Monday, February 12, 2018

Ex Tijuana Pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested in San Diego in possession of more than 20 kilos of Heroin and Cocaine

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article

Subject Matter: Arrest of Esteban Loaiza
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required


Reporter: Carlos Alvarez
The ex Mexican baseball pitcher, Esteban Antonio Loaiza Veyna, was detained this afternoon, Friday the 9th of February, in San Diego, California, United States, on charges of transporting drugs for sale.

The Sheriff's department of San Diego County, informed that the ex sportsman, 46 years of age, and born in Tijuana, Baja California, faces charges after being detained for possession of more than 20 kilos of heroin and cocaine, charges that carry a bail of 200,000 dollars.


The ex pitcher and ex husband of the dead singer Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra, better known only as Jenny Rivera, has a date before the County Court of  San Diego on the 14th of February to determine his legal situation.

According to information given out by the Sheriff's department, Loaiza Veyna was detained by elements of the said corporation and detained in their centre at South Bay.

In July of 2006, Loaiza Veyna was detained in Oakland, for driving while drunk at excessive speed in his Ferrari. In the same month, but in 2013, the ex pitcher was arrested in Tijuana together with various persons who were caught drinking beer in a taxi in the North Zone of the city.

Loaiza Veyna played with major league teams in the United States: the Philadelphia Phillies, the Chicago White Sox, the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics, with who, he signed a contract for 21.4 million dollars.

He also played with the Red Devils of Mexico City and with the Aguilas de Mexicali, in the Mexican Pacific league. In addition, the Mexican baseball player was the starting pitcher in the 70th anniversary game of the American League, during the All-Star game, held in Chicago in 2003.