make a good hard working person a bad individual. Yeah I know he was 26 and the wife is 30. think about it if the guy went to college and got an education right after highschool then he can very easily have many vehicles and huge home. Peope come on use that round shape thing above your shoulders called (head, stop using anyother head for that matter. Yes we all feel bad and sad for the oor child, but in texas it has been know to have sick people that can not stand to see others prosper. Yes texas has a lot of folks wanna be cowboys and indians from the ol west. It was a tragic incident that believe me will mark all of their lives especially if the child does not make it. As for the comments for the CDG or the Zetas we all know that they are already spread throughout the entire United States. If the investigations of this incident lean towards any DTO im sure that the authorities will make sure that the responsible parties be brought to justice. Perhaps A few of you must take a crash course in how the Justice system works in the United States so you can understand the difference from the Justice system from any other country. And only then your will appreciate Waht the Law enforcement body does. For the next and any future comments you decide to post please try to make that brain of yours work and think before you post any comments. Just walk amile on the shows of the peole that were hurt in this incident. " " dont every say NO" "and dont ever say I will not" The minute that you least expected you are into something. Yes Mexico has exploded with violence in this past few years but think about it the United States had had violence on a daily basis in different parts of the county. Too many people walking around with what they blame : Anger management, Bipolar Disorder, Post traumatic stress syndrome; Depression and other names the united states has for elevated rage causing all types of violent incidents through AMERICA.... Enough said. If you dont like it dont counter post. just leave things alone. read and move on....

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  42. January 18, 2013 at 11:00 PM said,,,,
    A lot.

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  43. So, what else was in the package that caused the major hazmat decom?

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