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Friday, May 9, 2013

2 tons of marijuana found in Tijuana warehouse

Two tons of marijuana were found in a Tijuana warehouse around 7 a.m. Thursday, Frontera newspaper reported (PDF). The warehouse is alongside the Vía Rapida freeway in La Mesa district. Employees who arrived had their trunks checked, but no arrests were made, the paper said.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Murders in Baja California still above last year's at this point; rapes are down, and alleged serial rapist, a taxi driver, is arrested in Tijuana

      Murders in Baja California are above last year's for the same period of time, El Mexicano reported. Kidnappings were the same, and rapes were slightly down. See table below. Also, it was reported that an alleged serial rapist was arrested. He was identified as a taxi driver who preyed on women in the far eastern part of Tijuana, and reportedly got at least one victim pregnant.
Story, El Mexicano (PDF). Jump.
     Meanwhile, a gunman for the Sinaloa cartel was given a 78-year sentence for his involvement in at least 14 killings, El Mexicano reported (PDF). Tijuana native Édgar "El Guapo" Chávez Escalante was captured in December 2010 when he was 20 years old; the paper said he used AK-47s,
.45-caliber, .40-caliber and 9mm guns in the slayings.
     Update, May 8: Man arrested in table-dance slaying: Tijuana police arrested Iván Daniel Salinas Casillas, aka "El Dany," 26, in last week's slaying of an alleged drug peddler at the Malquerida table-dance establishment in the Zona Norte downtown. The dead man is Óscar Omar Covarrubias Arce, 33. El Mexicano reported that Salinas told police he and others were charged with killing people who did not pay for the right to sell drugs in certain areas. The paper indicated the territory in questions was in eastern Tijuana. Story, El Mexicano (PDF).

Crime/Time period Jan-Mar 2013 Jan-March 2012 Jan-March 2011
Recorded crimes
in Baja California
25,520 28,005 29,207
Murders in BC (Tijuana) 172 (117) 146 185
Kidnappings 5 5 25
Rapes (Tijuana) 129 (56) 138 170
 
 Monday, May 6, 2013

2 sons of Chihuahua journalists shot to death

Update, May 8: Slayings attributed to drug debt

     The two grown sons of two Chihuahua journalists were shot to death early Saturday, Mexican media reported. Alfredo David Páramo González, 20, and Diego Alejandro Páramo González, 21, were gunned down while driving a car in the Chihuahua state capital, the city of Chihuahua. They were the sons of David Páramo, a financial reporter for Grupo Imagen and Radio Formula, and Martha González Nicholson, head of the crime daily El Peso, which is part of El Diario de Chihuahua. Authorities said the killings had nothing to do with González's job.
Update, May 8: Gov. César Duarte says the sons were killed because they had a 10,000 peso debt ($831) for drugs that were later resold. Jonathan Lozoya was arrested in the case as a result of text messages, CNN reported. Two others were being sought.
May 7 stories: Story, ADN Político. Story, El Mexicano (PDF). Jump.

 

     Frontera had no Insecurity Barometer on Monday.

     Disputes over local drug-peddling have caused Tijuana killings to rise this year.    

     The Los Angeles Times reported in April that Mexico's new administration may be downplaying violence.

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