A double agent helps net corrupt immigration official

Trafficking of drugs and humans is run from inside the US, writes Ceci Connolly in El Paso, Texas. Full Story
What The Hell

United States

#1 Sep 19, 2010
"Everybody makes mistakes" she said?
I hope she enjoys her new friends in the gray-bar-hotel!
Getting Ahead

United States

#2 Jan 10, 2013
As stated previously, in a very recent thread that has mysteriously disappeared from this forum, corrupt agents move up the career ladder faster because they seldom get complaints. I wonder who was "offended" by such facts and honesty.

These aforementioned, corrupt agents also seem to get an extraordinary number of "commendations" from "the public," and these letters in an employee's file have a lot of weight when it comes to giving out the awards and promotions.

Once upon a time, a new employee reported to the Nogales, AZ port of entry and was immediately given a stern warning that "they" are organized. He later learned that the warning meant that life in such places will be much easier if you "go with the flow" and not "make any ripples." "They" are definitely organized, and the Garnica case is just one example of the fact that smuggling from Mexico cannot exist without co-conspirators on the U.S side of the border.

Part of "their" organization's tactic is to see to it that the right people rise to power in such strategic places. As bureaucracies grow more rapidly under the Obama Administration, so will corruption—but exponentially.
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#3 Jan 10, 2013
This was not just a mistake as she put it. It was a well thought out plan to break laws. Maybe one time and that is too many. But the same mistake over and over that made her wealthy.

The sad part as I have said before is that the people being caught are with Hispanic last names. Of the possible 177 agents that are being investigated or suspected in another article I read I would be willing to bet that 95% or more are Hispanic after reading reports of those that have been caught previously. They have connections with family or friends in Mexico. Let's also face it, the Mexican cartels are more then likely going to do their negotiations with someone named Gonzales then Smith. It is also likely that Hispanics would be hired. In El Paso most of the people I see there are Hispanic. When I go to the golden corral to eat in El Paso it is probably 95%.

I think that they should do lie detector tests on all employees that work at the border. I mean all of them. If it is at all feasible. I am just seeing that the ACLU might get involved in that one. That is why I say all of them.

In all the arrests I have read in the El Paso Times and other newspapers, what I wrote above fits what is happening to a tee.

For all those agents that risk their lives to protect the borders of the USA. I wish you health and a long life. For those scumbags that are working with the cartels to poison America and break the laws of the USA, may you wrought in jail.

Some of the best officers are also Hispanic because they can speak both English and Spanish and have a report with the Mexican community that live near the border, and cross it in great numbers. So it can be a double edge sword. They just need to do more work on catching the bad guys.

If she had two hummers and a lavish house with a pool that might be an indication something was not right.

This is just one example of how the Cartels are making roads into the USA. They have their connections even at the ports of entry now. The corruption in Mexico is working at the border for the drug cartels.
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#4 Jan 10, 2013
One other thing. If they suspected her why did they leave her to work in a crossing booth. Why not put her behind a desk inside an office or not directly as the border? Stupid is as stupid does.
Sirius

Querétaro, Mexico

#5 Jan 10, 2013
The sad part as I have said before is that the people being caught are with Hispanic last names. Of the possible 177 agents that are being investigated or suspected in another article I read I would be willing to bet that 95% or more are Hispanic after reading reports of those that have been caught previously. They have connections with family or friends in Mexico. Let's also face it, the Mexican cartels are more then likely going to do their negotiations with someone named Gonzales then Smith. It is also likely that Hispanics would be hired. In El Paso most of the people I see there are Hispanic. When I go to the golden corral to eat in El Paso it is probably 95%.
For me it will be a good idea that you could become US border patrol or customs officer only if you have Scandinavian, German or English names.

XD XD XD

PS.

What I don't understand is why the Cities in the Southwest do not evolve like Detroit, Baltimore or Saint Louis.
Sirius

Querétaro, Mexico

#6 Jan 10, 2013
CIA and Contras cocaine trafficking in the US

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
navigation, search Central Intelligence AgencyThe involvement of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in cocaine trafficking in Central America during the Reagan Administration as part of the Contra war in Nicaragua has been the subject of several official and journalistic investigations since the mid-1980s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_and_Contras_...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_Drug_Traffic...

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Look, there is a story of a Mexican journalist that was writting a book about drug trafficking, there in the 80s or early 90s, which obtained an invitation to visit I don't remember if the DEA headquarters in the USA. The director of the DEA showed him proudly a Map of the USA and Mexico, in which the supposed routes of drugs ran all over the Mexican territory: Large blue lines, from different thickness according to the assessed volume of movement, very detailed. This lines went from the South of Mexico to the border of the USA. Very proud was the director of the DEA, while he showed the Map to the Mexican journalist.

- And from the border... what are the major routes and the logistics of the shipments of drugs?

Was the best question the jounalist could utter seeing the map.

The DEA director got angry at the question, and interview ended abruptly.

Don't worry, a good Mexican goverment will know what to do so the drugs will not be a problem of Mexico. We wait for that.

PS.

Anyway, for me it will still be a good experiment that all Latino border agents will be changed for Anglos. See it that works.
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#7 Jan 10, 2013
Sirius wrote:
<quoted text>
For me it will be a good idea that you could become US border patrol or customs officer only if you have Scandinavian, German or English names.
XD XD XD
PS.
What I don't understand is why the Cities in the Southwest do not evolve like Detroit, Baltimore or Saint Louis.
All of the cities you mention have bad areas. So do many cities in the Southwest. Lake LA and Phoenix, and Arizona. They are like those cities but you can see how Mexicans really push for civil rights violations in the Southwest. Look at Arizona as an example.

In Mexico I have only seen Mexicans working as Aduana's. No white looking, Chinese, black or other ethnicity.

In the big inner cities it is hard to bribe officials and they are caught much easier. I was not saying they should have Scandinavian, German or English names. I was just pointing out the obvious. Maybe some suggestions on how to curtail it would be the better thing to do. For example if you had limited funds for undercover stings you would probably center the investigation toward the demographic that was committing the crimes in a certain area. For instance in the big inner cities you mention I would guess there would be more police coverage in the poorer city areas then in the more affluent areas because their is more crime. More police would be afforded those areas then others with less crime.

If you were going to go deer hunting you would be best off doing it in the mountains then say in the desert. Now if you were hunting Javelina you would adjust your area to hunt in the desert. It all just makes common sense. There is definitely a connection more-so on the border between Hispanic Americans and Mexican criminals. There are tie's and of course the money aspect. Obviously it is a small percentage in comparison to all the good Hispanic American people that work on the border. But it just takes a few to create a lot of damage to the security at the border. 177 is more then a few that are now being investigated. Obviously they have laws to protect them so it makes them harder to catch. These people could be passing through terrorists for their greed.

Just like in Mexico. It only takes a small percentage of the cartels and criminals to create hell for all the good people of Mexico. Even whole pueblos are at their mercy.

How many shops do you go into in Mexico where they have gang members that are tattooed from head to toe with tear drops under their eyes working the cash registers or on the floor? How come they are not being hired as police officers. Common sense comes into play. Same as in the USA.

I had a construction company in the USA and I did business with a lot of older people. Many would be scared to death if I hired someone that looked the part of a criminal of any color. Many wanted someone working on their house that spoke English, so they could communicate with them on the jobs. I was approached also by the Utah State prison, to have people working for me on as part of their rehabilitation, on a work release program. They would have been in and out of peoples homes. I would not allow that to happen on one of my customers jobs, and if my customers knew they would be very unhappy.

Sometimes you do things that make sense for you, your family, your company or the people that put their trust in you. Why doesn't the government work the same way? They need to watch over their people and they should have more authority to do so. They take away my right to not to have my car or body searched, and have my computer searched, and more at the border. They do not need a warrant to search or x-ray my car. That being said for all ethnicity. So why should government employees at the border be any different then the citizens. They have more opportunities to create bigger crimes then the average citizen, as they have a badge and the power. They oddly have their civil rights to back them at the border but the average citizen does not.
Concderned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#8 Jan 11, 2013
Sirius wrote:
<quoted text>
For me it will be a good idea that you could become US border patrol or customs officer only if you have Scandinavian, German or English names.
XD XD XD
PS.
What I don't understand is why the Cities in the Southwest do not evolve like Detroit, Baltimore or Saint Louis.
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2013/01/citizen...

Sirius. I thought all the violence was on the Northern Border. Is this pueblo or city in Mexico, Mexico? Lot's of problems and so fed up they have 500 citizens armed. Sounds like more then just your weekly drive by shooting going on there. Why are you not so up on what is happening in your area. they say it has been going on for a long time. Hope this catches on in all cities in Mexico. No trials and get the criminals as the crimes go down. If the police would do their jobs this would not be going on.

This is happening all over Mexico. My ex-wife is from Tabasco. Her mother and family says crime and drug crime is off the charts there.

Hatter

El Paso, TX

#9 Jan 11, 2013
Travel to other regions of the US , before making this totally unfounded comment. The only reason there is more smuggling along the southwest is because of the transportation.
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#10 Jan 11, 2013
I lived in the USA. There are many places you can live without fear of having to arm yourself. Since I live in Mexico And know what goes on here also having gone from the border to Mexico all my life I am sure I know what I am talking about. Every single pueblo in and around Chihuahua has Narco's. All of them. I am talking the whole state of Chihuahua. I am talking about Mexico because this is the Mexico forum. I can drive all over the USA and into small towns without worrying. Just certain areas are not safe. People know where those are.

I am just commenting on this because Sirius say's all the crime is on the border's and that it is safer further South. He say's that it is the corrupt people of the Northern Mexico that are Mexico's problem people. In reality almost all the big cartels are from Southern Mexico and because their trade routes are to the North they have brought their product, violence and people to the citizens that do not want it here. All drugs come from the South and come on very few roads to the North. They bottleneck into the big cities on the borders. If they could stop these drug dealers coming from the South then the Northern border towns would be better off. Don't you agree. They are fighting over these routes and crossing areas. All roads lead to big cities North, and it is safer to transport the drugs in areas where more people are around.

I am telling you there is not a safe town in Mexico right now unless it is a resort. Mexico city is like New York but on steroids. My friend just went there and he was told to not wear any jewelry. The first store he came out of a guy put a gun to his head and demanded his watch. It was a $20 watch so no big deal.

Everywhere in Mexico I have traveled I have been hit up for Mordida, In Mexico City also, and was almost executed just outside of Mazatlan in Cosala. I have seen bodies hanging from bridges, people laying dead on the side of the road, narco banners and more. I have had friends and acquaintances killed all over Mexico. In the last 3 years to many to count on my fingers. Never in all my travels in 58 years in the USA did I run into any of these things or even worried. In driving from the border to Southern Mexico you are taking a big gamble. You can drive from coast to coast in the USA and not worry. There is a huge difference and if you try to compare the two countries together you do not know what is going on in Mexico right now.

Look at everything that is happening over the shootings in Connecticut. Everybody is shocked and this will be remembered forever. Look at the 72 immigrants killed down here and the 72 people killed in the casino. It happens so much here it is expected and nobody really thinks much of it when it happens and after. Except the families. Go look in the internet and you can find the names of every person killed in Columbine and the trade towers. Look on the internet and see if you can find the names of all the people slaughtered in the Casinos's and the immigrants that were killed. How about the 300 mass graves just recently found in Durango.

I live here and knowing what is going on down here I would not drive to Mexico City from Chihuahua. I would in a heartbeat without even thinking about it drive from California to Florida.

You cannot even begin to compare the two if that is what you are trying to do.

There is a girl working at the Dollar Store that has had 16 members of her family killed in Mexico and will not go back to Mexico. If you do not believe me it is the one on Donaphin (?) and just off Mesa if you want to follow up. You know anybody in the USA that you can just walk up up to and hear horror stories like that. I hear them all the time from Mexicans now living in El Paso that used to live in Mexico.

She feels safe in the USA even living that close to Juarez.
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#11 Jan 11, 2013
Hatter wrote:
Travel to other regions of the US , before making this totally unfounded comment. The only reason there is more smuggling along the southwest is because of the transportation.
It is not unfounded. Most people that are killed in Mexico have to be buried within 48 hours by law. Doe's not give much time to get the records straight and file a report. You think that all the cities have police stations where they have computers and file dearth reports. Not even close. The numbers of people killed in Mexico are so under reported that it is not even funny. Everyone knows what is happening along the border because it is so close to the USA. But headlines rarely make waves in Southern Mexico. So many of the towns are so isolated they do not want to make waves or report anything for fear of being killed. Just bury them and get on with life.

That's why they keep finding mass graves. They keep filling them up without any opposition from the police. Everyone is scared to do anything. I am happy to read about the Pueblo in Mexico standing up and doing something. Because no one else will.
What

United States

#12 Jan 11, 2013
Concerned wrote:
I lived in the USA. There are many places you can live without fear of having to arm yourself. Since I live in Mexico And know what goes on here also having gone from the border to Mexico all my life I am sure I know what I am talking about. Every single pueblo in and around Chihuahua has Narco's. All of them. I am talking the whole state of Chihuahua. I am talking about Mexico because this is the Mexico forum. I can drive all over the USA and into small towns without worrying. Just certain areas are not safe. People know where those are.
I am just commenting on this because Sirius say's all the crime is on the border's and that it is safer further South. He say's that it is the corrupt people of the Northern Mexico that are Mexico's problem people. In reality almost all the big cartels are from Southern Mexico and because their trade routes are to the North they have brought their product, violence and people to the citizens that do not want it here. All drugs come from the South and come on very few roads to the North. They bottleneck into the big cities on the borders. If they could stop these drug dealers coming from the South then the Northern border towns would be better off. Don't you agree. They are fighting over these routes and crossing areas. All roads lead to big cities North, and it is safer to transport the drugs in areas where more people are around.
I am telling you there is not a safe town in Mexico right now unless it is a resort. Mexico city is like New York but on steroids. My friend just went there and he was told to not wear any jewelry. The first store he came out of a guy put a gun to his head and demanded his watch. It was a $20 watch so no big deal.
Everywhere in Mexico I have traveled I have been hit up for Mordida, In Mexico City also, and was almost executed just outside of Mazatlan in Cosala. I have seen bodies hanging from bridges, people laying dead on the side of the road, narco banners and more. I have had friends and acquaintances killed all over Mexico. In the last 3 years to many to count on my fingers. Never in all my travels in 58 years in the USA did I run into any of these things or even worried. In driving from the border to Southern Mexico you are taking a big gamble. You can drive from coast to coast in the USA and not worry. There is a huge difference and if you try to compare the two countries together you do not know what is going on in Mexico right now.
Look at everything that is happening over the shootings in Connecticut. Everybody is shocked and this will be remembered forever. Look at the 72 immigrants killed down here and the 72 people killed in the casino. It happens so much here it is expected and nobody really thinks much of it when it happens and after. Except the families. Go look in the internet and you can find the names of every person killed in Columbine and the trade towers. Look on the internet and see if you can find the names of all the people slaughtered in the Casinos's and the immigrants that were killed. How about the 300 mass graves just recently found in Durango.
I live here and knowing what is going on down here I would not drive to Mexico City from Chihuahua. I would in a heartbeat without even thinking about it drive from California to Florida.
You cannot even begin to compare the two if that is what you are trying to do.
There is a girl working at the Dollar Store that has had 16 members of her family killed in Mexico and will not go back to Mexico. If you do not believe me it is the one on Donaphin (?) and just off Mesa if you want to follow up. You know anybody in the USA that you can just walk up up to and hear horror stories like that. I hear them all the time from
She feels safe in the USA even living that close to Juarez.
I wouldn't drive in the northeast with the tea baggers and the devils triangle

Since: Aug 10

El Paso, TX

#13 Jan 11, 2013
This is why there shouldn't be any anchor baby border patrol agents. It's just too easy for them to do this.
Concerned

Chihuahua, Mexico

#14 Jan 11, 2013
What wrote:
<quoted text>
I wouldn't drive in the northeast with the tea baggers and the devils triangle
Now that is funny!!

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