CTNG member arrested in Tijuana
In a knockoff Michael Kors shirt, carrying firearms and crystal, another cell leader falls in Tijuana, a cliche at this point. In the latest of a series of actions and seizures, SEDENA and elements of Los PEP arrested Pedro Stanley Herrera, 'El Pedro'. 'El Pedro' is wanted for the 2013 killing of Hacho Kayolan, 'Hacho' was the first office manager of the municipal sports institute in Tijuana.
Hacho's death made headlines across Tijuana, as authorities and journalists could not find an explanation for his murder that made much sense. It was a targeted killing of a seemingly innocent, or innocent enough city employee. Los Aquiles and his people were blamed, and a theory of a personal feud over a woman was eventually offered, which never seemed to fit.
Over the last 3 years various low level sicarios, and cell leaders were arrested, and blamed for Hacho's death, but never was any more explanation or context given. The latest arrest links El Pedro with Arturo Giovanni Herrera 'El Gross' and 'El JP', who are responsible for much of the violence in Colonia Sanchez Tadoaba, and other areas. Gross and JP are who opened the door for the presence of Jalisco in Tijuana, as far as narco mantas and operators, traffickers from Jalisco have worked in Tijuana forever, with the consent of various other groups.
Pedro is said to operate in western Tijuana, in charge of retail drug dealing, and enforcement activities against the rivals of the CTNG/CJNG alliance, which includes Los Aquiles and Los Uriartes. This comes a week after 51.5 kilos of cocaine were seized in the city, said to belong to CJNG. Arrests in other areas against CJNG/CTNG members were said to have taken place, but no details released, though weapons and drugs were seized.
El Teo enjoyed about a year and half before he was detained in La Paz, in a role similar to CTNG, a Tijuana local/operative, who flipped to let in a rival group. Teo killed dozens, if not hundreds, of people in his crusade to drive Fernando Sanchez Arellano from the city. He received support from elements of Sinaloa, including weapons and product, in the form of large crystal meth and marijuana shipments. Gross is a former Aquiles cell leader, and likely a Tijuana native. El JP formerly of Los R's, aligned with Tigre also of Sinaloa.
JP and Gross have a dozen or so corridos, championing them as saviors of the city, and warriors amongst men, their preference for beautiful women and expensive taste, their bravery in the face of sure death.....
Sources: AFN Tijuana