'You have 24 hours to leave the plaza"
On a inconspicuous late 80's model Toyota Camry, with California plates, authorities found an narco message, scrawled in black pen on a piece of paper, taped to the windshield. 'Luis, you have 24 hours to leave the plaza or this will keep happening" -The Black Belt, were the contents of the note.
The message was found near the international border, where a metal mesh fence divides the countries, and very close to Zona Norte, the lucrative red light district, on of Tijuana's biggest retail drug distribution points. An area that has been in contention for years, a long held CAF zone, has been in chaos since the murder of Luis Manuel Toscano, 'El Mono' earlier this year.
Mono was murdered with his in bodyguards, moments after leaving an appointment with his parole officer in the La Mesa district. His murder set off a series of murders and public killings, including narco messages and the killings of women and children. It is said that Mono was merely a minor player, whose family and CAF old guard really controlled the plaza. Mono was known for causing problems, numerous arrests, drug use, and the sexual abuse of women.