In the war for control of the narco trafficking plaza between Damaso and "Mayitos", appears Melissa Margarita Calderon Ojeda, identified by Military and Federal Authorities as "Head of Sicarios of "El 28" and responsible for the past crime wave in La Paz.
|Melissa Margarita Calderon Ojeda "La China"|
Zeta Investigations and Cortesia
La Paz, Baja California Sur
Even when initially the rumor ran of the execution of Damaso Lopez Serrano "El Mini Licenciado", in the seaside Boulevard in this Capital, the Expert Services Department of the State Attorney General, prepared studies of fingerprints and forensic photography and determined that the identity of the man murdered on the morning of April the 5th was not a boss of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Expert studies, based on tissue sampling from a close family member of the victim, proved that it was Giovanni Lopez Beltran Audencio "El Hector", one of the 18 gun men that allegedly had participated on the night of the 31st of July 2014, in the assassination of Esteban Espinoza Velazquez "El Pantera", chief of security of Damaso Lopez Serrano "El Mini Lic" and Damaso Lopez Nunez "El Licenciado", occurred on kilometre 8.4 of the highway La Paz to Los Planes.
The victim, identified in the last crime map as " a criminal cell of Ismael El Mayo Zambada", by both Military and Federal Authorities, at first glance did not physically seem to fit the Sinaloa Mafia image, not in his height or color of skin, nor build or physical traits.
Only the closed beard is similar, said one of the experts who participated in the identification of the criminal, about the comparison between the victim and the most recent photo of "El Mini Lic".
In the midst of full holiday season, Audencio Giovnni Lopez Beltran "El Hector" was ambushed on the morning of the 5th of April, while driving his car with his girlfriend Linda Elizabeth Peinado Villa.
According to the Director of Public Security, State Praeventative Police, and Municipal Transit Police of La Paz, around 04:20 am they received a report of gunfire in El Malecon between 16th of September and Agustin Arriola almost opposite a bar identified as "La Tribu"( previously the jungle).
The Police went to the scene, and their first observation was an apparent R.T.A between two vehicles, one colored black and one colored white, the last had crashed into a street light.
The first car, a black Honda Civic with circulation plates of 919PMW-2, which had had an impact on the left hand side, and the second a white Chevrolet Malibu model 2014 with circulation plates of CZM-79-77.
The security agents, found various spent cartridges within an 8 metre radius, a 9mm pistol, and in the interior of the white Chevrolet Malibu a dead man.
The victim according to the report, was wearing a blue shirt with orange on it, jeans, and black shoes and his stature was that of 1.80 metres in height, regular complexion, short hair and padlock beard.
Almost in front of the vehicle was a Second Seargeant of Cavalry of the Third Military Zone, Mario Silvestre Yunka, who asked for help because he was hurt, close by sitting on a wall was his girlfriend who also had a bullet wound.
The preliminary investigations, LPZ/40/HOM/2015 showed that the attack against "El Hector" was ambushed by the new head of Sicarios for Felipe Eduardo Guajardo Garcia "El 28" in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Melissa Margarita Calderon Ojeda "La China".
The State Authorities, Federal and Military, according to the latest crime map, have identified her a head of a new armed wing of "El 28" in La Paz, who assumed the role that had previously been occupied by the following.
The girlfriend of the criminal boss said they passed right by the bar where there was a woman who was falling down drunk, with her skirt nearly up to her back, so I told my boyfriend to wait, let me give some water to this girl, so we did and got her to a parking lot beside the bar "El Tribu".
The woman related that after a short while they couldn't see the drunk woman, when she noticed the approach of a subject, thin complexion, tall,white skin, black short hair, a pink shirt and blue jeans, he moved closer to us, moved his hand from behind his back and he had a black pistol in his hand".
* Cruz Alonso Lozoya Uriate "El Grande", who's been exiled out of State.(Otis: see link to article on El Grande)
* Victor Barraza Martinez "El Victor" or "El Vidal", captured on the 28th of November 2014 in La Calle Gilberto Mendoza in the Reforma Colonia of La Paz.(Otis: see link to article on Martinez)
* Juan Antonio Martinez Rosas "El Furby", detained on the 22nd of December 2014, in a house marked number 223 Calle Terranova, in the Terranova Sur Colonia of La Paz.(Otis: see link to article on his capture)
The woman, 31 years of age, and originally from La Paz, together with Raul Castillo de la Rosa "El Cochi", and Boss of Sicarios of "El 28" in Los Cabos, the person most sought after at this time by State Authorities, Federal and Military, who according to an Agent of the PGJE, " has a wide network of corruption and protection within the Directorate of Public Security and Municipal Traffic Police of La Paz", allowing him to be elusive and difficult to capture.
The criminal links with the local Police are with Manuel Arce Delgadillo, and the tactics of attack employed by "La China", according to the investigative Agent are so effective that they have allowed her to do well in killings in the last few months.
However , according to an investigative agent, she has already be identified in at least nine crimes, where her face and physique has been recorded in some Closed Circuit TV Cameras, and whose images have allowed the Authorities of the three levels of Government to review and analyse the modus operandi of this female thug.
The last one was just on the Malecon in La Paz, where according to testimony of "El Hectors" girlfriend, he was ambushed and killed by "La China" and two of her hit men.
The Nurse who was walking along the broad walk, "when we went to the bar "Las Veritas", and walked down an alley, turning left towards the bar "El Tribu", where we would pick up my cousin who was at the bar, but on the way there, I asked another cousin if he could pick her up, because I wanted to go home.
"It appeared to me a 9mm pistol, this is because my brother is an agent with the Federal Police, and I am accustomed to see firearms that my brother carries, I saw the subject point at my fiancé and fire two shots at him, I was stunned, my boyfriend accelerated the car away already hurt advancing rapidly until we crashed into a pole that is on the sidewalk of El Malecon", she explained.
The woman said that when they crashed, se intended to leave via the door, but she couldn't, so she climbed through the window so she could open the drivers door to check her boyfriend, she immediately opened his shirt to assess his wounds and render first aid.
This was when, according to the girlfriend, "I saw a there was another car close, colored white and red. I'm not sure but it was a Cherokee with big rims, it was the same guy in the passenger seat, we shouted "Abranse a la verga", and I saw he was ready to shoot again, so I ducked and covered my head, then I heard him fire two more shots and they left".
In the case reconstruction, with a base of testimony and Security Camera footage, the Investigative Agents of the PGJE, achived the identification of Melissa Margarita Calderon Ojeda "La China" as the woman who was driving the vehicle of the hit men on the morning of the crime, who was accompanied by another woman and two men, one of who had a padlock beard.
The woman that allegedly had been in the vehicle that morning, which drove up on "El Hector's" vehicle was identified as Gabriela Hulzar Lopez "La Gaby", who according to investigating Agents, is in charge of locating and bringing victims to the criminal cell of "La China".
What has puzzled investigators in the case is how the head of Sicarios knew that "El Hector" would be there at that point at that time, how she sent a hook to make him stop, so that they could attack him, well according to the girlfriend, just when they stopped out of nowhere the gunman appeared and opened fire, and the drunk woman we helped had disappeared.
The only people who knew they would pass this point were the two cousins and the girlfriend of the criminal boss, the two cousins were identified as Marcos and Edgar Navia.
On the night of the crime, Audencio Giovanni Lopez Beltran "El Hector", had been accompanied by some friends in the disco Red XS, where - according to testimony, he left with his girlfriend and her friend.
Even though the Second Sergeant of the Cavalry of the Third Military Zone, Mario Silvestre Yunka, and his girlfriend, Teresa Andrade Cabrera, whose resulting wounds from the attack, denied having gone over to the vehicle of "El Hector", but suspicion was hanging over them, with gunshot wounds to the right groin and left arm respectively.
The couple said after giving their testimony " we were passing through that place when the attack happened and we were injured. Since then an according to the Police investigation, " no one could have gotten hurt if they were not close to the victim.
Most witnesses said they saw a chinese woman behind the wheel, and who subsequently was fully identified, when he was shown a photograph of her face and physique.
The black vehicle owner, who collided with the car of "El Hector" who had blacked out then crashed into his car, then the street light, said he wanted to get off to claim, after the clash, and saw a bloodied woman in tears climb out of the car and ask for help, he watched a woman in the Cherokee, he turned to look when a man said "quitate a la verga", (means get the fuck out of the way-thank you readers).
"I turned and saw that woman but took it of no importance because a lot of people had already approached from the surrounding bars, and when I unlocked my phone to call for an Ambulance, I heard some gunfire, so I ran to the beach and turned to see what was happening because I was very scared that something would happen to me", he said.
The witness said that when the subject fled, he looked up and saw the woman, and just before getting in the vehicle, she shouted, "Puro Sinaloa" and " a gift from La China".
But the case of Audencio Giovanni Lopez Beltran " El Hector", his is only one of until now 7 crimes, where it has been practically proved that the participation of the Boss of Sicarios of Felipe Eduardo Guajardo Garcia " El 28", Melissa Margarita Calderon Ojeda "La China". The others are as follows.
1. Jesus Abraham Sanchez Martinez, killed on 26th of December 2014 in La Calle Juan de Dios Angulo, in the Daniel Roldan Zimbron libramiento in La Paz Colonia.
2. Anacleto Saenz Alarcon "El Cleto", executed on 10th of February, while passing through Daniel Roldan Zimbron libramiento, between the Avenue's Las Garzas and Carretera al Norte in La Paz.
3. Juan Carlos Aviles Bareno "El Juanillo", kidnapped, tortured and disembowled on January 13th of this year and his remains scattered in the Lazaro Cardenas Colonia, Los Cacaros and Santa Fe in La Paz. In this case she was involved with the Chief of Sicarios of Los Cabos, Raul Castillo de la Rosa "El Cochi".
4. Gonzalo Fibres Valenzuela, assassinated on 14th of January passing in front of the Central Casino, located on the Boulevard Luis Donaldo Colosio between Avenue's Forjardores and Calle La Paz in the Fraccionamiento Bellavista of La Paz.
5. Humberto Juarez Leon "Maleno", executed on the 16th of January while passing in the Calle Bernardo Maldonaldo between Luis Barajas and Enrique Von Borstel in Revolution Colonia of La Paz.
6. Martin Guadalupe Cota Castro, assassinated on the 11th of February while passing in the Calles of Santa Lourdes between Santa Lucia and Santa Ana in the Santa Maria Colonia of La Paz.
7. Jesus Alfredo Avila Espindola, executed on the 3rd of April in Las Calles of Ocampo between Yucutan and Chiapas in the Guerrero Colonia of La Paz.
8. Fernando Antonio Alvarado, assassinated in the Cajoncito stream on the way to Los Arenales in La Paz.
Not only these
"La China, according to investigators of the PGJE, was involved with an armed attack against the owner of "Pollos Los Mochis", Nazaerau Andres Eduardo Pacheco who was injured this past April 7th, at the intersection of Luis Donaldo Colosio and Highway al Norte of La Paz.
Finally she appears linked to the Kidnapping of Captains, Marco Antonio Espinoza and his companion Cesar Dario Liera Villacenceio, recorded on the morning of February the 11th at the Hotel La Purisima, which is located across the street from September 16th between Serdan and Revolution in the Centro Colonia of La Paz, and also the statements of Jesus Ernesto Lopez Zatarain "El Yuka" sent one of his gunmen along with those of "El Navigator", to rob tourists on the Island of Espiritu Santo of La Paz.
Who is "La China"?
Nickname: La China
Date of Birth: 12th of August 1984
Parents: Jose Alfredo Calderon Cota , Alma Guadalupe Ojeda Angulo
Living at: Rojo between Terracotta and Guinda, Arcoiris III Colonia
Distinguishing Features: Tattoo on the back of her left forearm, with the words "Vonborstel". Tattoo on the inside of right forearm of the letter A.
Tattoo in the middle of her back with a Chinese character for the letter A.
Tattoo on the right shoulder blade of a butterfly.
Tattoo on her lower spine of a fish and flowers.
Tattoo on her abdomen of a butterfly.
Age: 31 years old
Origin: La Paz, Baja California Sur
Height: 1.60 metres
Seeking "La Gaby"
Nickname: La Gaby
Age: 26 years of age
Origin: La Paz, Baja California Sur
Height: 1.70 metres
Hair: Brown, straight and long
Eyes: Regular and green colored
Distinguishing Features: Tribal Tattoo on right leg
Tattoo of flower on left leg
Tattoo on left shoulder blade of a butterfly
Tattoo on abdomen that illegible
Note: this woman was reported as missing by her mother Patricia Lopez Castro on the 6th of February around 9pm in the evening in the Solidarity Colonia of La Paz. Without a doubt she is operating under control of Melissa Margarita Calderon Ojeda "La China" in the crimes that are shaking La Paz.
Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana