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Sinaloa product seized in Tijuana

Monday, November 26, 2012 |

Sinaloa product seized in Tijuana


Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, significant seizures  of Sinaloa cartel work were seized in Tijuana, by the PEP, State Preventative Police, familiar names whenever there are large drugs shipments seized, or mid level organized crime figures.  

The official story, which often seems to  be a little abstract, and vague, is arresting officers intercepted a 2005 white jeep Cherokee, and observed a .380 caliber pistol, prompting a more intensive search of the rest of the vehicle.  Three wraps and two packages of heroin were found under the drivers seat, which was only the beginning of a poly drug discovery.  In one modified gas tank, agents found approximately 24 kilos of crystal, and in another, adjoining tank, 18 kilos, and 100 grams of cocaine.  

The amount of heroin was five kilos, plus 500 grams, roughly 5 and a half kilos altogether.  Two kilos of opium was also discovered.  These discoveries beg the question, what was going on, with the 2005 white jeep cherokee, that day?  The detainees, of course, confessed to being 'members' of the Sinaloa Cartel, and serving it's leader, whose name, need not be mentioned here.

The detainees, Jesus Alberto Gaxiola, and Leobardo Gonzalez Garcia, are from smaller cities in Sinaloa, Angustura, and Mocrito.  It is doubtful they are US citizens, and likely weren't planning on crossing the border themselves, with the product.  Perhaps, they were delivering the vehicle, along with a few spare kilos of heroin, to another location, where a driver who would cross the car into the United States.  Or, maybe the car was coming up from Sinaloa, but that is probably less likely. 

The upturn in cocaine seizures, both in Tijuana, and at the US Ports of entry, are evident of a returning consistent stream of product crossing into the US, which had all but halted in the summer months, where cocaine seizures, all but slowed to a halt, indicating a decrease in supply and availability.  Several recent arrests along the line, including almost 60 kilos seized in early October, are more consistent with the seizures of winter 2011.  

The Sinaloa Cartel, is believed to work in coordination with Arellano Felix's remaining network, combining product, money, smuggling routes, corrupt officials, and safe houses, in an effort to by pass increasingly tight border security at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa point of entry.  

Other things of note in Tijuana, is several executions, including bodies found entombed, in barrels of cement, and several daylight executions along Sanchez Tadoba.  Stories are also emerging, of prominent Tijuana society members, opera singers, and architects, who have been arrested, and sentenced for drug trafficking, multiple kilos of cocaine and crystal.  The reports are that these men, unlikely traffickers and mules, were coerced under threat of violence, as the traffickers grow more desperate to find a line across the border.

 The catch is, many captured smugglers claim this, but more and more information leads credence to these claims.  Narcos find a person, find their family, and pose a scenario, one that is not hypothetical.  The way of thinking is, once they get your information, anything is possible.  This would be a new elevation from the 'blind mules'.  

Murders in Tijuana continue, but are likely to end with lower final numbers then last year, continuing a de escalation in violence, since the bloody final months of 2008. 


Sources: AFN Tijuana, Zeta Tijuana. 


   

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24 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Does the tijuana cartel still have a stronghold?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Chapo,you greedy murderous snitch.

Anonymous said...

thats a pretty decent little pop, everything was high value....

Anonymous said...

Chapo is a hero. A hundred million american drug addicts can't be wrong.

Anonymous said...

Jajsjajaa go to Culiacan and talk that shit tough guy!

Anonymous said...

Wow. So much information I had no idea about. Another great story. That, "blind mule" information was terrifying. Nice bust, lots of high value drugs. Viva Mexico. Texas neighbor.

Anonymous said...

Damn, too many unnecessary commas.

Anonymous said...

Jaja I see people still Hating on el chapo leave the old man alone

Anonymous said...

It's just show.and tell. While they got this i'll bet the big shipment passed right by them! Jajajaja....

white boy said...

what a well organized cartel first they catch there love ones border hopping then there product keeps getting intercepted while el caf just keeps making trillions charging piso and staying out the radar of feds and dea so whos the smart one fellas??????

Anonymous said...

The reports are that these men, unlikely traffickers and mules, were coerced under threat of violence, as the traffickers grow more desperate to find a line across the border - End of quote

The above quote validates the fact that the Calderon government is doing the right thing by targeting mainly the top hierarchy of the drug cartels.
Given their desperate situation, it's not at all surprising that they are resorting to conscription of Mexicans to do their dirty work!!!
Just as they try to coerce the illegal immigrants found on trains going to the US.
They were forced to act as mules for the cartels or they will be killed.
So, isn't it now the time for the Mexican government to do the conscription of its citizens to fight the drug cartels?
Instead of letting them be recruited to act as the drug lords' mules?

Anonymous said...

Tj and baja thats it sinaloa should take that from em alot of their big loads were seized in tj in the past makes me wonder whos snitching tj on sinaloa just wipe them out their there going to continue to loose loads in the future mark my words tj are the tricks.

Anonymous said...

Considering Chapo has lasted longer than all of the original CAF I would say Chapo is smarter...

Anonymous said...

CAF still has control of Tijuana, Sinaloa is working with them because thats what´s best for bussiness instead of a stupid war like in Juarez.

As te article states, murders have been increasing in the Zona Rio lately, yesterday a guy was shot in the parking lot on TGI Fridays after he was chased in a Taxi.

This shit is about to explode any moment.

Anonymous said...

How many druggies are there in the USA that there is tons and tons of narcotics supplied?

Anonymous said...

It never ends.Look at the various suckers cheerin on there various favorites?Its the same kind of clowns who have pictures of Tony Montana on their wall,how lame and sad is that?They never met and don't know these people,but hero worship some picture?Now that is some sad shit.

Anonymous said...

"Chapo is a hero. A hundred million american drug addicts can't be wrong"
Here's another loser with no life.Hes flappin his gums about some guy he don't know?He sees a picture on the internet and starts hero worshiping it?
Really,how sad they must be.Hate everyone,and whine about everything but a picture of some dude they never met?That's some crazy shit right there.
"chapo is a hero"is he weally,do you know him personally?Is he your uncle,brother,sister,
auntie,is he your bum chum?Yeah,chaplip is thinking about you to,have you got his autograph?Sadness.

Anonymous said...

November 26, 2012 4:57 AM
"Chapo is a hero. A hundred million american drug addicts can't be wrong"
Thy blowin that out your ass."chapo is my hero,i love chapo"give your face a chance to talk.Your breadth smells,brush your teeth,smell it from here?
"come to culican and say that that,blah,blah,blow it out your ass again.Nothing better to do than hero worship some dude they don't know?Pretty sad.

Anonymous said...

Holy shit,is this the chapped lip and Sinaloa appreciation society page?Look at all these dudes bangin on about chapped lip?Is he movin"weight and major product"do you all work for him?No?Why are you all sucking his balls for?I know,you are all related to him?No?I know,you are all losers?Ride em cowboy.
Chapped lip is so clever"they caught this,but didn't catch the big weighty products"You all must be makin money from him mustn't you?No?You must all work for him?No?I get it,sad suckers?That's it.

J said...

I walked through that TGI Fridays parking lot, going to another restaurant, about a month or so ago, didn't know that. I don't believe it will explode in violence, just sometimes bleeds into the rest of the city....I suppose they consider it unavoidable....

WHITE BOY said...

chapo smart lets see loves ones broke border hopping and only in tijuana baja cali loosing money and loads and couldnt finish off el caf even with calderon and military support and teo crew REALLY CHAPO IS SMART AND NO MATTER HOW MANNY LOADS HE LOOSES HE GOT TO PAY A TOLL!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Tell me about it!! U have to b a ruthless man to run a cartel like el chapos. Ppl talk bout how he's a scum bag and everything but the reason why any cartel leader is a ruthless killer is cuz in that type of lifestyle its better to be feared than loved. B n loved will still get u killed but b n feared they'd think twice.

Anonymous said...

Your an idiot!! They usually allow shipments likeb this to b found so that the larger ones can sneak by. But my opinion on some of these seizures is that the cartels have so much power and are really feared by everyone that sometimes the do things in the open or just not very discreet bcuz they think they're untouchable. In reality they're not and they need to realize that and b a little smarter

Anonymous said...

Ok sonny from the Bronx tale.. Lol

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