Kimberly Blough 6:28 p.m., March 9
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Border News Translations 23: Southbound Grenades Intercepted at Border
San Diego Red, a Baja and border local publication, reported that on April 12, 2011 according to official sources Mexican police officers supported by soldiers captured two men with two bags thrown from United States territory which were full of grenades and weapon mechanisms. During a presentation in Mexicali, B.C. state capital on the border with Calexico, California, U.S., General Alfonso Duarte, Commander of the second military region , and Alexander Monreal, head of the municipal police, explained that the capture occurred last night during a border patrol. The Chief of police explained that the incident occurred close to the border, "when the men were surprised while picking up the suitcases thrown from United States". He added the individuals tried to escape when they realized the police presence, but without success. Authorities noted that in the two cases were found 194 military type grenades of various types, 192 fuses and three boxes with mechanisms for various weapons such as AR-15 rifles and others. The police officials said he thought the grenades would be sent to the center of the country, and were similar to those used in a recent attack in Guadalajara.