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Gen. Alfonso Duarte Mújica was quoted in Frontera as saying that there is no intelligence that Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been passing the time in Baja California. He did say there was information that Guzmán visited the marijuana megaplantation that was dismantled in southern Baja Californa last year. Story, Frontera (PDF).
The military freed a 68-year-old Tijuana sman who had been kidnapped when he was opening his business March 15, Frontera reported. Four people were arrested at a house where the man was being held after receiving a tip. The kidnapping victim's name was not given. The kidnappers had sought a million dollar ransom from the man's wife, the paper said. Fifteen kilos of marijuana and five guns were seized, the paper said. Story, Frontera (PDF).
Israel Coronado Moreno, aka "El Chore," was given a 25-year prison sentence by a court in Mexicali for killing a man in 2007. Coronado, a former state judicial policeman who worked for the Arellano Félix Cartel, was convicted of killing Martín Cárdenas, who had just gotten out of prison on a minor charge. Story, El Mexicano (PDF).
Seven cut-up bodies were found in a burned-out vehicle in Metepec in Mexico state, Reforma reported. Story in Frontera (PDF).
Four kidnappers who worked for "El Sillas" were sentenced to 28 years in prison, Tijuana media reported. All worked for Juan Francisco Sillas
Rocha, aka "El Sillas," who was arrested in November.
Those sentenced were:
• Luis Antonio Murillo Martínez, 19, aka "El Rizos"
• Fernando Chacón Mora, 25, "El Oso"
• Héctor Adán Sarabia Chiquete, 21, "El Adán"
• Juan José Hernández Meza, 26, "El Peke" or "Scarface."
Story, El Mexicano (PDF). Jump. Story, Frontera (PDF).
Members of an alleged Gulf Cartel cell in Nuevo León state that killed 10 people have been arrested, Mexican media reported. Story, photo in Frontera (PDF).
Twelve police who were searching for the bodies of 10 decapitation victims were killed in an ambush in Guerrero state. Story in Frontera (PDF).
Story, Frontera (PDF).
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