Murder exposes narco entrepreneur
In the latest in a series of possibly related killing in Tijuana, a local businessman and entrepreneur was executed, left in the river behind Hotel Lucerne, in the upscale Zona Rio area. His death revealed he was an upper level crystal methamphetamine trafficker, who was known for sending product to the United States, with his partner, Hernando Chavez, a US Citizen.
Sarak Entebi allegedly operated his business order the guise of owning several gyms in upscale, exclusive Tijuana neighborhoods, but intelligence from agencies on both sides, indicate his real profession was coordinating the smuggling and distribution of crystal. Reports allege he used a team of women, to 'mule' his product across the border, and is suspected in several murders of those he contracted to cross product, who assumedly failed him in some way.
Sarak and his business partner were enjoying their night in Chapuletepec on April 11th, when according to police reports, a vehicle pulled up, and Sarak got inside to talk for a moment. The vehicles occupants then shot him multiple times, and threw his body in the river. The killing style suggests someone, or an emissary of someone, whom he trusted. His partner fled, and was arrested.
There is no information regarding his affiliations in either San Diego, or Tijuana, but news source report he was considered one of the largest crystal distributors in the United States, which seems like an exaggeration, given the circumstances. Unconfirmed rumors and comments suggest he was an affiliate of La Rana.
He was apparently from Michoacan, and had several twitter and social media profiles over the years, pictures accompanying reports of his murder appear to show him in an upscale home, with wrapped kilos of cocaine and plastic containers of crystal. The plastic tubberware is often how the drug is transported and packed in Tijuana. The source of the pictures is unknown, but they appear to be from a social media site, or possibly a cell phone, belonging to the victim, or his business partner. His name doesn't appear on any active arrest warrants or indictments out of San Diego, or any local media.
Sources: AFN Tijuana, Zeta Tijuana