(Columbus) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Columbus port of entry made an unusual discovery Thursday afternoon. They found a man lying face down in a shipment of red chile.
CBP agriculture specialists were initiating an examination of a commercial shipment of chile when they found a man sprawled out on top of the load, said Columbus Port Director Robert Reza. There was a bottle of tequila next to him and he appeared to be highly intoxicated when we encountered the subject.
The 35-year-old Mexican male told CBP officers he climbed into the commercial hopper while it was being staged in Mexico hoping to catch a ride to Chicago. His ill-fated journey to the United States lasted less than 100 yards when he was met by CBP. He was processed for expedited removal and returned to Mexico. CBP agriculture specialists continued their exam without incident and released the shipment and notified the importer of their unexpected discovery.
While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.
Mimbres Valley Escrow 507 S. Gold Deming.
(Deming) – The state is taking over Mimbres Valley Escrow.
Orders for declaratory judgment and permanent injunctive relief were filed Friday against Mimbres Valley Escrow Services and owners Anna and Jesus Delgado.
The orders, filed in the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe, state that Mimbres Valley Escrow has been conducting its business in an unsafe and injurious manner… has been conducting its business in violation of the Escrow Company Act and accompanying regulations… that the assets or capital of the business are impaired… and that irreparable harm has occurred within the business.
The permanent injunction means the Delgados and their family members or agents are prohibited from entering Mimbres Valley
Escrow at 507 South Gold, removing documents from the business, or conducting business transactions as Mimbres Valley Escrow.
The order also states that the New Mexico Financial Institutions Division will oversee business management, auditing and
day-to-day business transactions for Mimbres Valley Escrow. The state was granted immediate access.
Mimbres Valley Escrow Services customers with questions about their accounts should call the state Financial Institutions
Division at 505-476-4692 or visit the website rld.state.nm.us/financialinstitutions.
Deming's hospital has been reaccredited by one of the leading agencies for quality and operating standards among health care providers.
Mimbres Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home received the reaccreditation from The Joint Commission following an unannounced, on-site evaluation in December.
The Joint Commission reportedly utilizes one of the most stringent sets of operating standards for health care facilities.
A team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated Mimbres Memorial for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
Onsite surveys also were conducted separately in the hospital laboratory and long term care areas, which also were reaccredited.
Mimbres Memorial C-E-O Steve Westenhofer said the seal of approval of The Joint Commission is the gold standard in the health care industry and is evidence of their commitment to the Deming community.
Westenhofer said the accreditation gives the local hospital the ability to say it is one of the best hospitals in the country.
The accreditation process is designed to help hospitals improve performance, raise the level of patient care, and demonstrate accountability in the rapidly changing health care marketplace.