Drug war has many players

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Angel Torres, spokesman for Mexico's Procuradura General de la Republica shows a vehicle with bulletproof glass mounted behind the windows. Full Story
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david

Albuquerque, NM

#65 Sep 22, 2008
i belive u my brother worked there and he said the same thing
Orangenjuicy

Albuquerque, NM

#66 Sep 30, 2008
I disagree with you very much so. I am from Oklahoma. I have came to Palomas, Chihuahua Mexico many times as well as Juarez...the border patrol and Customs ONLY check the individuals LEAVING Mexico. You dont have to have anything to go into Mexico. I think if the mexican government felt americans were a part of the problem, they would set up their own border patrol and customs to ensure the dope doesnt get into Mexico. When I go to Palomas..I see no police or police department enforcing anything. The Federali's are awesome but should it take a military outfit to control such a small community?? Lets not blame the US patrons for Mexico's problems. I think without the US patrons, many palomas citizens wouldnt have jobs or survive.
Orangenjuicy

Albuquerque, NM

#67 Sep 30, 2008
PGM wrote:
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What he's saying, genius, is that the drug war is fueled by our insatiable appetite for illegal drugs in this country. If the demand was to stop, the cartels would be out of business. Get it?
I would just like to say that the United States has its border patrol and customs in place. If Mexico thinks americans are a big part of the drug problems..then perhaps they should set up their own patrol. As I recall..I never had to have any form of ID or have my vehicle searched GOING into Mexico.
Should it take the Federali's to monitor and provide security to such a small town such as Palomas?? So who's the genius??
rick

Monterrey, Mexico

#71 Oct 3, 2008
Orangenjuicy wrote:
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I would just like to say that the United States has its border patrol and customs in place. If Mexico thinks americans are a big part of the drug problems..then perhaps they should set up their own patrol. As I recall..I never had to have any form of ID or have my vehicle searched GOING into Mexico.
Should it take the Federali's to monitor and provide security to such a small town such as Palomas?? So who's the genius??
They DO check,and here's an example..
A teary-eyed American soldier accused of illegally driving guns and ammunition into Mexico said Tuesday he was just looking for a place to park so he could walk into Mexico for breakfast after a long night of driving.
Instead, Army Spc. Richard R. Medina Torres steered his 1999 Honda Prelude off Interstate 10, over an international bridge, and into Mexico.
“It was just an accident, I didn’t mean to drive over here,” Torres said Tuesday afternoon standing in a hallway of the Mexican federal building where he has been jailed since Monday morning.
Torres, who doesn’t speak any Spanish, said they started asking if he had drugs or guns. He said he told them he was traveling with an AR-15 assault rifle and a .45-caliber handgun.
After searching his car, Mexican authorities took him into custody, and began questioning him.
It is illegal to bring guns or ammunition into Mexico and weapons offenses can result in lengthy prison sentences. Torres also had 171 rounds of ammunition and three knives.
Roads leading to the border are dotted with clearly marked signs directing drivers to Mexico. Many of those signs include a picture with a revolver in a red circle with a line through it.
“Penalty-Prison,” a sign posted above a road leading directly to the border says in bold, red letters.
Torres said he wasn’t paying attention to the signs.
“I wasn’t even aware I was driving into Mexico.
Mexican authorities said Tuesday that Torres stopped at the border to ask where he could park his car. When he stopped again to ask federal authorities working nearby where to park, the agents started questioning him.
Torres said he was being treated well, though when he wasn’t being questioned or speaking with U.S. Consulate officials he was being kept in a small, private cell with a bed, shower and toilet
Medina said.
UPDATE
Spc. Richard Raymond Medina Torres was charged by Mexican authorities with smuggling (punishable by five to 30 years in prison); weapons importation (punishable by three to 10 years in prison); and possession of ammunition reserved for the military (punishable by two to six years in prison), said Angel Torres, spokesman for the Mexican Attorney General.
Medina Torres was transferred to the Cereso prison around noon Wednesday.
Torres said Medina Torres’ case is now in the hands of a federal judge who has 72 hours to decide whether to free him or sentence him to prison time.
Asked whether the U.S. State Department has planned any diplomatic intervention, an official in Washington, D.C., declined to comment.
However, he said consular officials were available to provide legal references and other information if Medina Torres needed it. They also will follow the case as it moves through the legal process.
Under the federal Mexican judicial system, Medina Torres will not have an oral trial or oral hearings in a courtroom. Instead, attorneys for both sides typically file written statements for a judge to read and make a decision.
Yeah, and Santy Claus wear pink panties on Christmas eve also. The roads leading to the International Bridges are well marked and there are public parking lots around the bridge and very evident.
rick

Monterrey, Mexico

#72 Oct 3, 2008
Mr Medina was freed thanks to our governor of NM and mediator, Mr Bill Richardson,governor of New Mexico!!Mr. Medina should be grateful that Bill Richardson talked with Chihuahua governor Reyes Baeza,and that's what got him free!! No matter what the Dept. of state tells you Medina,Mr Richardson got you free!!
Serrano Red

Perryton, TX

#73 Apr 28, 2013
maybe the population in mexihole will be erased
Serrano Red

Perryton, TX

#74 Apr 28, 2013
IOpenMyLegs wrote:
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Do not you know how to read SU.C.KER?
This forum is about the Drug War NOT Ilegal inmigration.
Get your AZZ out of here
you are a rude sunauvabitch

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