Tijuana.- Juan Valencia Caliz aka Jesus Ismael Gonzalez Larrañaga aka "El Pelos" or "El Rocky" was arrested yesterday by the Tijuana Security Coordination Group. "El Rocky" is identified as a member of the group led by Alfonzo Arzate Garcia aka "El Aquiles", Valencia Caliz had two arrest warrants against him for homicide and organized crime.
Alejandro Lares Valladares, Tijuana´s Public Safety Director, announced this afternoon that Valencia Caliz is responsible for the execution in past years of several people related to drug trafficking, his arrest was conducted by members of the Tijuana Municipal Police, State Public Safety Board and of the Mexican Army who are part of the Security Coordination Group.
"El Rocky" acknowledged "working" for "El Aquiles" and was translated to the Federal Attorney´s General Office under charges of illegal weapons possession and of crimes against health(drug possession).
According to Lares Valladares, intelligence reports helped to conclude "El Rocky" was in charge of the Sinaloa Cartel operations in Tijuana (on behalf of Alfonzo Arzate). His arrest is one of several conducted by the Coordination Group in past months.
According to the press report, yesterday at about 10:00 PM, members of the Coordination Group who were conducting a routine patrol received information about a suspect introducing weapons inside a vehicle parked in the corner of Blvd. Casa Blanca and Matomi.
When the agents arrived at the scene they arrested Valencia Caliz, 39, who was carrying a 9 mm handgun with 12 rounds in the magazine. When his vehicle was searched, the agents found a backpack and 3 bags containing 8 assault riffles, another handgun, 1 111 rounds, 29 magazines and a bulletproof vest.
4 packages containing crystal meth were also seized, giving a total weight of 9.5 pounds. After finding this, the Coordination Group ran a background check on him and found out he had an arrest warrant for murder and organized crime.
His other alias, Jesus Ismael Gonzalez Larrañaga also had an arrest warrant issued early this year for attempted murder.