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Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013

8 killed, including a policeman, in Tijuana

      Eight people were killed, including a policeman, in Tijuana, Mexican media reported, bringing Tijuana's death toll this year to 12. A Tijuana policeman was shot to death Thursday morning in the Alfa Panamericano neighborhood after he got off duty in Playas. El Mexicano reported that assailants in a Ford Explorer crashed into the vehicle of policeman Ricardo Salgado Hernández, 36, causing it to crash into a small business, and shot the policeman to death with 9mm weapons when he tried to run away. At least one suspect was captured, media said. Story, Frontera (PDF).
Update, Jan. 16: Man suspected of having killed policeman is released because tests showed he had not fired a weapon, Frontera reports (PDF).
Update, Sept. 13: Group arrested in slaying, which may have had to do with theft of rims from policeman's vehicle; policeman now identified as Ricardo Hernández Salgado in two papers but still as Salgado Hernández in Frontera.
       Frontera reported that six people were killed or found dead Wednesday. Alfredo Guzmán Briseño, 33, Víctor Manuel Montes de Oca Rodríguez, 38, and a third young man were found shot dead in what was described as a shooting gallery in the Alfredo Ames neighborhood in the San Antonio de los Buenos district; the son of Montes was found shot to death in a cemetery in the Ejido Lázaro Cárdenas neighborhood in San Antonio de los Buenos; the body of Benjamín Delgado Brito, 64, who was alleged to have had many lovers, was found beaten with his genitals mutilated next to the statue of the bighorn sheep near a tollbooth on the Tecate-Tijuana toll road; a man tentatively identified as Benito Rebollar Pérez, 41, was shot to death as he was getting into a vehicle on Puente street in El Pípila neighborhood around 6 p.m. Wednesday. César Agusto Fuentes Márquez was arrested in the Rebollar case and confessed to the killing in front of the media, Frontera reported. Story, Frontera (PDF). Story, El Mexicano.
Updated story, Jan. 11, Frontera (PDF). This story says the body of man was found strangled to death late Wednesday on the old road to Tecate around the Villas de Alcázar neighborhood. It was suspected to be a drug-peddling-related slaying.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

Marijuana that had reportedly been seized before seized again in former Tijuana mechanic's shop

Update, Jan. 10: Authorities now say marijuana had not been previously seized
Update, Jan. 12: Authorities are now indicating that marijuana had been previously seized

       More than five tons of marijuana that reportedly had been previously seized was seized again in a former mechanic's shop, Frontera newspaper reported. State police said they were tipped to the spot because someone had smelled marijuana coming from the building.
       Authorities said it was unclear what government agency had been responsible for guarding the marijuana, which was packaged, and had been labeled the way the federal government usually labels marijuana after it is confiscated. No one was arrested.
       The marijuana was found on Tehuacán street in the Ejido Francisco Villa neighborhood in eastern Tijuana near Cerro Las Abejas. Story, Frontera (PDF). Story, El Sol de Tijuana.

Update, Jan. 10: El Sol de Tijuana reports that contrary to first reports, including one on the national Televisa news Wednesday night, the marijuana had not been previously seized. It also said the marijuana weighed nine tons. Story, El Sol de Tijuana.
Update, Jan. 12: Frontera reports that authorities are indicating that the pot indeed had been previously seized. Story, Frontera (PDF).

Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

FRONTERA's INSECURITY BAROMETER

4 slayings, 25 vehicle thefts in Tijuana for week

       Frontera newspaper reported that there were four violent deaths to start the new year in Tijuana. During the week ending Jan. 6 there also were 25 vehicle thefts and 21 arrests involving drug possession. Frontera's Insecurity Barometer (PDF). Story on the killings (PDF).   

10 deaths in Jalisco, 4 in Colima, 8 in Torreón

Attacks on bars left eight dead in Torreón and there also were 10 deaths in Jalisco state and four in Colima. Stories in Frontera (PDF).

 

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