Translated by Chuck B Alamada for Borderland Beat from a ZETA article
Written by Isaí Lara Bermudez (ZETA) Friday, 16 September, 2016
TECATE, BAJA CALIFORNIA NORTE-Last Friday evening, someone left a human head on the privately owned vehicle of a security member of Tecate’s Police Chief, Bartolome Lam Canto. Along the human head, the perpetrators also left behind a cardboard with a narco message directed at the Chief of Police. Several Investigative agencies secured the crime scene while detectives collected evidence.
The human head was left on a brown sedan vehicle which belongs to one of Chief Bartolome Lam Canto’s security staff members along with the cardboard which contained threats directed towards all those working with members of the Sinaloa Cartel. The vehicle was parked in front of the police station at the time of the incident.
The green cardboard contained the following message:
“THIS WILL HAPPEN TO ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE WITH THE AKILES SISTERS OR RANA HERE THE SKY IS
From what is visible, the message left for Chief Bartolome Lam Canto and his agency is signed by Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) and the Cartel Arrelano Felix, under the acronym of CTNG which stands for Cartel de Tijuana Nueva Generacion.
Municipal agents have admitted to ZETA that Chief Lam Canto only has three or four patrol vehicle patrolling the entire city and assigns only a handful of officers to fixed location.
Just a few weeks ago and a few blocks away from the Chiefs home, the home of one of his commanders was shot up.With this latest human head found, there have been 38 murders so far this year in the
UPDATE: Saturday, 17 September, 2016
A day after the discovery of a human head left on a vehicle belonging to one of the security members of Tecate’s Police Chief, Bartolme Lam Canto, the body to that head was located. The remains were found in a dirt road southeast of the city. The victim was wearing a blue shirt, jeans, and black boots. Additionally, the victim had obvious burn marks about his back, buttocks, and legs which according to investigators, were caused by the perpetrators.
|Photo Courtesy of ZETA|
An investigator told ZETA: “They tried burning the body but it didn’t catch on fire.”
Unlike the human head where the perpetrators left a cardboard with a message, authorities did not
find a message with the rest of the body. Authorities have identified the victim only as Alejandro and are currently investigating any possible ties with organized crime or links with the municipal police including any connection with the Chief of Police since the head was left outside the police station.
The body was found in an isolated location close to the tunnel in the Valle Verde neighborhood of Tecate.
Quick Fact: Tecate has around 40 square miles and a population of about 65,000