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El M-4 falls in Tijuana

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 |

El M-4 falls in Tijuana

Authorities in Tijuana have confirmed that Julio Cesar Salas Quiones, 'El M4' has been detained by elements of the Army, Quiones was taken into custody last night.  Quiones is currently in a local Tijuana hospital receiving treatment for an injury sustained last night, during the operation to capture him, likely attempting to escape.  Quiones reportedly fell from about 8 meters, and will presumably be receiving treatment and recuperating for the next two days, under heavy guard. (Update) He was released from hospital, and sent to a military barracks/hospital.

After he is discharged, he will be sent to Mexico City, and delivered to the Organized Crime Special Investigations office, to face yet unknown charges related to organized crime, and Quiones role as a cell leader and enforcer under Fernando Sanchez Arellano.

El M4 has long been linked to the group led by 'El Ingeniero', and was one of the most active participants in the civil war, with Teodoro Garcia Simental, between 2008-2010.  M-4 along with the previously captured Juan Sillas Rocha led the fight against Los Teos, which bloodied Tijuana's streets, especially in the fall of 2008, and 2009.  M-4 was one of the five cells that held the plaza, loyal to Sanchez Arellano.  In October 2008, during the early days of the fight, a message was left at the scene of a double murder in Colonia Tres De Octubres, with the beheaded bodies retail dealers loyal to CAF.  'Here are your people Engineer, and M-4'.  Along with the note, was a photograph, circled, with members of the family of M4. 


A December 2011 Zeta Tijuana story, detailing the cells and leadership of Sanchez Arellano, mentioned Quiones, saying his group of sicarios had been all but decimated during the conflict, but had since regrouped, and restructured, no longer needed for war, 'M-4' engaged in wholesale trafficking, under Ingeniero. 

Details and additional information will likely to forthcoming, after a formal presentation to the media.  Often in the cases of captured suspects with fairly high profiles, there is a disconnect between the reported facts, and what the suspect says after an interview.  Recently in the case of 'El Chapito' detained earlier this year in Tijuana, it was learned he had some what fallen from grace, and was struggling to conduct his business, dealing with politics of organized crime in the city.

Tijuana has been notably more peaceful in recent years, but much more in 2012, besides the murder of five in January, and an incident in April, involving a kidnapping gone awry, there has been very few incidents of high profile, or high impact violence.  New restaurants and night clubs open, in a resurgence of Tijuana business, gaining attention nation acclaim for their dining. 

Sources: AFN Tijuana, Zeta Tijuana

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34 Borderland Beat Comments:

scoop said...

Another one bites the dust! Position open, position filled. Business as usual.

Anonymous said...

Ya que dejen al Inge y vallan por el mayo

EL GALLO DE TIJUANA said...

no se awite mi teniente aqui estaremos para usted asta la muerte y cuando aiga una orden aqui estaremos PURO TIJUANA BAJA CALIFORNIA AQUI ESTA TODO CONTROLADO AL 200%

Anonymous said...

Eight meters is far enough to kill you. Too bad the fall didn't kill this pos.

Anonymous said...

Always after chapos enemies.. Corrupt ass fuckers. Amlo! Real president

Anonymous said...

There's only one thing that comes to mind when there's a big take down like this. DEA!

Anonymous said...

Perro tijunareno. ponte a trabajar guey.

Anonymous said...

Oye gallo que dice la gente de tijuana sobre el nuevo presidente que arreglos se hacen, van a sacar al chapo y su gente de la baja?

Anonymous said...

@ La Gallina de Tijuana: Controlado ni madres! Ya se lo cojieron los soldados y al rato te van a coherencia a ti Gallina calentona y ponedora! Abajo todos los narcos, arriba los soldados y marinos! Arriba el Gobierno de México!

Anonymous said...

They should let him heal. Then throw him out a window.

Anonymous said...

Good to hear a bad guy getting caught, but to face what? A life hanging out with his friends smoking pot in jail? But that's Mexico. "to face yet unknown charges related to organized crime,". That is scary, not knowing your charges when your arrested. At least in the US they can "hold" you for only a few days and that is for Murder and a few others. Miranda Rights are a wonderful thing, even though we have a President who acts above The Constitution and thinks he is a king. His killing of US citizens with drones on foreign soil is bat shit crazy and WRONG. A US citizen must be arrested and is guaranteed a trial of his peers; not a HellFire missile up his ass. How anyone can vote for that guy again is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

Baja is coming back, love to see it!!!!

Anonymous said...

AFO is gonna be extinct by the end of the year... They won't captured or killed " Ingenerio" cause he's a coward he's hiding in the US... Como dijo el "Muletas, "IGENERIO" mas como ALBANIL...

Anonymous said...

sick and tired already of all the bosses getting arrested except the sinaloa cartel.what a fake war on the drug cartels. Obviously the strategy of sinaloa cartel running all of mexicois not working..time for a new strategy

Anonymous said...

@7:03 PM Isn't loyalty wonderful. And what a well written message. But I'm looking in my Spanish dictionary and I can't find awite, there's no W in Spanish. There is a letter H as in hasta. What does aiga mean?

I think el gallo knows better he's trying to talk like the tough guys. The brutish, uneducated, gangbangers.

J said...

Why would he be a coward for hiding in the US? My feeling is these guys getting caught are kind of displaced, fallen from grace, types. But, thats's just my feeling. He looks like hell in his picture, I don't know if that's current, or not, though.

Anonymous said...

Anon July 4, 2012 1:04 PM What El Gallo de Tijuana was saying is "No te Agüites" he just spell it wrong.

"No te Agüites" has different meaning depending on the moment or action and also in how you say it, the meaning could be ( don't let it get to you ) ( don't be sad ) ( don't get depressed ) ( don't get mad ) and also ( don't be embarrassed )

Anonymous said...

A little higher this time.

Anonymous said...

Ya era hora que agarraran a este cabrón. Este tipo de gente se creen muy hombres en montón pero sólitos no son nada. Arriba el ejercito cabrones, pinches criminales de mierda tarde o temprano su hora les va a llegar.

Anonymous said...

looks like a man has escaped from his kidnappers. someday they will get him again or one of his family to make him pay.


Updated: Jul 4, 2012 5:19 AM







MISSION - A man who was kidnapped from a house near Mission managed to escape while you were sleeping. Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS the victim, Alejandro Gomez, had been tied up in a closet since friday.

The sheriff says Gomez was being held in a trailer home in the 1700 block of 27th Street in Mission. Crime scene investigators searched the home overnight. No word yet if any evidence has been recovered or if any arrests were made.

The sheriff says the victim hasn't been able to to tell investigators much about why he was kidnapped. "He's been beat up pretty good. He may have some broken ribs; he has a lot of burns on his upper body and facial trauma," the sheriff explained.

Gomez is recovering from his wounds in a hospital. He told investigators he was able to get away by loosening his hands and making a run for it when the kidnappers stepped out.
http://www.krgv.com/news/breaking-overnight-kidnapping-victim-escapes with video

EL GALLO DE TIJUANA said...

SOY EL GALLO DE TIJUANA COMO SIEMPRE LADRAN COMO ANONIMAS PESE AQUIEN LE PESE AQUI MANDAMOS NOSOTROS FIJENSE CUANTOS el chapo a perdido y cuantos de sus hijos han matado y familiares han arrestados y sobrinos tambien han decapitados OH Y SOBRE DE GENTE DE TIJUANA ANDA MUY OCUPADO PARA CONOCER A ALGUIN EN PERSONA SIBAN A LADRAR DEN SU NOMBRE Y DOMILICIO DE QUE TIENEN MIEDO ESTAMOS ACABADOS ESO LO QUE PIENSAN NO ESCIERTO PAREJITA PORQUE NO ME DEMUESTRAS EL VALOR DE FRENTE PARA DEMOSTRARTE LA MIA EL SENOR M-4 CALLO PERO EL PATO SIGUE LA CORRIENTE Y SI cds es muy PODEROSO PORQUE PAGA DERECHO DE PISO LAS PRUEBAS YA ESTAN MARCADAS SABEN LEER ESTA EN LA PAGINA DE LA DEA EL CAF SIGUE SIENDO DUENO DE TODO TIJUANA BAJA CALIFORNIA NORTE Y AHORA SE CONTROLA 92% DEL SUR DE BAJA

Anonymous said...

El que rifa en tj es el señor Aquiles ...pinche inge tiene suerte que todavía no la an matado ... Puro CDS!!

Anonymous said...

Aguite is slang, for sad. Aiga it depends how you use it.But it is to be or should have.

Anonymous said...

The ones that should get poped is Rascano and Culenta

Anonymous said...

Y ke ganan si llegaran a sacar a el Chapo de TJ? Ke se los bajen los mierdazz?

Anonymous said...

A poco la gallina de Tijuana es tu nombre real? Y tu dirección en que corral está?

Anonymous said...

El Gallo de Tijuana es el mismo que Gente de Tijuana, o El TB, Tiburón y Alejandro.

Aiga is spell wrong, it supossed to be " Haiga " and it means ( to be ) or the was he said " cuando aiga una orden aqui estaremos " means ( we'll be there whenever you give the order )

Anonymous said...

@2:15 PM & 8:27 PM I know what it means. I was bagging on El Big Balls of TJ. He can't spell and he writes like an idiot who never went to school. Aiga is the way the peons from the rancho speak. It's Haya.

@El Gallo - Go someplace else to cheerlead for your pedazo de mierda gang.

Attn: Los Cojones Grandes De Tijuana hahaha

Anonymous said...

July 5, 2012 10:52 AM
"Attn: Los Cojones Grandes De Tijuana hahaha"
El Big Balls of TJ,what a dangerous dude he is.
His hermano is called Blue Vein,i don't know why they use names like that,but they move a lot of weight in TJ.El Wopper Balls,is a first cousin who basically runs the family for El Ardon.
Los Cojones Grandes De Tijuana,,,knows what he is talking about and so do i.Snr El Grandes Bonkon.

EL GALLO DE TIJUANA said...

SIGEN COMO ANONIMAS HAHAHAHA ASI ME GUSTA YO ME ENCUENTRO EN LAS AMERICAS CERCA ALAS PULGAS EL LUGAR DE BAILE NO TENGAN MIEDO DEN SU NOMBRE Y DE MI ESCRITURA NO SE PREOCUPEN PORQUE CUANDO LOS TENGA ENFRENTE DE MI VAN A TENER QUE PREOCUPARSE DEOTRA COSA PIENSAN PORQUE SON ANONIMAS QUE NO PUEDE UNO DAR CON USTED PUES BUENO QUE DIOS LOS BENDIGA Y EL chapo NO ESTA EN TIJUANA PORQUE TIJUANA YA TIENE DUENO PERO SI SELE PERMITE PASAR JALES CLARO HA QUE PAGAR PISO Y el alquiles ES SU REPRESETANTE EL NO MANDA Y ESTA SERA MI UNICA PUBLICASION PERO VOY ADAR CON LA PUTA QUE MAS ME OFENDIO PALABRA DEL GALLO DE TIJUANA Y DE MI SE ACUERDAN MIS NENAS ANONIMAS

Anonymous said...

Anon July 5, 2012 10:52 AM My friend I was trying to help not knowing you know Spanish too. I agree whit you about this people, they think they are the shit, when in reality they are not. They only men up in groups.

Anonymous said...

Message to all drug cartels of Mexico: RIP

Anonymous said...

Someone asked about "awites"...

Spanish is almost purely phonic. What you see is what you say -- except sometimes not.

Agua should be spelled Awa, except that spanish adopted the guttural "ghu" back-of-the-throat sound from arabic when spain was muslim for 500 years.

So, 'awites' is 'aguites' from the verb 'aguitar' which means more or less to tire out or give up or be fatigued.

Anonymous said...

What cartel is connected to Mexican Mafia Eme in Laredo?

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