PEP raid stash house
In the latest in a series operations by the PEP (State Preventative Police) 122 kilos of crystal and an arsenal of weapons were found in a stash house, in Colonia La Cienega, La Mesa. This comes just days after the PEP recovered 16.5 kilos of cocaine in an arrest, a crystal laborotio, and another 16 kilos of crystal in the last 24 hours.
In addition elements of the Army, and the PEP were involved in finding a narco tunnel, near the Tijuana airport on Thursday. The PEP has been at the forefront of most of the latest hits to criminal groups in Tijuana, mostly involving CJNG. Their tactics, outside activities, and motivations have been questioned.
This latest seizure comes after a citizen complaint, (which is how many of these alleged seizures begin), the complaint detailed a man moving packages out of a vehicle, and into a store. Elements of SEDENA and the PEP arrested one person at the scene, and seized 42 plastic bags containing 122 kilos of crystal, as well as boxes containing more crystal and marijuana.
Reflective of the undercurrent of killing and war in Tijuana, also found was 13 rifles, including at least one rocket launcher, nine magazines, 163 cartridges. It isn't unknown if these weapons were for shipment further south to areas like La Paz, Sinaloa, Jalisco, to aid in fights there. It is likely they were to support groups in Tijuana, and likely were brought across from the United States.
It is also probable all these recent seizures are tied to one group or cell leader operating in Tijuana, given their domino like trajectory, and the involvement of the PEP. Fall leaves and wind sweep through San Diego and Tijuana, a slight chill of death and looming killing hangs in the air, with the weather, a cold winter of executions and death....
Sources: AFN Tijuana