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Thursday, April 4, 2013

3 killed in Tijuana; 135 slayings this year

     The body of a man found shot 14 times was found late Tuesday night in the Divine Providence neighborhood in Playas de Tijuana and two badly beaten bodies were found early Wednesday in the eastern part of the city. One of two victims found in La Presa district appeared to have been strangled.
      Frontera reported that the three deaths bring to 135 the number of killings this year in Tijuana, with 43 of them occurring in March. Stories, Frontera (PDF).

Monday, April 1, 2013

Arellano Félix gunman sought in 2002 slaying of 2 policemen in Tijuana transferred to city's La Mesa prison

Officers had stopped Francisco Javier "El Tigrillo" Arellano Félix after a night of drinking that involved shooting up an electrical transformer outside a bar, El Mexicano reports

      An Arellano-Felix gunman sought in the 2002 slaying of two policemen in Tijuana has been transferred to the city's La Mesa prison after serving out an organized-crime sentence in Tabasco state, El Mexicano newspaper reported.
       Antonio "El As" Félix Quintero, 31, was brought to Tijuana to face charges that he killed state policeman Enrique Rivas Martínez, 32, and city policeman Carlos Enrique Martínez Espindola, 24, the paper said.
      In the early morning of Aug. 24, 2002, police stopped Francisco Javier "El Tigrillo" Arellano Félix and his girlfriend in a BMW following a night of drinking that involved shooting up an electrical transformer outside the Tangaloo disco, El Mexicano reported.
      Félix Quintero, traveling behind with other gang members in a Jeep Grand Cherokee, then killed the police officers with an automatic weapon, the paper said.
      Francisco Javier "El Tigrillo" Arellano Félix was captured in 2006 on a boat off the coast of Baja California Sur by U.S. authorities.
      Félix Quintero and three accomplices were later captured and charged Sept. 3, 2002 with violating Mexico's organized-crime laws, El Mexicano said. The paper said they served time in a prison in Villahermosa, Tabasco.
     Félix Quintero had various other nicknames and aliases in addition to his "El As" (The Ace) moniker, including "El 21."  
Story, Frontera (PDF). Story, El Sol de Tijuana.

Monday, April 1, 2013

No Insecurity Barometer

        There was no Insecurity Barometer in Monday's paper. The previous week's Insecurity Baromoter said there were 15 slayings for the week of March 18-24.

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