Tijuana cell leader, 'Guero Chompas' arrested in Culican
For the second time, Guero Chompas will be in custody for Christmas. On December 7 2011, Jose Luis Mendoza Uriarte was arrested in Tijuana, in possession of weapons and crystal meth. A cousin of Raydel Lopez Uriarte 'El Muletas', 'Chompas' was one of many cells operating in Tijuana at the time. The cells were a loose coalition of the former people of CAF, who switched sides with Teodoro Garcia Simental, in 2008.
The cells trafficked mostly in retail crystal meth distribution in tienditas, and were constantly at odds for the locations all across the city where the product was sold. Killings, shootings, kidnappings were carried out in these bloody wars of attrition, during that time in Tijuana, as the people under Inge, and the newly arrived Sinaloa Cartel attempted to operate, after the war from 2008-2010.
Corrido de 'Guero Chompas'
'Chompas' was suspected of over a dozen murders, committed by proxies in his battle for the valuable strips of territory in Tijuana and Rosarito, despite these allegations, he was released in December 2012. Upon his return, he attempted to settle old scores, and wrest control of his former territories from rivals, or those who betrayed him, taking the territory as their own.
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In the past 18 months he has cut a bloody path of retribution through Tijuana, leaving sloppily written mantas and corpses for his enemies. He claimed to be aligned with elements of Sinaloa Cartel, but many said he was independent and a loose cannon, not on the team of Aquiles and La Rana, the chosen two of Mayo Zambada.
Chompas was arrested in Culican, bringing to mind the phrase in the narco world, and those that report it, 'Never take a meeting in Culican', as it has been the place of many arrests of troubled affiliates and onetime disposable assets of Sinaloa's bosses. There is no word whether he was given up, betrayed, or simply too hot and on the run in unfamiliar territory. Elements of the military in coordination with Federal police were responsible for the arrest.
Recently, it was said Chompas controlled territory in Tijuana, in the areas of Los Pinos, La Presa, and La Presa Rural, and was in the line of 'El Chapito', another Sinaloa affiliate, but who were fighting El Atlante and Aquiles crews.