Tag: Mexico

Edinburg Rollover Is Larger Human Smuggling Issue

That’s right a rollover and numerous other car accidents have resulted in serious injuries and in one case, a fatality involving human smuggling. Within the last couple of months the number of accidents related to human trafficking has increased dramatically in South of Texas. In the month of November alone, five immigrants originating from Mexico lost their lives in a police pursuit in Falfurrias. A similar incident occurred yesterday in Edinburg near the intersection of Mon Mack and Monte Cristo streets where fortunately no lives were lost, but several people were injured. The white van was said to be...

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Mexico On Country-Wide Alert Following Stolen Radioactive Shipment

A country-wide alert has now been eased after a stolen shipment of extremely dangerous radioactive material has been recovered. The stolen shipment was found this afternoon. Just hours after two armed men tied up the driver, taking that truck with radioactive material just outside Mexico City. The international atomic energy agency says the truck was carrying cobalt-60. Used to treat cancer, but can potentially be used to make a dirty bomb. There are questions over whether the thieves knew what they were stealing.  Luckily, officials say nobody was in...

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6 Inmates killed in Reynosa Prison Riot

Several people are killed at a prison along a Mexican border city. We’re told it stems from tensions between inmates escalating into an eruption of violence.¬†According to The Monitor, six men were killed with makeshift shanks at the hands of fellow inmates yesterday evening at the Reynosa state prison. Three suspects, also inmates, have been detained. The violent brawl was reportedly due to ongoing hostilities between inmates boiling...

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Reynosa Kidnappings Center On Drug Cartels

Dozens of kidnapping victims have been released from Reynosa, Tamaulipas and one American citizen among those captured. Federal officials say 61 kidnap victims were released yesterday– among them 53 central Americans, seven Mexican, and one U.S. Citizen, three of the victims were children. Four suspects kidnappers are also in custody. Mexican authorities say drug cartels are usually behind the abductions, frequently using migrants seeking to come to the U.S. as ransom but they add, kidnapping Americans is relatively...

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