#AceNewsReport – Sept.10: On September 2, at approximately 7:46 p.m., agents apprehended an undocumented individual within minutes of illegally entering the United States in the city of Calexico. The individual was transported to the El Centro Sector Processing Center for further processing.
#AceDailyNews reports that MS-13 Gang Member Arrested by USBP Agents of the El Centro Sector on Tuesday for trying to illegally enter the United States
Last modified: September 8, 2021: Release Date: September 8, 2021
Records checks revealed that Luis Ramon Maradiaga, a 42-year-old Nicaraguan national, is a documented member of the MS-13 gang. Maradiaga has multiple re-entries after deportation and was previously ordered removed from the U.S. by an immigration judge.
U.S. Border Patrol will process Maradiaga accordingly.
#AceNewsReport – Aug.19: NIAMEY/DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 18 August 2021 – “UNICEF is deeply shocked and outraged by the terrible attacks against children and families by unidentified armed groups in the village of Darey-dey, in the rural commune of Banibangou, Tillabery region, in western Niger that took place on 16 August 2021.
#AceDailyNews report: Statement by UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Marie-Pierre Poirier saying we are saddened to confirm that at least 37 civilians – including thirteen children aged 15 to 17 and four women – were killed and several others were injured.
“We express our deepest sympathy to the victims, families and communities impacted by these brutal attacks.
“It is the third attack that occurred in this village this year. Conditions on the ground remain extremely dangerous for children.
“Insecurity is spreading at a rapid pace in Niger. Attacks in the region of Tillabery, and along the borders with Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria have led to significant displacement and continue to wreak havoc on the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.
“In conflict-affected areas, the places children rely on for protection and support – including schools, health facilities and protection services – have also come under attack.
“UNICEF and others have repeatedly called for the protection of civilians, in particular children and women, and for the respect of international humanitarian law. Killing children is a grave violation of human rights.
“The continuing conflict, repeated attacks, and access restrictions due to insecurity and violence are also hampering our ability to reach those most in need.
“UNICEF remains committed to take all measures to ensure the safety of children and their families and to reduce the suffering of the victims.
“UNICEF strongly urges all parties to stop attacks on children and their families and keep them out of harm’s way.”
About the humanitarian situation in Niger
Conflict, displacement, food insecurity, malnutrition, recurrent disease epidemics and outbreaks, cyclical floods and droughts in Niger have put more than 3.8 million people, including 2.1 million children, in need of humanitarian assistance. Find out more here
“We want to apologise to the young people identified in this report and any others where the actions of agencies in Bradford has failed to protect them from child sexual exploitation.”
One of the victims highlighted in the report, referred to as Anna, was placed into the care of foster parents whose son was her abuser.
Anna was then forced into an Islamic wedding with her abuser after becoming pregnant at the age of fifteen, all of which, she claimed, was sanctioned by Bradford authorities.
“While in the ‘care’ of these adults, she was subjected to further sexual abuse and exploitation, domestic abuse, including assaults and coercion and what we would now recognise as domestic slavery,” the report revealed.
Anna said that the agencies “just ignored the abuse”, destroying her childhood.
Anti-abuse campaigner Maggie Oliver, who quit the Greater Manchester Police in 2012 in order to expose the grooming scandal in Rochdale, said of the review: “It’s another apology where they say lessons will be learned and all the rest of it.”
“We’re now 15 years on and as a result of what I learned after resigning, I started the Maggie Oliver Foundation where we help survivors and victims of child abuse every single day,” she told GB News.
“I can tell you that in the last six months, we are dealing with 31 cases from West Yorkshire, alone.
“Bradford is just another case, this is going on everywhere. What we’re finding in the foundation is that the worst cases that we are aware of are West Yorkshire and in [Greater Manchester]”.
Another victim cited in the latest review, Fiona Goddard — who waived her life-long right to anonymity — said that the Bradford police and council had many opportunities to stop her abuse and “nip it in the bud” but they “never did”.
Goddard, who was the victim of sexual abuse by the 2008 Bradford grooming gangs, said: “I reported it multiple times – physical abuse, sexual abuse or rapes – and they were never followed up on.”
In 2019, nine Bradford men, Basharat Khaliq, Saeed Akhtar, Naveed Akhtar, Parvaze Ahmed, Zeeshan Ali, Fahim Iqbal, Izar Hussain, Mohammed Usman and Kieran Harris were convicted of rape and inciting child prostitution against girls as young as fourteen years old starting in 2008.
The jury in the trial heard that local authorities were aware that at least one of the girl victims in the case was “being picked up by multiple Asian males in smart cars”.
One of the victims in the case told the court: “I struggle to leave the house due to anxiety which prevents me from living a full life, and have spent my adult life on medication,” adding that “the drug and alcohol misuse has had a large effect on my health, such as abnormal liver function.”
Maggie Oliver said that the survivors of grooming gangs and other child abuse crimes feel as if they have no one to turn to, saying: “They’re being blamed, they’re being ignored. There are cover-ups and there is a lack of concern.
“These children are in care they are taken away from homes because they are deemed to be at risk. I would argue that they are being put into situations that are even more risky than when they’re in their own home”
“It destroys lives and it’s about time that we did something as a country to address it.”
#AceDailyNews says that ‘New Self-Defense Militia’Appears in Chiapas, Mexico to Fight and just like the Zapatista rebels before them, the indigenous people of the state in southern Mexico they have taken up arms, though this time they said it was to beat back the organised crime gangs plaguing their communities.
Tearful Mexican cartel chief threatens government after mother’s detention
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – One of the most wanted Mexican cartel leaders threatened the government and his arch-foes in highly unusual video messages, including one where he can be seen fighting back tears after his mother was detained over the weekend.
Jose “El Marro” Yepez is the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, which has been a thorn in the side of President Andres Lopez Obrador’s government due to his gang’s industrial-scale siphoning of petroleum from state-run oil company Pemex.
In one of the videos widely shared on social media, Yepez can be seen lashing out against the government after his mother was allegedly arrested in a major security operation in the city of Celeya in Mexico’s bloodiest state, Guanajuato.
“I’m going to be a stone in your shoe. I’m going to blow up, you will see,” Yepez, wearing jeans with a rifle slung over his shoulder, said in the video. Reuters was not able to independently verify the videos.
Mexican security forces on Sunday said they arrested members of an organised crime group in a raid in Celeya, where they found about 1 kilogram of a substance resembling methamphetamine and 2 million pesos ($88,000).
“Among the detainees are Maria “N”, Juana “N” and Rosalba “N”, alleged financial operators of the criminal organization,” Mexico’s security agencies said in a joint statement, without naming the Santa Rosa cartel or its leader.
El Universal newspaper said Yepez’ mother, sister and girlfriend were all arrested.
Yepez said he feared the authorities would frame his mother as one of the leaders of the cartel. “In my mother’s and my people name…I don’t fear you,” he said.
Yepez also said he could form a coalition with the Sinaloa cartel or other crime groups in the north to fight Santa Rosa’s arch-foe Jalisco New Generation cartel, which has been on a bloody expansion drive to take over rivals’ territories across the country.
Reporting by Diego Ore; writing by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Lisa Shumaker
#AceNewsReport – July.09: Reece Modeste, 25, of Dunlin Drive, St Mary’s Island appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 11 June charged with possessing crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply.
#AceDailyNews reports that at least 20-people have been arrested by officers from the County Lines and Gangs Team: Included in the arrests was a man who was stopped in Great Lines, Chatham on Thursday, 10 June 2021 after it was suspected he may be dealing drugs. A subsequent search revealed around 20 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin and he is due before Maidstone Crown Court on July.09: 2021:
Another arrest by the team resulted in a court appearance. At 11.30am on Tuesday 15 June 2021, officers in plain clothes saw three men acting suspiciously near Terrace Road. One of the men was stopped and searched and a man was arrested. Enquiries led the officers to a flat in Terrace Road which they searched. The team recovered a quantity of heroin and crack cocaine.
Adam Haddock of Tonbridge Road, Maidstone was later charged with possession of cocaine with intent to supply and possession of heroin with intent to supply.
On Wednesday 16 June, Mr Haddock aged 33, was remanded by Medway Magistrates’ Court to appear at a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on a date to be confirmed.
A dealer from Sevenoaks is beginning a four-year prison sentence after being identified as running a county line. Bradley Wynter, 32, of Devonshire Road, Forest Hill was linked to a mobile phone offering drugs for sale in Sevenoaks. The number used by Wynter was linked to a specific phone known as the ‘Flipz’ line between February and May 2021. Enquiries revealed that Bradley Wynter owned the phone and regularly travelled from London to Sevenoaks in hire cars to sell heroin and crack cocaine.
A search warrant was executed at Wynter’s home address on 12 May 2021. Inside the premises, officers seized the phone that had been used to send the messages along with almost five and a half grams of crack cocaine and heroin. The drugs had an estimated street value of around £500.
Wynter was arrested and later charged with being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine, being concerned in the supply of heroin, possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply and possessing heroin with intent to supply.
He pleaded guilty at Maidstone Crown Court and on Thursday 17 June, 32-year-old Wynter was sentenced to four years and four months’ imprisonment.
Also starting a prison sentence is Armani Hemley, 28, of Ethronvi Road, Bexleyheath, Greater London who was charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to supply and dangerous driving. In 2020, detectives found that a specific phone, known as the AJ line, was being used to offer class A drugs to users in the town. Investigations identified that Hemley was in the possession of the phone and used different cars to travel to Kent to deliver the drugs.
On 30 June, officers attended an address in Bermondsey, Greater London. As they approached, Hemley attempted to run from the premises, throwing a package over a wall. He was detained and when the package was examined it was found to contain 82 wraps of heroin and 161 deals of crack cocaine. The officers also seized £180 from a bag he was carrying and a mobile phone that was later proven to be the AJ line.
The 28-year-old pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court and on Friday 25 June 2021, was sentenced to five years and ten months’ imprisonment. He was also disqualified from driving for a total of five years.
Detective Superintendent Shaun White of Kent Police said: ‘The team have been relentless in pursuing county line dealers and doing everything possible to safeguard the vulnerable people targeted by these criminals: We will continue to use all the resources available to us to target and dismantle the county line drug dealing network operating in the county. The people behind these criminal gangs have a detrimental impact on the quality of life for residents and prey on vulnerable people: ‘ My team will continue to disrupt these dealers and do everything in their power to put dealers behind bars.’
#AceNewsServices – EL SALVADOR (Ilopango) – September 07 – Marvin Gonzalez waves to shopkeepers as he enjoys a morning walk through the sunny, working-class resort of Ilopango.
His cellphone rings non-stop with residents seeking his support for anything from dealing with a drunk who won’t pay his bar bill to reporting an attempted rape. Gonzalez is not a police chief, nor a politician.
The 31-year-old plug of a man is the local leader of the Mara Salvatrucha, a gang formed by Central American immigrants in California and now designated by the U.S. as a transnational criminal organization.
#AceWorldNews says Australian police crack global money-laundering ring
Australian police said on Thursday they had cracked a major global money-laundering ring with operatives in more than 20 countries.
The funds were syphoned off to groups reported to include Hezbollah, AFP reported.
The Australian Crime Commission said more than $512 million of drugs and assets had been seized in a year-long sting codenamed Eligo. It targeted the offshore laundering of funds generated by outlaw motorcycle gangs, people-smugglers and others.