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Sunday, October 22, 2023

New Mexico Man Allegedly Put Bounties on Border Patrol Agents & Their Families via Telegram App

"Socalj" for Borderland Beat


A New Mexico man is suspected of offering to pay up to $1,000 for information and details about the personal lives of US Border Patrol agents and threatening to torture them.

"We will pay for any addresses of Border Patrol agents!! $200 your way if you get me a border patrol agent’s address. $1K if you get me they mommas address," the text messages state, according to a screenshot. "We offer $$$ for information on BP agents. Top dollar on good info. I’ll post us torturing any bp agent u send." Read several Telegram messages seen by US Customs & Border Patrol (CBP).



The FBI is investigating a Las Cruces man, who hasn’t been charged or named publically yet. Investigators believe he’s been sending messages over the encrypted app Telegram, offering to pay $200 for addresses of Border Patrol agents and even addresses of their immediate family members, including the agents' mothers. The suspect also asked for details on agents’ rankings and links to social media accounts for kids of Border Patrol agents.  

"Fsho bro we're looking for more info on. Like rankings & Child's social medias stuff like that." showed one of the Telegram messages. Another message also threatens to post videos of “torturing any Border Patrol agent” that is sent the suspect’s way.

The search warrant also detailed how agents messaged the man earlier this month asking how they would get paid. This likely led to their tracking him down and discovering his identity.

While the suspect hasn’t been charged yet, he could face a charge of Conspiracy to Impede or Injure a Federal Officer.



Border Patrol Alert Memo

The threats were reported by Border Patrol and prompted an email warning from the El Paso regional office. "On October 10, 2023, the El Paso Sector Intelligence and Operations Center (EPT-IOC) received information regarding a threatening message concerning Border Patrol Agents (BPA)," the Border Patrol letter to agents states.

Details of the messages and threats are listed along with a warning for agents to remain cognizant and careful of their surroundings.

Borderland Beat was able to independently verify the legitimacy of the internal alert memo regarding the threats. Officials in Texas and Washington said internal rumors that Mexican cartels are behind the messages were not confirmed. The FBI is looking at this one suspect currently.

19 comments:

  1. Dude that wrote that sound like a fed himself. And for who ever thinks those apps are encrypted they ain’t encrypted. After 9/11 nobody has privacy ūü§£

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    1. They are encrypted but if someone is sharing the messages to on outside source it doesn't matter. Also, police go to third
      party agencies in order to break the encryption. There has been cases were the criminal has a type of encryption added by a hacker that they can't break. In that case they may offer a deal to open up the messages for less time.

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    2. A GSMK's Cryptophone can defeat most police encryption breakers.

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    3. 4:01incorrect cryptophone is just another hyped useless phone. There are to many factors no such thing as a secure phone. I have been involved in this industry for a long time you are 100% incorrect. But if you think your phones good keep talking jajaj

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    4. 4:01 and fyi Grapheneos is the most secure phone and its free

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    5. Who is the dude a few years ago that sold the blackberries as an aftermarket provider equipped with their encryption technology, and the feds could not beat it. They were forced to make the technology illegal and indict and arrest the dude that way.

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    6. 9:58 it was a guy in Canada. They can't beat some encryption but there are other ways around that I will not discuss.

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    7. 4:16
      That's why I said "most" and not all.

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    8. Blackberry just put some servers to the US and routed the traffice of these phones through those servers.

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  2. Alot of action between Santa Ana and Caborca ūüôĄ

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  3. Lol has to be bullshit

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  4. one on one chat in telegram is encrypted, group chats are never encrypted, doesnt matter what messanger you use.

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  5. Pelones vs cazadores

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  6. Weird. Sounds like a deranged guy to me. Wouldn't be surprised if he isn't connected to any OC. Have to wait and see.

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  7. chats like telegram and whatsapp are not 100% encrypted the encryption can be bypassed easily... .

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  8. Get out of here this sounds so stupid. This sounds like a stunt done by the Govt to try and scare ppl. $100-$1000 really this is America land of the greed no one is doing anything for $100-$1000.

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  9. That's tight. Hope they get a few so we can see some cool videos

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  10. Las cruces and ct working together crazy hienas

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