Translated for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article by Otis B Fly-Wheel
An incident occurred on the 29th of January 2015 in the Villa Charra, fracciionamiento Murua de Tijuana, where a Federal Agent confronted Municipal Police man Jorge Hernandez who he considered had been watching the Federal Internal Affairs personnel in the building.
The Municipal Policeman had been instructed to check the facilities of the Hotel Royal Inn, where the staff of the Federal Forces support staff were staying. So that was what he did from eight am to ten pm, Thursday January 29th.
The Federals had two rooms, in which were located two bundles of drugs, which together amount to less than one and half kilos of Marijuana, around two thousand dollars and car plates registered as stolen from another country.
The seventeen agents arrested were there users of the two rooms, the crews of two patrols, who stored illegal goods. They were taken before the Federal Public Ministry for crimes including possession of drugs, and possession of illegal goods.
There is a 48 hour time limit, which will expire on 31st of January, the date will define the legal status of the captive police men, they will either be imprisoned, released while under investigation of be free of all charges.
According to a functionary of the PGJE, 50% of the kidnappings in Baja California were attributable to these 17 Federal Policemen, kidnapping drug dealers for extortion.
The Commissioner of the Federal Police in this city, was advised of the operation before hand, so after he could investigate other officers accused of being involved in corruption.
Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana