Monday, December 20, 2010

VIOLENT MEX DRUG CARTEL IN D.C. - Our Open & Undefended Borders



Nine with ties to Mexican cartel charged
By Theola Labbe'-DeBose

Nine illegal immigrants from Mexico with ties to a violent drug cartel face federal charges after trying to set up a crystal methamphetamine operation in the Washington region, authorities said.

In a morning press conference at D.C. Police headquarters, Chief Cathy L. Lanier said the Washington region was an untapped market for the drug commonly known as crystal meth.

The defendants also have ties to "La Familia," an extremely violent Mexican drug cartel that exports drugs to the United States, said John P. Torres, special agent in charge of the Washington office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement . "They won't sell to their own Mexican citizens," Torres said.
The defendants were indicted Monday by a grand jury on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Authorities seized more than 50 pounds of crystal meth, a notable seizure for the region, Lanier said. The second highest amount seized in the area was about two pounds, she said. The street value of the seizure was estimated at more than $3.5 million.
"It's an open market here. No one has ever come in and taken a stronghold," Lanier said.
Additionally, the drug was not in its usual smaller form, which authorities refer to as "pebbles" but in a larger "icicle" form. "That means that this group is more sophisticated and better organized," Torres said.
The undercover operation began around Nov 15 with D.C. police and expanded to include federal authorities. Officials were sketchy on details, citing the need to protect an ongoing investigation, but said that D.C. Police became aware several weeks ago of the operation to bring crystal meth into Washington. One of the defendants, Esteban Almontes Rodriguez, 25, is a major cocaine and marijuana trafficker in the region, authorities said, likely for La Familia.
The operation spread down the Eastern seaboard and authorities eventually made arrests in Atlanta and Winston-Salem, NC.
In addition to Rodriguez, who most recently was of Temple Hills, the individuals facing charges are: Alberto Garcia Calderon, aka "Flaco" (skinny in Spanish), 36; Alejandro Quintana Cardenas, 25; and Moises Ramirez-Perez, who authorities believe is 19. Those men were arrested in North Carolina, and Calderon is believed to be the leader of the distribution route into Washington and the supplier of drugs for Rodriguez, according to an affidavit supporting the arrest warrants.
Georgia authorities arrested Alfonso Martinez-Cruz, 39; Jesus Bustos-Penaloza, 52; Felipe Alvarado-Ponce, 36; and Sergio Garcia-Virelas, 24. The ninth defendant, Jorge Lnu, is still at large.




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Obama Quietly Erasing Borders (Article)

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Obama quietly erasing borders
Dem administration advancing 'North American Union' agenda
Posted: December 15, 2010
10:20 pm Eastern

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

NOGALES, AZ - DECEMBER 10: U.S. agricultural inspector Mike Ollman questions a motorist entering the United States at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing on December 10, 2010 at Nogales, Arizona. Despite Arizona's tough immigration enforcement laws, thousands of Mexican citizens have permits to work in the U.S. and commute daily from their homes across the border in Mexico. Border crossings, known as ports of entry, are run by the U.S. Office of Field Operations, which is part of the department of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Port personnel are the face at the border for most visitors and cargo entering the United States and are authorized to stop, question, search and examine everyone entering the country. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Acting quietly, below the radar of U.S. public opinion and without congressional approval, the Obama administration is implementing a key policy objective of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, or SPP, to erase the border with Mexico and Canada.

The administration is acting under a State Department-declared policy initiative described in a March 23 fact sheet titled "United States-Mexico Partnership: A New Border Vision."

"Mexico and the United States have a shared interest in creating a 21st century border that promotes the security and prosperity of both countries," the State Department declared. "The U.S. and Mexican governments have launched a range of initiatives that challenge the traditional view of 'hold the line' and are developing a framework for a new vision of 21st centuryborder management."

At the same time, CTV News in Canada has obtained a draft copy of a declaration between the U.S. and Canada entitled "Beyond theBorder: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Competitiveness," to be implemented by a newly created Canadian-U.S. "Beyond the Border Working Group."

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The two documents strongly suggest the Obama administration is pursuing a stealth bureaucratic methodology to establish a common North Americanborder around the continent, encompassing the U.S., Canada and Mexico, while simultaneously moving to erase the borders between the U.S. and Mexico as well as between the U.S. and Canada.

Under the Bush administration's SPP, the U.S., Mexico and Canada organized some 20 different "shadow government" bureaucratic working groups composed of agency heads and undersecretaries in the three nations. The groups span a wide range of policy areas, from e-commerce, to aviation policy, toborders and immigration, trilateral travel, transportation, energy, environment, food and agriculture, health and financial services.

WND has reported since 2006 that a blueprint published in 2005 by the Council on Foreign Relations entitled "Building a North America Community" called for the establishment of a common security perimeter around North America by 2010 to facilitate the free movement of people, trade and capital between the three nations of North America.

In his 2001 book, "Toward a North American Community," American University professor Robert Pastor, a co-chair of the CFR blue ribbon committee that authored "Building a North American Community," called for the creation of a North American Commission, a North American Parliament, and a North American Court on Trade and Investment.

The language of the documents declaring "A New Border Vision" with Mexico and Canada could easily have been lifted directly from the CFR report or Pastor's book.

The 2005 CFR report "Building a North American Community" called on page xvii of the Foreword for the "establishment by 2010 of a North American economic and security perimeter, the boundaries of which would be defined by a common external tariff and an outer security perimeter."

CTV News reported that the language of the draft agreement specified that "A New Border Vision" for the U.S. and Canada would involve "a perimeter approach to security, working together within, at, and away from theborders of our two countries in a way that supports economic competitiveness, job creation and prosperity, and in a partnership to enhance our security and accelerate the legitimate flow of people and goods between our two countries."

Similarly, the U.S. State Department fact sheet calling for "A New Border Vision" with Mexico specified five areas of "joint border management, co-responsibility for cross-border crime, and shared commitment to the efficient flow of legal commerce and travel," namely: enhancing public safety, securing flows of people and goods, expediting legitimate commerce and travel, engaging border communities, and setting policy.

Under "setting policy," the State Department fact sheet with Mexico called for achieving rapid policy change through "an agile inter-agency process within each country as well as a means by which both governments can easily coordinate at a bi-national level."

This provides additional support for the conclusion that the bureaucratic "working groups" established under SPP in the Bush administration will continue to operate under Obama administration.

CTV News reported that the draft declaration of "A New Border Vision" with Canada similarly also specified a cross-border policy agenda, including:

* An integrated cargo security strategy;

* A joint approach to port and border security and screening;

* Cross-border sharing of information between law enforcement agencies;

* A closer working relationship between the two militaries in the event of emergencies;

* A new level of collaboration on preventing and recovering from counter attacks.

Affirming the continuance of the working group process, the draft declaration with Canada specifies the U.S. and Canada "intend to address threats at the earliest point possible, including outside the perimeter of our two countries."

The origin of the SPP can be traced to a trilateral summit meeting in Waco, Texas, March 23, 2005, between President George W. Bush, then-Mexican President Vicente Fox and then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.

At the end of the Waco summit, the three leaders simply declared that the U.S., Mexico and Canada were now in the Security and Prosperity Partnership, without the signing of any international agreement between the three countries or the ratifying of any trilateral treaty by the U.S. Senate.

The SPP in the administration of President Bush appeared designed to replicate the steps taken in Europe over a 50-year period following the end of World War II to transform an economic agreement under the European Common Market into a full-fledged regional government, operating as the European Union, with its own currency, the euro, functioning as the sole legitimate currency in what has become known as "the eurozone."

The concern was that under the SPP, the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, could evolve into a regional government, the North American Union, with a regional currency, the Amero, designed to replace the U.S. dollar, the Mexican peso and the Canadian dollar.

WND has reported analysts have believed the North American integration plan will proceed incrementally, largely below the radar, since the SPP was declared "dead" by one of its chief architects, American University Professor Robert A. Pastor, who for nearly 15 years has been a major proponent of building a "North American Community."

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And T.J. BONNER, president of the National Border Patrol Council, will weigh in on the federal government’s decision to pull nearly 400 agents from the U.S.-Mexican border. As always, Lou will take your calls to discuss the issues that matter most-and to get your thoughts on where America is headed.