Thursday, May 4, 2017

Tijuana & San Diego: Ravaged by cristal

Tijuana & San Diego: Ravaged by cristal

At the border, and checkpoints choking off San Diego, CBP seize loads of crystal, handing the suspects off to DEA, Homeland Security Investigations. At the San Diego MCC, Metropolitan Correctional Center, dozens of indicted suspects from gangs are booked into custody. Across the street at the federal courthouse they are arraigned. 

MCC is filled with suspects found with crystal meth concealed in their vehicles, false compartments usually, modified in Tijuana and Mexicali for smuggling.  The drivers run a wide range, women with children, young single women, members of Tijuana's Xolos, the children of mariachi singers, older men, younger ones, an 18 year old died in 2014, after CBP allowed him to drink liquid crystal he was attempting to smuggle in a juice bottle. He overdosed, the liquid meth overtaking his body, and he died on the scene, on the cold floor of the border patrol building in San Ysidro.

The county jail's are filled with addicts, holding tanks lined with addicts, face and skin decaying, picking at their wounds, greasy hair and bad sandwiches they can't eat, packed into dorms and cells, coming down days after their arrest, face absorbed into the thin bunk mattress.  Homicides, beatings, stabbings, theft, credit card fraud, kidnappings, all the crimes of the addicts.  In East Village, a rapidly developing upscale enclave of downtown, holds the sight of millions in development, construction crews, highrises, but at night, on K Street, and down Market, up Island, across J, all around you can see the smoke in the simmering summer night.  


Seizure in Tijuana today
Smoke, from burnt pipes on cracked, cut, dry lips, lining the walls of San Diego's Skid Row, where homeless addicts seek refuge in the crystal, sold by corner boys on East Village blocks.  Down the street, stash houses are hit by Homeland Security.  Go further south, and watch the dope spots and motel deals in National City, distributors deal out of their homes, pole cams from federal agents documenting their every sale.  Richard J Donovan State Prison, where recent unsealed indictments revealed crystal and heroin being sold in the prison. Further south in Tijuana, where the killings have surged over 400 in just a few months.  

Today, 400 kilos of crystal were seized from a stash house in Aquas Calientes, 800 packages with roughly half a kilo each, ready to be crossed, in broken up load cars.  The killings occur daily, today a gym, tomorrow a bar, today a body burnt, tomorrow, choked, with cheap rope still wrapped around his neck, flesh rubbed raw underneath. Yesterday, 350k worth of product was seized in a matter of hours, pounds of crystal wrapped for transportation into San Diego, and further north. 

The numbers are higher elsewhere, but San Diego feels like home, and we have much business to be done here.  In 2017, federal indictments have charged over 200 individuals with distribution of crystal, and related crimes, including murder, firearms trafficking, home invasions, extortion, and prostitution.  January, 13 members of the Deep Valley Crips in Oceanside, indicted and charged with racketeering, sex trafficking out of gang controlled and complicit motels, and trafficking meth. In February, 55 were charged in Vista, primarily a Vista Homeboys trafficking network run by a woman, based out of Tijuana, and supplied by Sinaloa.  
Last week, 37 individuals in the Mid-City region, 15 blocks or so from North Park and Hillcrest were charged in another federal case.  West Coast Crip, John Albert Quarles, aka J Money led a crystal and crack cocaine distribution operation that operated dope houses around the 40th block of University and Orange Ave, Teralta Park.  Soulidao Chounlaboudy of the Oriental Mafia Crips, was charged in the same investigation, operating a meth and firearms trafficking network.  

Yesterday, 16 gang members and associates of the Diablos, based in Escondido were charged in unsealed indictments.  The Diablos, a prolific gang, of over 311 documented members, and 400 associates, control drug territory in eastern and central Escondido.  As part of the investigation, authorities identified the shooter, who in early March, shot and killed a grandmother, on her way to church.

13 wiretaps, over 100 pounds of meth and heroin pounds of meth, assault rifles, racketeering, money laundering, sex trafficking, prostitution, drug trafficking.  The numbers blur together, dozens of pounds of meth, if not hundreds.  Hundreds of actual people, charged, arrested, processed, sentenced by federal judges.  If the suppliers and dealers are in the 100's, the customers, the addicts, the clients are in the thousands. Overdose deaths of crystal have surged in the last 7 years, as price and purity have risen, pounds of seized crystal frequently test at 98%.  

The two cities, symbiotic, are awash in crystal, blood, and money.  If you don't know, or don't see, you can't care.  Even then.  Children born from addict mothers, who live in addict houses, who sleep in addict conditions, and eat addict food, or don't eat at all.  Raised in a life of chaos, violence, incarceration. The street dealers in Tijuana with globos in their mouths, the batakas with half a clip, and orders to kill, the children of killers, the parents of transporters who got 6 years for 22 pounds of crystal, and endless black tragedy. Count the pounds, look at the pictures, the indictments, go down to K street tonight, the smoke will be there.

Sources: Zeta Tijuana, UT San Diego, US Attorneys Office

57 comments:

  1. Dude, I live in San Diego. Down K St and Market, - East Village I might see/smell some pot. Clouds from crystal? not really.

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    1. They have them there. It's easier to smell pot than crystal.

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    2. Those bags of onions on top of the the Focus are not even concealed, I guess they are just harassing everybody.
      Tell you what, remove the marines military bases from the borders and drug trafficking, addictions and addicts will die away like dandelions in the shade.
      Then ban slave labor maquiladoras and erotic sexo-tourism.

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  2. Check out Lamberto Verdugo son el guero captured in culiacan worked for mini Lic.

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    1. Seems he worked for El Mayo as well for El Lic. coordinating shipments of coke from Columbia to Mexico and the US.. Taking out the guys with all the important info;then lead to the capture of the heads of the cartels. El TRI6

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    2. Ese Lamberto Vergudo me gusta, ahi me lo apartan.
      -El Sol Prendido

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  3. I dont understand the attraction to chrystal. Where is the money to be made?? Isnt keys of this shit dirt cheap??? What does it do for you??Besides making you paranoid as hell and clean your house over and over while staying up for 2 weeks..Doesn't sound fun at all.. I've yet to hear of anyone even seeing the shit in chicago, but im sure its around

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    1. It is disgusting, and will make a human being become a shell, it eats away at the core of the spirit's connection to the body and this life. The feeling the first few times however is without a doubt the heaviest overload of pleasure you have ever felt, the paranoia and schizo symptoms come later, after many hours of indescribable waves of pleasure rippling through your spine, nerves, really every part of you. Really even a speed-ball (coke and heroin) are nothing compared to the sensation and the addictive quality is inseparable from the experience. You don't come down, you are peaking for 10 hours or more. Even though I never got addicted and haven't done it in perhaps a decade, the damage and changes are forever just from doing it maybe 15 times. Sex is totally a new thing on it too, it makes you into a fiendish Gollum, totally consumed by pleasure. Most people's lives are ruined within a few months.

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    2. The cost of crystal up in the Midwest is about 2000 per ounce in the hick towns

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    3. That's where statistics say is mostly being consumed, hick towns. Like crack in the inner cities. Crystal meth is popular in rural areas of American societies.

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    4. That drug is popular in every city in America. The reason being its cheap and has long lasting effects. Cocain,crack cocain cost a lot more and the high is very short lasting. Keys are only dirt cheap if you know the right people, play stupid games , win stupid prizes, like a trip behind steel bars,doors.

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    5. It's 100 to 200 a gram in certain areas of the north east

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    6. 11:35 you couldnt described it any better... Listen up everyone read 11:35 note.. That drug its the devils lust at full power.. La lujuria del diablo..

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  4. Thank you j for this story. I like your style.

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  5. Mencho is in control of all baja

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    1. He is the best

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    2. Funniest thing ive read online all day

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  6. What is Meth selling for in Tijuana, vs San Diego?

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    1. Are you trying to buy some? Hmmm

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    2. Selling for Pesos in Tijuana and USD in San Diego...and lots of them.

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  7. It's definitely a demon. This crystal meth is destroying citizens of all sides and societies.
    Question is why do people use when the consequences are clearly evident facial and body appearance transformed to a state of decomposition? The addiction must be overwhelming to have such low self esteem of oneself. Like any drug I will assume. Addiction is a disease.
    Yes the statistics are high for usage and demand in America and Tijuana area. Crystal meth labs were definitely common in rural America. But due to restrictions on over the counter drugs it has been an effective drug enforcement strategy for law enforcement in America.
    Nevertheless due to the Mexican cartels appetite for money, it became a major drug marketing strategy to manufacture. Feeding the masses in both countries for profits.
    You would think looking up at those billboards of individuals before and after of users will discourage one. Like all drug addiction it's not that simple.
    It's definitely the devils drug to society.


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    1. You on point with your comments primo. Your eyes are open to the demonic spirit world around you. Demonic thoughts overtake your mind. Criminal, devious, immoral opportunities are placed in your path as the Devil laughs his ass off as you make bad decision after bad decision that leads to self destruction. Meanwhile it is so addicting that by the time you realize what is happening it is too late. Your physical health is deteriorated, relationships and reputation ruined, criminal record, etc etc...true spit from an ex-addict
      I had to hit rock bottom to wake up and THANK GOD I did or I wouldn't be writing this.
      JESUS loves you mi gente...its never too late to seek him.

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    2. @ 2 live an die in LA.
      You are one of the lucky ones to have fought and overcome such demonic forces. A life's lesson of the bitter end and costs for many. Nevertheless walk tall and proud. New beginnings await.
      God bless.

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    3. People who take care of themselves can handle any drug some last longer than others.

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  8. Well the solution is actually very simple....death penalty...is very controversial yet it works...any one caught dealing using or making profit from drugs should face "death penalty" is a radical problem a radical solution...I say provide sober programs give them an opportunity for adicts over time start to implement the capital penalty..

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    1. How about taking the profits out of drugs? Legalization would do just that AND when there is no profit there is no marketing and no supply.

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    2. Drug addicts dont care about profits. Legal or illegal, there will be profits, and there will be those who are enslaved by drugs, and those who use drugs to enslave others. Its not about the money.

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  9. 11:10. Good observación but how about "due to a rabid demand for the lethal toxin by citizens of the USA, criminales in México have capitalized off the profit their incestious demand rewards the criminales with." As an outsider looking in I am amazed at how ONLY those supplying the demand (so-called carteles), vs those WILLINGLY purchasing the product and PROVIDING the demand are demonized by intelligent people like yourself. I just don't understand and assume it is due to years of propaganda funded by the US politicians and instituciones that also profit on so-called "war on drugs".

    Well hear this please - it may be good entertainment for many, good for the many in US that smoke it and deal it, and obviously good for US politicians that "fight it"; but it's not good for those of us who hate it and wish people in US would cease their glutenous demand for cristal and other drugs that all socio-economic class of US have grown accustomed to at other countries expense.

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  10. Mexicans, like el chapo, knows that many people will become addicted if they are given the chance to taste their drugs, eben just one time in a moment of weakness. This is a weakness that people around the globe are susceptible. The low cost heroin that the Afghan's now produce(was virtually eliminated under the Taliban)and now flood Eurasia was CIA acquiescence! They especially like the huge increase in Russian heroin addiction!
    So, they have flooded America with low cost highly addictive drugs, dramatically increasing the number of addicts!
    The Mexicans are not fulfilling a need they are creating a need!
    Fact!

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    1. @4:52 the taliban extorted farms, forced planting & grew rich off poppies. They may have claimed H to be off limits but it was free market cultivation which was not allowed. Production tripled under the taliban. Ask the increased addicts in Iran. Afghanistan overtook the golden triangle of Asia for the top H production seat.

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    2. How dare you speak evil about the Christians In Action! You should bitch slap yourself 4 disrespecting them like that boy. I strongly support all their covert activities. - Sol Prendido

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    3. If opiate prescriptions are at record highs in thr USA is it really just the "Mexicans "creating demand?

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    4. Obviously not!
      Point taken 10:20 am

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    5. 4:52; The Mexicans aren't fulfilling a need their creating it!
      Dude your on cloud 9! The demand had been created by people willing to break the law and buy and use meth for decades that bikers had been fulfilling. Mexican criminals saw a prosperous business opportunity and created super labs and won marketshare with 40-50% more purity (more bang for the buck).

      Your theory is bunk and won't win any market share with anyone that does not live in an American Made plastic bubble.

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    6. I work in a practice where most of the docs prescribe Percocet and Norco to patients for a relatively minor problem. Once patients get prescribed that a few times, they can't think of anything else at the rest of their office visits besides getting more of that shit. They no longer care about their hypertension, diabetes or cancer. Same with Dilaudid (actually worse) and even Soma. Some are willing to let wounds fester and hurt themselves to try to get more and more of the drugs. We are creating the problem in the US also.

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    7. 7:05 A facking lie, the UN itself reported cultivation of opiates in afghanistan was almost non existent u.til the US returned and sponsored their favorite.sheiks who all happened to be Not taliban or Al Qaeda, increasing opiates production by 675% by 2009.

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  11. 4:52am That's a ridiculous conclusion. I grew up in a drug infested area, around a few friends in HS then college that used drugs, and initially as a working adult around people that used drugs for fun and some habitually. Despite having been around drugs since a could leave my front door I have never tried a drug, therefor I don't have a need. Do you see the connection? Don't use drugs, have no need. Your rationale is ludicrous!

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    1. @5:39 The Mexicans are not fulfilling a need they are creating a need?????
      You're theory is grade A bunk! For decades the people that have chosen to illegally consume the crap have created the need that bikers fulfilled.
      Mexican criminals simply saw a profitable business opportunity created super labs, sold purer stuff, and won market share! Only American users created the need, your theory is pure bunk for anyone not living in an American-made plastic bubble.

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    2. Everyone can speak for them self...thank god you haven't gone through an addiction of any sort!! But just remember that not every one knows the consequences of abusing a drug till its to late...I'm sure if you a user would know where he would be at today it would be a different situation....

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  12. Miraculously, this stuff has never taken hold in New York and northeast US.

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    1. Drugs are like pop singers or celebrities. The sad fact of the matter is that they will eventually take over those areas because everyone wants to be in on the new things including drugs!

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    2. Heroin is still king in those regions. Those regions are battling opiate issues. But, now that you say something, I sure El Mencho read your post and has a container load headed that way at this very moment.

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    3. Just got out of jail in the northeast and a lot of the people in there especially the younger generation are doing meth as a "safer" alternative to fentanyl laced dope. Some of them see meth as the best way to get unsick. Last year in Manchester they got a dude with 8 kilos so the demand is slowly starting to build

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  13. mencho still struggle to fight the Goliath cartel, he is only brave in narcomantas claiming the new owner but the fact is, he is only control 10% in tijuana the rest is cds

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    1. Your conclusion is way off. CDS is split like in 3 or 4 groups, fyi lol no more goliath..

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    2. There's no more split....Damaso is done, his kid will locked up or dead very soon. Mayo has Chapo's boys in line now, Vicente will be out soon, and Goliath rolls on...Mencho should get off his own stuff...

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  14. All drugs legal or illegal have an additive quality to certain individuals. It's really a lottery in a persons brain how the chemicals can consumed somebody.

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  15. J: Thanks for posting the article. IF even 1/2 of the things are true concerning the street scenes , cristal, gangs, etc. America has serious problems because this will spread and spread worldwide. Stop the cancer of drugs like meth, cocaine, and heroin from spreading or the world is doomed.

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  16. Lamberto Verdugo was Mayos compadre till he got ambushed and killed by the Marinelas, He use to hang around la palma, la huigera, all around there. Culican Sin.

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  17. Duterte has the answer. Get rid of the corrupt cops ,dealers and hardcore addicts

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  18. all this they want so lets give it to them is bullshit look at the China vs Great Britain opium wars

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  19. I was at MCC SAN DIEGO in 2011 for money laundring, I met lots of drug mules,bank robbers,even met a few corrupt cbp agents,even got a chance to meet BENJAMIN ARELLANO FELIX which was in the 5th floor at the time, which is know as the hole, met lots of infamous caracters, and heard thousands of storys, things you only hear in corridos, from savage cartel hitmen, food was not the best but if you have money in your books you get your way around that :) the yard is at the top of the building which is covered by razor sharp wire, played dominoes and pinnacle to kill time as their is not much to do,MCC is more like a drug dealers school, you learn a lot, thank you bb for posting this article brought back memories.

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  20. @fahim salazar
    Need more stories from your hotel stay

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    1. The Famous Mexican Country Club...MCC.Where do they keep their PCs now?They used to be on the 10th floor,next to the females.

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  21. The sad thing is some plaza bosses prohibit the sale of cocaine. Only pushing meth and they go as far as opening rehabs but they are not free. "Negocio redondo"

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  22. Back in 2000 in Corona del Mar which is above Playas and South. There was a big crystal manufacturer, I have picture of discarded ephedrine boxs the size of a car. A friend of mine who used to live up their used to tell me that the zombies would come out in droves at night.....There is a high demand in Mexico also.. The U.S.is to blame for demand of drugs, just NOT all the demand.

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