11/1/10 Tijuana, BC (AFN).- During a conference in which 13 tons of seized marijuana was displayed, Ministerial Police also presented a man who has been captured in relation to the rehab massacre of 13 recovering addicts who were murdered on the 24th of October 2010.
Preventative State Police (PEP) agents gave details of the seizure that happened early this morning in the East Zone and informed the press they had also detained one individual.
Director of the PEP, Eusebio Villatoro Cortés said the information that led to the discovery of the contraband was thanks to an anonymous tip left at telephone 089.
There were only 24 kilos missing to "complete" the 13 tons. Exact total of dried and fresh product was 12 tons and 976 kilos.
Around 1:00 a.m. this morning PEP agents agents approached a house on Mexicali street in colonia Buenos Aires Norte where suspicious activity had been reported.
Once they had situated themselves on Mexicali street, in between Ejido Chilpancingo and Primo Tapia, police observed a person leaving the building with a manila envelope in his hands.
The suspect, upon seeing the presence of the PEP tried to escape and in the process, dropped the envelope on the floor. It had a return address on it which police used to track down the suspect and arrested him as he stood on his patio.
The man was identified as José Manuel Mercado Gallegos, 53 years old, the packet itself contained marijuana.
Further investigation turned up two vehicles with the rear doors unlocked. in the backseat were similar packages to the one the suspect had dropped. According to the police report the white Chevrolet Van had license plates marked BD1635, and the GMC Top Kick, also white had license plate BN79593.
There was a total of 235 packets with a combined weight of 12 tons and 976 kilos. Estimated street value of 519,040,000 pesos ( $42,230,651 USD).
Involved in Multiple Homicides
Although he gave no further details, Villatoro made the reference; “the Ministerial Police have a person in custody”, who is under investigation for participating in the multiple homicide which happened this past Sunday night, October 24 at a rehab center called El Camino AC in colonia Buenos Aires Sur, close to where the seizure of 12 tons of marijuana occurred In that attack, four gunmen ordered 13 men to lie down on the floor and shot them all in cold bold.
The General Prosecutor for the State (PGJE), did not confirm the detention of the suspect previously mentioned.
Information from the PEP
Eusebio Alesio Villatoro Cortés, director of the PEP, publicly recognized his agents for good police work that has resulted in a significant blow to the organized crime in the past few months.
In this context, there was also a seizure of 71 kilos of cocaine in Mexicali this past October 28th, along with another bust in Tijuana two days later on October 30th of 2,101 kilos of marijuana.
These actions seem to indicate more cooperation between the forces of the Public Security Secretary for the State (SSPE), and the PEP in their common goal of fighting organized crime.
They also ask that people continue to use the 089 hotline to report tips or suspicious activities and the process is reported to be discreet and the caller can remain anonymous.
Sign Appears in Culiacan that calls out El Mayo and El Chapo
This information was first revealed by the website Río Doce, which has a strong presence in the cities of Culiacán and Mazatlán, as well as other parts in the state of Sinaloa.
“Chapo y Mayo, para que veas que no somos tan corrientes como tu propia sobrina te lo dijo, las dejamos vivas porque no quisimos matarlas en la fiesta, no tengan miedo y manden a pelear a su gente para ver cómo nos toca, si mandan gobierno también les hacemos frente, ya estamos en Culiacán para matar a su familia y no van a ser levantones, aquí estaremos peleando hasta que me entreguen a la persona inocente que tú ya sabes, atentamente Ramón Arellano desde el infierno”.
Chapo and Mayo, as you can see, so you can see that we are not such common low-lifes such as yourself, like your own niece told you. We left them alive because we didn't want to kill them at the party. Don't be afraid to send your people to fight so you can see how we really get down. If you send the government, we'll take them on too. We are already in Culiacan to kill your family, and they wont be just be kidnapped. We are here to fight until you give back that innocent person. You know who we're talking about. Atte: Ramon Arellano, From Hell.