10 kilos seized in Tijuana
May 4th, 2015:
As violence quietly threatens to escalate into war for the city, bodies turn up in trunks, charred, tied, or executed in their homes, or as they wait for tacos in the street, product falls too. In the previous weeks, two tunnels were discovered in Tijuana, leading to San Diego, and Otay Mesa, and dozens of kilos of crystal were seized in Ensenada.
Two men from Sinaloa, Javier Cazarez Garnez, 44, and Alvaro Valdez Rubio, were in the colonia of Jardines Dorado, and apparently their 2001 Chrysler van had broken down, or ran out of gas. One man was trying to push, while the other attempted to steer, to get the vehicle to safety. Municipal police arrived, and in the process of attempting to assist these men, saw packages on the seat, resembling distribution quantities of drugs.
The men were arrested in possession of 10 kilos of cocaine, wrapped in black tape, and brown wrapping, some with the letter M, and others engraved, XTZ MR. Reports estimate the cocaine would produce 50,000 doses on the street, for retail sale. I don't know if they had evidence to determine the drugs were headed for the street, but it is likely they were intended for the US, due to cocaines poor market in Tijuana, in comparison to crystal.
Sources: AFN Tijuana