Gunmen attack three in Sanchez Taboada
Around 2:00 P.M Tuesday, three men in an SUV pulled up in front of the house in Sanchez Tadoba, ran into the house, and fired upon the occupants. Two women emerged, shortly after the gunmen left, bloodied and injured, and asking for medical assistance.
All three, including a man, assumed to be seriously injured, were taken to a local hospital. Authorities in the area, surged, but no one was taken into custody, nor any trace of the assailants found.
The injured male was identified today as Antonio Vasquez Adan Arellano, 23. Vasquez Arellano was considered one of the major retail drug dealers in the area, and had allegedly received threats in the previous months for selling the area. The women injured in the attack were his sisters.
Jose Vasquez Arellano has a criminal history, and two current arrest warrants, one at the Federal level fro drug trafficking, and others for robbery, burglary, and other similar crimes. He has been repeatedly arrested, giving false names to the officers, according to the prosecutors office. Comments on AFN Tijuana make reference Vasquez Arellano and drug use, which are likely close to true, as many involved in street level retail meth trafficking are users or addicts themselves.
Crimes and incidents like this persist in Tijuana, as increasingly murky criminal groups with shifting alliances attempt to control, reclaim, and protect the valuable retail drug outlets all across the city. Tienditas selling crystal and heroin average around 10,000 a day in gross sales, with the product usually coming from Sinaloa, Guadalajara labs, or locally produced cut, then sold in small doses, for massive profits.
Sources: AFN Tijuana