Monday, March 13, 2017

Tijuana: 5 executed in Zona Norte

5 executed in Zona Norte

In a small room between Primera and Miguel F. Martinez streets in Zona Norte, a grim stash house of sorts, a man clings to life.  His associates, friends, perhaps family lay dead, between the floor, and and the bleak furnishings, a few battered couches.  Blood leaked from their wounds, all head shots, one or two apiece, spreading out onto the floor.  

Three women and two men, executed, ambushed, likely betrayed.  All 9mm shells, no signs of heavy weapons, long rifles.  They were part of a narco retail cell operating in La Zona.  The kind of group that bears both the blame, and burden for many of the constant killings and mutilations, severed limbs, and bullet holes, weaving in and out of flesh, hot bullet shells dancing across victims insides.

These killings were different then the public executions, shootouts in bars, clubs, mariscos stands, these people saw their killers, and interacted with them before they were killed.  Single shots mostly, no signs of torture, or bounding have been reported.  More then one, to retrain, and to kill 5 people, without problems. At least 3. 

They may have thought they were going to leave.  They were either surprised, lured, or betrayed. They may have begged, pleaded, confessed. They may have stood defiant to the end.  They may have anticipated the shot, as the deafening crack of gunshots echoed across the room, flinched before the bullet pierced their skin, into the back of their skull. 


The retail cells are many, tentacles of larger cells, dispersed all through Tijuana, esp in La Zona.  The family and group of the fallen El Mono, Manuel Luis Toscano, known as Los Iqualos, still maintains a presence.  The people of Los Aquiles have a certain degree of control.  The people of CTNG, formerly under 'El Gross' operate.   It is simply the largest retail market in the city.

The Red Light district attracts sex tourism from San Diego, and internationally, sending hundreds to the bars and brothels that line the area.  Meth and heroin are sold at a retail level to the desperate addicts of Zona Norte, whose addiction consume them, fuel blood and violence across the city. "Globitos" small quantities of crystal and heroin are packaged, labeled, and sold by the retail cells, who in turn pay plaza, and buy product from a larger group.  

Most all of us, are more then what we do, more then what we have done, or will do, and complexity and humanity lays behind the killings and brutality.  There are very few truly evil people.  It is undeniable though that in death, what we leave behind can represent us, our desperation, our fears, our failures. 

-Maria Guadelupe Ramos Navarro, was 22, bullets struck her neck, and left shoulder.  "Gabriel' was tattooed above her left breast.  

-Unknown male victim, single shot behind the ear, another to the jaw, three skulls tattooed on his forearm.

-Unknown male victim, 30-35 years, single shot behind the ear, "Margarita" tattooed on his left breast. 

-Unknown female, 40-45 years, single shot to the head. 

-Unknown female, 30-35  years, single bullet to the head, behind her ear. "Suerte Puta" tattooed on her chest.

Items found in the room include a 9mm pistol, a box of .22 caliber ammunition, a Truconnect phone, and a glass pipe...

Sources: AFN Tijuana 


60 comments:

  1. Nimodo mein. Es parte de la realidad!

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  2. The article sounds more like a fiction crime novel. With its deafening crack of gunfire etc.
    Point being is that something went wrong with ill intentions. A stick up or cleaning house for an unknown group. Where drug killings for control and sales in Tijuana is at a year high . Where districts battle for distribution for a group or a cartel. Definitely a known individual to have allowed access. And the killings where not that of a gruesome nature. Quiet discrete and to make a point. Robbery? Take over of district?
    Common occurrence nowadays with this drug war. Just somewhat glad that the butchering of one was not the case here. A sense of humanity? Well it's a start.

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    1. Jealous much?

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    2. Duterte would be proud of his disciples, they believe in eliminating poor broke ass drug traffickers...
      --the business of selling 1/100th of a gram diluted in baking soda for 10 pesos can't be that good, I don't think it is worth all the bullets to a competing gramero, is it?
      Private contractors like to show work too, to the city and the Chamber of commerce, so many interest geoups, and they can't be enhanced interrogated, specially the police chiefs that make themselves millionaires, in dollars, like javier duarte de ochoa's SSP del estado, arturo bermudez zurita...
      "Detienen a arturo bermudez" proceso,mx Feb 3/2017.
      --It is like: how many mexicans get murdered for each million dollar it makes somebody?
      --making the question global, how many people does it take to make each million dollar around the world?
      --what do you have to do to get a billion dollar "loan" from the chinese and get charged -80% interest on it?
      --A "negative immediate interest of 80% of the loan", really?
      Just what the fack is happening on the US?
      Too many facking pigs posing as sacred cows.

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    3. Sorry if you mistook my judgment from reading.
      Not ridiculing. Never my intention. Information and awareness of the tragedies are much appreciated.
      So please forgive the misconceptions.
      Thank you for the investigative work and reporting.
      Sincerely

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    4. Well i didn't think you sounded jealous

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  3. Antrax cleaning la plaza de Don Mayo.

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  4. My sister lives in la michoacan and miguel f. Martinez in la zona norte and is commen to hear of murders but not by these numbers

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  5. J you being a woman and all you're a fairly good writer. - Sol Prendido

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  6. But no pictures đź‘Ž

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  7. I used to go to TJ to score dope. Thank God I quit.

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  8. Anybody who thinks Tijuana is under controll from one cartel is dumb i live here Sinaloa,Jalisco,and Arellano operated here in la tĂ­a Tijuana

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    1. some are going to say cds some say caf some say cjng

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    2. An outfit having an international criminal mafia practice since the 80s that is deep rooted into the local community is just not going to pack its bags and leave. Arellano is still the big dog of its backyard.

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  9. I knew the former owner of that building, father Rodolfo Sánchez, a former catholic priest who helped everyone in the neighborhood, As a child I loved to watch the traditional "Nacimiento" He displayed every Christmas. Its really sad to see how much that place changed in all these years.

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    1. 9:39 father sanchis just made his stash and left for CancĂşn.
      Serious charities usually leave someone always in charge.

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    2. That's an ignorant comment, but its ok. He wasnt a charity, he was Just a man who gave all the profits of his business to these in need around here (he wasnt a priest anymore, just owned a 2nd hand home appliances store). When he became too old to keep his store open, he sold the building to some guy. El padre Sánchez died some years ago in Los Angeles close to his brother's family. I've never met a more honest man than him.

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    3. 11:36 stfu! You don't know anything about how the RCC and it's charities work in old Mexico. "Serious" charities are run by priests over there and they don't run away with the money. You can't trust outsiders with money in most third world countries!

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    4. Well, on the US, where the money that counts IS, the money gets stolen all the time, and the innocence of thousands of innocent children too, but everybody that can does it too, not just priests.
      I hope father Rodolfo Sanchez was really a good man and I apologize in that case, but i wonder why he left the priesthood, retired priests get paid retirement or pensions, don't they?

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  10. Living in San Diego, I was thinking about going down to the Red zone where all the babes are...Chicago club, Hong Kong club, etc. It's been about 5 years, but after reading BB these last few months I think I might wait a bit longer. Way too peligroso mis amigos.

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    1. You should be ok. Its only dirt bags killing dirt bags. But I understand what you mean.

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    2. Lol....scared to get caught up in a shootout between cartels. But is willing to fuck the cesspool of HIV, Herpes, gonarea and cold sores hidden by makeup ,Tijuana's lovely putas.

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    3. @6:19 EXACTLY. Que mamila ese guey.

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    4. 6:19 that my friend is the honest true please play safe at the zona roja

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  11. CAF is back everyone in baja is happy

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    1. El aquiles limpiando la plaza porq el cielo sigue verde

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    2. mientras el Cerro siga siendo Colorado, Tijuana sigue siendo de Colores.

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    3. Primero se unde Tijuana ke ceder esta frontera (revolution nortena)

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  12. Nice writing on this story, I almost felt like I was in the room with the victims with the way you wrote this. Please don't stop writing you have a special gift.

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  13. You wanna dance witb devil. You gotta pay the mariachi when the song ends.

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    1. Pá mariachis...
      NO.

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    2. I like that saying.

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  14. It saddens me when bros and sisters here on BB react to these horrific tragedies as if this social plague of drug related violence and mass terror is just some football game."There are lives in the balance."

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    1. It's karma and assumption of the risk. They play the game of death, expect many to die, and others pointing it out.

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    2. @ 4:4O pm. You missed the point. The point is they are Humans that were murdered.

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    3. What do you expect . Alot of people here have read alot of nasty stuff. What about tbat commandante cherry who used to rip our his enemies organs with his bare hamds and places ir all over the internet for us to see. Hell yes its sad to see but it just gets to a point where irs just like. Oh hey another murder thats sad. And go on with our days

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  15. I guarantee you that the vast majority of those being executed in Tijuana are far from innocent.Some of them switch sides,snitch,steal or commit crimes against innocent members of society.So in reality this act of violence saved an innocent person from being robbed or killed.No loss there...someone did the Tijuanenses a huge favor!

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    1. 3:56 somebody could make tijuas another favor and shoot your ass up, there should be courts to handle justice issues, but all the money is spent on "police state resources" to enforce state sponsored terrorism and drug trafficking and extortion.
      --I garrantee the tijuas grameros support a whole lot of clean living aristocrats in tijuas like everywhere else in the world.

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  16. "suerte puta", "three skulls on forearm" all killed in zona norte... trust me these indivisuals wont be missed by anybody.

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    1. On the contrary, obvious guy, "Suerte Puta" will be missed terribly by me. She was a witty and lively woman who worked as a translator for me from time to time. She was an American woman who chose to live there and was bilingual. I cried when I heard the news early early Sunday morning.

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    2. well fotofreak that is nice you have fond memories of that lady. rip to your friend.

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  17. If Trump were Hitler, a set of Mexican border jumpers ears would be worth $50!!!
    EPN is mexico's Hitler but Mexicans love him.

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    1. @6:26PM EPN's approval rating of 12% in the polls doesn't indicate Mexicans love him very much.

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    2. He is despised here in Mexico. His approval rate is lower than Trump's.

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    3. Grow up, duuude. Smh.

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    4. Polls don'the count junior.

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    5. EPN has no honor and no balls. Cartels have been waging war and he has no strategy. His wife took his balls

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  18. By the way- that was from me to the moderators and not meant to be public. Thx

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    1. @10:14PM I have no idea what you are talking about.

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  19. Tijuana is beautiful and ugly at the same time. I love going to Tacos El Frank and Cabbanas. Parque Morelos has a little fair every weekend. But lately, we don't even feel like going. Vale pa pura madre ya, it's sad really. Pura muerte y droga, corrupcion. Great article bro, saludos desde Palm Ave.

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  20. Please more stories from you. I like your style of writing

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  21. I am surprised how nobody saw or heard anything. It happened on a Saturday afternoon. That swapmeet is filled with people on weekends. The issue with crime in Zona Norte and other parts of TJ is that crime often remain unsolved.

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    1. 4:58 Autodefensas could do the job of peace keeping and set law and order and law enforcement, for free, but in mexico that is forbidden, because the government itself is catching a lot of fish by muddling up the muddled waters, greedy federal being exploited by their greedy commanders and same thing with the estatales, municipales and melitares, all that is left is busting each other for the pinchis grameros.
      Boycott tijuas, sell tacos on the US side, as long as the taco troca don't touch sacred mexican soil...or sacred US soil.

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  22. Cjng taking over, they just give CAF a piece of the pie because they are the real owners of the plaza. Mencho gave CAF an ultimatum "work with us or die" CAF got scared and clicked up with mencho. Even people from CD in Tijuana jumped ship with mencho lol

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    1. Pos a güebo, vicente zambada leyva is in prison, el inge arellano is playing futbolit with his pelona in prison, and epn's cjng is taking more than than can chew, but mi amá la chivis still is the boss, I mean "La eNe"

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  23. Loveeeee absoluteyyyy just love how this person writes! U weren't physically there but u sure depicted so many vivid scenes for us. Thanksss so much and please don't leave the BB fam xx

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  24. Dude I know you like mencho but no need to spread false info, Mencho did not give them an ultimatum, mencho is doing the cleaning to be on CAF good graces, so in exchange mencho gets to rent space in tj..
    Plus this murder was done by los monitos of CAF they went to get one guy but since there was people there they had no choice but to execute the witness..


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    1. You sound like you're a material witness.

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  25. And no build wall yes.

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