Counterfeit documents are Paper Weapons. The first weapon a terrorist needs
to "FIT IN" in the United States is a document. Once he has this weapon and
cover he can then go about his business of causing great harm to the United
States and its citizens.
Castorena Leija-Sanchez crime organization is the major supplier of counterfeit
documents/paper weapons in the United States. They
are based in Mexico and have been operating in the United States for 17 years.
They are in every major US city and earn approx.300 million dollars per year.
They also deal in drugs and human smuggling. They are the new
following information on the site deals with the history of this terrorist
group who they are, how they operate, and what is being done to expose them
and bring them to justice.
most important is the story of Suad
Leija, the step daughter of the founder of this terrorist group. She has
been assisting the government in their prosecution, identifying the key family
members and giving the complete history from the beginning of this
organization. You will see her early life as the organization grew. you will
see her life as a young woman, you will see her life as she became the target
of an effort to infiltrate her family to use their vast American computer
database to track terrorists that have used the organization for counterfeit
documents/paper weapons in the United States.
Until last year, the alleged connection between
the Castorena and Leija-Sanchez families was relatively unknown. The link
became clear in November, when ICE agents arrested Manuel Leija-Sanchez. It
solidified when Suad arrived in the U.S. from Mexico earlier this year to
assist U.S. agents in identifying family members.
organization is suspected of making hundreds of millions of dollars a year in
sales of fraudulent documents, ''said Dean Boyd, spokesman for Immigration and
Customs Enforcement in Washington, D.C. "They typically charge between $80 and
$200 per document, depending on the quality.''
ICE agents have
connected fraudulent documents made by the Castorenas to the Leija-Sanchez family. The two
families have worked together since their organization got its start in Los
Angeles in the mid-1980s.
"Back then, they were
one of the few organizations to have industrialized printing presses,'' Boyd
said. "They had the card stock and the technology
that allowed for mass production. Other organizations depended on them for the
industrialized printing press, and that's when their business started
100 key members
oversee cells of 10 to 20 individuals in cities across the United
in document fraud, human smuggling and narcotics trafficking
Documents were linked to more than 400
investigations and seizures in more than 50 cities in 33 states.
American Express attributed $2 million in losses to
the family fraud business.
In Denver, ICE
investigations have led to the criminal prosecution of more than 50
Director of Investigations Marcy Forman, the Castorena-Leija organization,
which can provide forged documents to terrorists
intent on violating national security, is one of the largest and most
sophisticated counterfeiter networks.