Translated for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana Special Report by Otis B Fly-Wheel
Internal Conflict in the Fuerzas Especials de Damaso
After the mistaken murder of an innocent bystander in the colonia Revolucion, the people of "El 28" and "El Pepillo", started an internal conflict in the Fuerza Especiales de Damaso of La Paz.
After six months of participating together in, kidnapping, executions, gun battles and dismembering in the city of La Paz, Baja California Sur, the head of the Fuerza Especiales de Damaso, entered into an internal conflict on the 18th of January.
The cause of the conflict is because of an innocent man who was killed in error.
Shot four times while he relaxed inside his home in Calle Bernaldo Maldonado between Luis Barajas and Enrique Von Borstel in the colonia Revolucion in La Paz
According to the primary investigations of the PGJE, the hit men wanted to kill the three sons of the Victim, Humberto Juarez Lucero, 54 years of age.
The testimony explained that on the night of the attack, around 10 pm, one of the hit men entered the victims property armed, and walked up to the front door. The victim answered the door, and the hit man asked for Humberto Juarez, the father answered "that's me", the hit man then fired four shots into the victims chest with a .45 acp caliber pistol, then asked for the other two brothers.
The victims wife, Gabriela Mora Angulo 35 years of age, answered "none of our sons are in the house", for who the hit man was presumably searching. The person he had killed was their father*, on realizing his mistake the killer left the property.
The body of Humberto Juarez, a fishing official, was where he had fallen, wearing black jeans and a green shirt. At the scene of the crime, the PGJE found four fired cartridges in .45 caliber, with entry wounds in the victims chest, and exit wounds in the victims back.
The killers wanted to kill the three sons of the victim, their names are as follows:
- Josue Humberto Juarez Mora "El Pollon", 26 years of age.
- Jose Carlos Juarez Mora "El Pala", 24 years of age.
- Jonathan Omar Juarez Mora "El John", 23 years of age.
After the crime, the Government initiated an investigation to search for the aggressors, and while searching the area , the State Preventative Police, intercepted a Cherokee Jeep in which were the following persons:
- Eduardo Martin Alvarado "El Kumi".
- Eduardo Hernandez Mendoza "El Condor".
The two subjects, according to an informative report, saw the patrol and accelerated immediately trying to flee, but they were caught and the vehicle subjected to a search. In the interior of the vehicle, the Police found 23 wraps of crystal meth, and some others containing Marijuana.
The detained and the drugs were put at the disposition of agents of the Public Ministry for Center of Strategic Operations ( COE ).
During the interrogations, Eduardo Martin Alvarado "El Kumi", made a series of contradictions as to what he was doing close to the scene of the crime, on the night in question, and finished with him confessing that he had been participating in the crime because the sons of the victim, Josue, Jose and Jonathan, had not wanted to align with them in the sale, distribution and transit of drugs in this zone of the city, even though they had been part of his cell for a long time.
"El Kumi" said he worked for the people of the south zone, more explicitly for Alejandro Sanchez Trejo, "El Frank", "El Frane", or "El Peinado", and his right hand man Jose Fernando Torres Montenegro alias Jose Francisco Ojeda Torres "El Pepillo".
When the interrogating agents asked what had been his participation in the killing, he said that he had fixed the three brothers location at the house, had posted hit men outside the house, and had gone in an killed the wrong man by mistake, had left, then was intercepted by the State Police.
Without being pressed, "El Kumi" revealed that this killing was practically the first of a strong internal conflict between the Fuerza Especiales de Damaso, because "the people of El 28 were offering drugs cheaper and of better quality than any of the dealers of "El Pepillo", and that some dealers had already began to deal for "El 28", like the three sons of the victim.
"El Kumi" said that this had been annoying "El Pepillo", so he put all his people on alert to find the location of the traitors so he could "fuck them up", " there is a lot of tension right now in the city because "El 28" had sent warning that anyone not on his side would be "rolled up", as they had been doing with the people of Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.
He also said that for this reason "El Pepillo" withdrew the logistical and economic support to the hit men of "El 28" who then sent a hit man cell to fight for the plaza belonging to "El Pepillo", and Rolando Gonzalez Moreno "El Compadron", and Luis Antonio Montoya Beltran "Montoya", "La Artista", or "Don Carlos".
In his testimony, "El Kumi" said that "El 28" was not Victor Marraza Martinez "El Vidal" or "El Victor", but a much heavier individual, and gave a full account of the criminal boss.
The information was given to the investigative branch of SEIDO.
The revelations of "El Kumi", are, for members of the Group for Coordination very worrying, because from his perspective "we have opened a new battle front", This is to say that the fight for the plaza is going up a level, because we have three groups in the battle, they are:
-Alejandro Sanchez Trejo "El Frank", Jose Fernando Torres "El Pepillo", their armed wing is headed by Edgar Amilcar Acosta Reyes "El Rayo".
- Rolando Gonzalez Moreno "El Compadron", who has as leader of his armed wing Luis Antonio Montoya Beltran "El Artista" or "Don Carlos".
- "El 28" up until this moment his identity and that of his criminal structure remain unknown.
At the close of this edition, the PGJE have executed an arrest warrant against "El Kumi", for being one of those responsible for the death of Humberto Juarez Lucero, victim of mistaken identity.
One day after the assassination of the Fishing Official, a new crime tainted the city of La Paz
This time, the report was of one person dead thrown onto a dirt road which goes to a Municipal Public Security Bureaux, between the colonias of Perla del Golfo and La Fuente in the capital of the state.
After the discovery, the PGJE, found the dead body of Hermenegildo Garcia Mendoza, 30 years of age, originally of La Paz, at the scene of the crime they found 6 spent cartridges of .45 caliber. The victim had a coup de grace shot at the base of the skull which exited through his mouth.
The ballistic report said that the weapon used was the same one which had killed Humberto Juarez the day before, the investigative agents commented that he was one of "El 28's" people.
With these murders, the homicides linked to organized crime in La Paz is now 62, 53 of those were in 2014 and 9 in 2015.
This week the violence has slowed, but according to an agent of the Group for Coordination for Public Safety, " with three criminal groups fighting for the plaza, the spate of killings in the capital of the state will reach fever pitch.
Changes in the SSPE
|Juan Pablo Noriega Rangel|
A little less than six months of the end of the administration of the Governor of the State of Baja California Sur, Marcos Alberto Covarrubias Villasenor, amid a wave of violence rocking the peace, and after a series of condemnations, there was a change in the Department of State Security ( SSPE ).
From instructions from the Governor, the Secretary General of the Government, Andres Cordova Urrutia, gave the post to Juan Pablo Noriega Rangel in substitution of Martha Cecilla Garzon Lopez.
The new head of Public Safety, was the Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute in Criminal Sciences, and Director of Preliminary Investigations for the PGJE. According to his CV he graduated in Law in the year 2000 at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes.
Noriega has an enormous task to restore the reputation and credibility of this noble institution, marked by and let down by agents, with commanders and officials who, according to some preliminary investigations, have been linked with criminal groups responsible for the wave of violence in La Paz
Today the former Assistant Secretary, Martha Cecilla Garzon Lopez, was the penultimate link of the group that had over run the institution in the services of organized crime.
The last link is the Commissioner of the State Preventative Police, Francisco Javier Camacho Manriquez, and some agents and commanders investigated by SEIDO
Original article in spanish at Zetatijuana
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