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Baja & Border News Translations: Military Seizes Arsenal; Tourist Police Allegedly Take Bribe
Military Seizes Arsenal (Tijuana Press, 12/29/12, SEDENA Communiqué)
Culiacan, Sinaloa - The Secretariat of National Defense through commanders of the Military Zone informs the public in military Region III and 9/a on December 28, military troops in the jurisdiction of this territorial command, while carrying out land surveillance on Boulevard Rotarismo in the city of Culiacan, noted armed persons were found in a home and proceeded to carry out an inspection, locating in its interior the following:
- Nine long guns
- Five handguns
- A grenade launcher attachment
- 93 chargers for different weapons
- 13,788 cartridges of various calibers
- Four vehicles (one armored)
- A motorcycle
- Tactical equipment as well as miscellaneous documentation
The arrested were placed at the disposal of the relevant authorities. With these actions, the Mexican Army and Air Force endorse their commitment to our citizens, inviting the population in general to continue reporting any illicit activities, using telephone number (662) 285 10 32 24 hours a day. http://www.tijuanapress.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8539:militares-decomisan-arsenal-en-culiacan&catid=35:nacionales&Itemid=27
Tourist Police Allegedly Take Bribe (Tijuana Press, 12/29/12 by Nora Leticia Garcia)
Tijuana, BC - In process of being removed from the Corporation, are former municipal agents Erasmo García López and Jesus Alberto Perez Montiel, two former policemen attached to the tourist section of the Municipal police, accused of taking a bribe of 3,000 pesos ($231 US).
On Friday, the chief of the Ministry of Public Security Municipal (SSPM), Jesús Alberto Capella Ibarra, issued a release stating the reasons for which the policemen were dismissed. The document claimed they extorted money from Joel Domínguez.
Pascual was found with supposed false United States identification. After arrested, both agents were referred to for prosecution of the common law T01/3582/2012, indicated the SSPM report.
According to the complainant, Domínguez Pascual, went to submit the complaint at approximately 1 p.m. on December 28. He told authorities, he was walking in the company of David Ramírez Romero and Antonio Díaz Jacome, on calle Primera and Negrete when they were addressed by the defendants.
The official report said that during a precautionary review they found the complainant’s false identification. While before the municipal judge, Dominguez Pascual said he offered the agents 3,000 pesos in exchange for his freedom. He stated that Perez Montiel and García López after accepting the deal, brought him to a nearby alley where he was released, however his alleged false identification was not returned.
The report of the authorities indicated that the chief of the Corporation, upon learning of the facts ordered the arrest of the uniformed officers, for initiating the illegal act. http://www.tijuanapress.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8533:dan-de-baja-a-policias-de-la-turistica