Another CAF member attacked
In the midst of a series of executions and attacks on the remaining members of the fallen CAF, another was shot down last night in a Japanese retauraunt, Fusion 40, on Blvd. Diaz Ordaz. Almost 10 former lieutenants and cell leaders of CAF have been murdered or shot in the last year in attacks, many gunned down in front of their families, and wives as they dined. Some were murdered as they grabbed small items from OXXO, or ate tacos on the street, in a continuing attempt to wipe the group from the streets of Tijuana.
El llames, the victim of last nights attack survived, like Carlos Jhared Rodriguez, in June 2014, where he was attacked with his wife, as they sat inside Verde Y Crema, an upscale Tijuana resturaunt. Llames was taken to a hospital close by, and presumed in stable condition. This incident comes about a week after the second attack this year on a Tijuana junkyard, 'Shaggy', owned by members of CAF. Esteban Nides, a former municipal officer was the target of the earlier shooting, though he escaped.
Aquiles and La Rana are said to be the ones directing the attacks on displaced CAF members, but no one knows for sure. Reports indicate many are no longer operating as drug traffickers, but as kidnappers, and without protection from the local and state authorities, are being given up to their rivals. Fusion 40 is said to be owned by Llames, who is 44 years old, and was arrested in 2010, with another CAF members El Patas, both under the direction of Fernando Sanchez Arellano.
Unofficial reports indicate the car used in the attack on Llames matches the description of one used just a week or so earlier in the attack on Yonke Shaggy. The same reports state that possibly one of the attackers was detained close to the scene.
As the smoke settles from murders and retributions, some of the alliances and arrangements begin to reveal themselves, yet still much remains unclear. Was Llames attacked by rivals from Aquiles faction, or the newer generation of CAF in Tijuana, 'Nuevo Cartel De Tijuana', who are fighting for territory in Sanchez Tadoaba? Nuevo Cartel De Tijuana is cell leaders and independents from various crews and trafficking groups who have signed banners announcing themselves in the city, this year.
Sources: AFN Tijuana