'El Viejon' hit by Aquiles
Another body left in the wake of the turmoil and betrayed alliances and shifting narco politics, leaving bodies in the street, bagged up, burned, scorched, bound and gagged strewn across the hard concrete, emblazoned with 9mm shells and dried blood....
The body found last Friday apparently has been identified as a member of CAF, the ghosts of another decade where the famed Arellano brothers ran the plaza, a different life, a different time. Jose Lorenzo Hernandez Garcia, known as 'El Viejon' was a confidante of Melvin Quiroz Qutierrez, "El Melvin', a Logan Heights soldier who ascended the ranks of the Arellano Felix, and serving as the strong hand of Fernando Sanchez Arellano, until his arrest in early 2013.
'El Viejon' has a very familiar story in CAF, he was assumedly from Logan Heights or another San Diego area neighborhood, as he began with David Barron Carona, 'El CH', infamous gunner of Ramon Arellano Felix, who recruited his friends from prison and the streets to help the Arellano brothers enforce their rule in Tijuana.
'El Melvin' was also in this group of elder CAF members, as well as his brother Benjamen 'El Kecho' Quiroz, and Marcos Antonio Paredes Quiones, 'El Pato'. Kecho was murdered earlier this year, at an OXXO, groups linked to Aquiles, later arrested, confessed to that killing. Kecho was a target in the power struggles and eradications that have escalated the death toll in Tijuana to over 500, in the year.
'El Viejon' was said to have assumed control of the Fernando Sanchez, El Inge faction, after the blood heirs arrest in June 2014. Authorities say they have confirmed Viejon's identity through tattoos. This latest death continues the feuds, wars, and cleanings that have left many bodies in it's wake, torn up from high impact shells, brains blown out at taco stands, gunned down in front of their homes, women and children shot and injured by random gunfire and direct hits from depraved gunmen, high on the invincibility of crystal meth and a hopeless life of madness and killing.
Sources: AFN Tijuana