Feds Nab Rogue Mexican Police Commander in New Orleans


By: Jim Kouri, CPP

While President Barack Obama visited Mexico City to meet with his counterpart regarding controlling guns being smuggled from the United States into Mexico, a former Mexican police commander wanted on multiple kidnapping charges was deported into the custody of Mexican authorities by US officials, according to a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.

Jaime Serrano-Sixtos, 49, was removed to Mexico on April 15 at the Stanton Street Bridge, which is part of the Port of El Paso. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested him April 7 in New Orleans.

Besides being a Mexican police official, Serrano-Sixtos is the alleged leader of a kidnapping extortion ring in Guanajuato, Mexico.

ICE agents received information anonymously that Serrano-Sixtos was in the New Orleans area. Last week they identified him from a Mexican “wanted” poster, and they arrested him as he left his apartment. Serrano-Sixtos insisted that the ICE agents were mistaken about his identity. However, Mexican authorities confirmed to ICE that he has been a fugitive since 2001.

Serrano-Sixtos, who entered the United States illegally, was charged administratively with US immigration violations.

“ICE works cooperatively with our Mexican counterparts to identify and locate individuals who hope to avoid prosecution by fleeing to the United States,” said Robert Jolicoeur, field office director for the ICE Office of Detention and Removal Operations in El Paso. “We won’t allow criminal aliens to use the United States as a safe haven from justice in their home countries.”

“I applaud ICE for the capture, but what is the Obama Administration doing about criminal aliens entering the US in large numbers? Has this country become Mexico’s penal colony?” asks political strategist Mike Barker.

Meanwhile, during his visit to Mexico, President Barack Obama said it’s critical for the United States to support Mexico’s efforts to take on drug cartels that have “plagued both sides of the border.”

After a meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Los Pinos, Mexico, Obama discussed the security partnership between the neighboring countries and the broader interests of the region.

“At a time when the Mexican government has so courageously taken on the drug cartels that have plagued both sides of the borders, it is absolutely critical that the United States joins as a full partner in dealing with this issue, both through initiatives like the Merida Initiative, but also on our side of the border, in dealing with the flow of guns and cash south,” he said. (my emphasis.)

The Merida Initiative will provide equipment and training in support of law enforcement operations and technical assistance to promote the long-term reform, oversight and professionalization of Mexico’s security agencies, according to the State Department.



Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he’s the former blog editor for the House Conservatives Fund’s weblog. Recently, the editors at Examiner.com appointed him as their Law Enforcement Examiner. Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for NewswithViews.com and PHXnews.com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 300 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. If you wish to receive Kouri’s emailed law enforcement and intelligence reports, write to him at COPmagazine@aol.com. Simply write “Free Subscription” on the subject line.

About The Author Jim Kouri, CPP:
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.
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