"The Un-Official Border Blotter"
(audio version)

"The Un-Official Border Blotter"
seeks to fill the void created by the U.S Customs and Border Protection's
decision to stop reporting border incidents to the public in a concise manner.

"The Un-Official Border Blotter" chronicles day-to-today border incidents related to drug and human smuggling....obtained from official and un-official sources.

"The Un-Official Border Blotter" documents border incidents from a portion of the busy Tucson Sector (map) (262 border miles), however, this is just a small sampling of smuggling activity occurring at any one time all along the entire US/Mexico border (1, 1,933 border miles),
 

Note:  As part of an ongoing effort to assess border security,  a group of Concerned Citizens have been monitoring law enforcement radio traffic in southern Arizona, producing detail statistics ( click on links below)....
under the auspices of "The Un-Official Border Blotter".

Incident Map  - (Cumulative since January 1, 2012)
Incident Chart  - (Cumulative since August 1, 2012)
Incident Analysis - (Cumulative since January 1, 2012)
Incident Summary - (Cumulative since January 1, 2012)
Trend Chart  - (Cumulative since August 1, 2012)

Up to this point, the actual audio broadcasts have not generally been made available, however,  with a neglected border security program, pay cuts for Border Patrol Agents looming, and a Criminal Entry Forgiveness plan in the works, it's time to get this information out.  Listen below to the actual words of the people who are on the front lines of combatting smuggling along our southern border. This is the next evolution beyond first hand accounts , pictures, and video in documenting the porous US/Mexico.  Security at the border is far from being under control.

The listener is left decide if this sounds like a "Secure Border" or more like "the Little Dutch Boy with his finger in the Dike" !

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** Note: Below is a 5 day sampling of recent actual un-encrypted U.S. Border Patrol radio traffic broadcast "in the clear" from the busy Tucson Border Patrol Sector.  Because most Border Patrol radio broadcasts are encrypted, it is estimated that this audio represents only 20-30% of the total radio traffic in any given time frame.

 (click on hi-lighted links below to play audio clips)

** 02/07/13 - 0000  thru 02/07/13 - 2400 - 245 Bodies, 26 groups
--20 Minutes of condensed audio for the day.
-- The following group sizes were enumerated in the audio link below:
-- 3,15,4,4,5,4,2,36,5,2,4,10,3,10,8,18,15,3,20,14,15,14,16,4,8,3
(Note: mention of Illegal Aliens running across a golf course - probably at Tubac off of I-19, north of Nogales, AZ )
http://www.secureborderintel.org/BorderBlotter/BorderAudio020713.wav

(Note :  Link below to additional LE/smuggling activity - BLM "Operation ROAM" (Reclaim Our Arizona Monuments)
http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/law-enf/2013_serious_incident.html

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**02/09/13 - 0000  thru 02/09/13 - 2400 - 200 Bodies, 22 groups
-- 9  Minutes of condensed audio for the day.
-- The following group sizes were enumerated in the audio link below:   (P=Drug packers, A = Armed Individuals)
-- 2,5,20,6P,8,6,16,7,50,10,8,3,5,4,3,7,7,3A,20,2,7,1
http://www.secureborderintel.org/BorderBlotter/BorderAudio020913.wav

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** 02/10/13 - 0000  thru 02/10/13 - 2400 - 336 Bodies, 23 groups
-- 9  Minutes of condensed audio for the day.
-- The following group sizes were enumerated in the audio link below:   (P=Drug packers)
--  50, 7,28,9,20,30,3,6,21,15,20,5,30,5,1,3,10P,12P,2,8P,6,40,2, 3 Mexican Military w/long arms
http://www.secureborderintel.org/BorderBlotter/BorderAudio021013.wav

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-- 02/13/13- 0000  thru 02/13/13 - 2400 - 222  Bodies,  21 groups:
-- 14 Minutes of condensed audio for the day.
-- The following group sizes were enumerated in the audio link below:
-- 16,2,14,4,10,5,14,13,7,15+,15+,11,20,10,20,7,2,7,12,14,4
 (Note: mention Illegal Aliens running across a golf course - probably at Tubac off of I-19, north of Nogales, AZ )
http://www.secureborderintel.org/BorderBlotter/BorderAudio021313.wav

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-- 02/20/13 - 0000  thru  02/20/13 - 2400 -  61 bodies, 15 groups
Note: Extreme weather (rain, ice, snow, high winds)  hampered enforcement efforts.... no aircraft up at all.
-- 5  Minutes of condensed audio for the day.
-- The following group sizes were enumerated in the audio link below:
--  2,17,2, (2 AK-47s), (southbound vehicle loaded with weapons), 6, 2P,2P,1,2,5,5,3,5,6       (P=Packers)
http://www.secureborderintel.org/BorderBlotter/BorderAudio022013.wav


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