Saturday, April 25, 2020

Lawyer who defended Tijuana Cartel kingpin was killed in Ensenada

"MX" for Borderland Beat
Rubén Arenivar Garza
Lawyer Rubén Arenivar Garza, who defended a Tijuana Cartel kingpin in court earlier this month, was killed by unknown assailants in a drive-by shooting in Ensenada, Baja California, on Friday. The incident occurred at around noon in Bahia neighborhood while Arenivar Garza was inside his vehicle a few blocks from his law firm.

Eyewitnesses told the police that the suspects were wearing military uniforms and were driving two vehicles. One of the vehicles was abandoned a few blocks from the scene and the gunmen drove off in the other getaway vehicle. The perpetrators are currently at large.

Background
Arenivar Garza was a promising young attorney who once served as the President of Ensenada's Independent and Free Opinion Bar Association (Spanish: Colegio de Abogados Independientes y de Libre Opinión).

In 2018, he defended Héctor Daniel Quiñónez Cortez, a small-time drug dealer who was charged with the murder of U.S. citizens Ray Edgar Ball (aged 72) and Jo Ann Butler (aged 69) in Bahía de los Ángeles, a coastal bay in Ensenada. Quiñónez Cortez was able to go free after Arenivar Garza won the case.

In January 2020, he defended Manuel Enrique Villa Flores and Jesús Daniel Sánchez Serrano, two men who were charged with the murder of Jesús Ramón Flores Sánchez (aged 28). The victim was an avid cyclist, university student and employee of a port company in Ensenada. He was shot dead by the two men while he was exercising on his bicycle one morning.

Tijuana Cartel case
His latest case, and the one investigators are looking at more closely, is the one of Tijuana Cartel kingpin and ex-police officer Ricardo Bozada Alvarado ("El Bozadas"). El Bozadas was arrested last month after he arrived to Mexico City from Europe, as reported by Borderland Beat.
Ricardo Bozada Alvarado ("El Bozadas")
El Bozadas is identified by law enforcement as a chief operator under Pablo Edwin Huerta Nuño ("El Flaquito") and his relative José Luis Escudero Escandón ("El Quieto"), captured in January 2020. El Bozadas is wanted for aggravated kidnapping and organized crime involvement. He is mentioned in the same criminal case against El Quieto.

Murders reported in the port city of Ensenada are a direct result of the turf war between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Tijuana Cartel, who compete for control of the retail drug sales and port facilities in the region. Earlier this month, a businessman Fausto González Michel was killed by the Sinaloa Cartel in Ensenada. He was a long-time money launderer for the Tijuana Cartel.

43 comments:

  1. Sinaloa hit man ordered by The one who slapped mencho a his ex boss Mayo zambada

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    1. Lame! Mencho never got slapped by no one.

      But Mayo did slap 👋 the chapitos for getting out of line. Mayo and Caro respect Mencho quit posting lies!

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    2. 12:39 you know how cds groupies like making sH!t up 😆 just ignore those clowns

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  2. Real bold accusations @ fausto Gonzales being killed by cds.

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    1. the policia suspect it was Sinaloa bc he laundered money for Tijuana peeps. Gonzalez had issues with 'el Chatarras' who was a Sinaloa Cartel businessman in the area. BB covered his death and has all the sources in that article.

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    2. Article in question:

      http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2020/04/longtime-tijuana-cartel-money-launderer.html

      It is linked above in the last paragraph too.

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  3. If he defended Bozadas, and lived in Ensenada, the faction going against the CAF network that uses the Ensenada ports made this move, send a message, make sure Bozadas can't get out, or make it more difficult.

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  4. lol military uniforms.....yea right like 100,000 other cartel members. so much for your witnesses. Got himself an extra roll of toilet paper and a box of cornflakes stolen from murdered victims gof his ‘assistance’

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    1. Lol, ni pueden hacer sus propios pantalones, jajaja😂😂😂

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  5. Doesn’t Ramon Arellano Felixs son run Tijuana Cartel now?

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  6. Wouldn’t be surprised if it was Bozadas who killed him. More than likely a judicial bribe gone awry.

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  7. Los Chapitos are settling scores all over. The apples didnt fall far from the tree.

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    1. Lol except in Chihuahua and everywhere else.

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  8. Puras bajas adentro del cartel arellano felix.

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  9. While the money may be great, any lawyer who gets involved with narco-cartels or their minion is asking for nightmares... seems that, lawyers are not too smart .... greed overcomes common sense?

    If this guy was "clean" and decent, bless his soul, but, If he was corrupted, well some people might say, "No big deal."
    Mexico - watcher

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    1. Dude lawyers (worldwide) is one of the groups which are BIIIIG winners from the War On Drugs.

      Sure they get hit now and then, but let's face: drug cases is where the money is and they'd be crazy to not hop on the gravy train!

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    2. You say, "they'd be crazy to not hop on the gravy train."
      I have had many opportunities to get on criminals' gravy trains. I turned them all down and got a "square" reputation of don't bother wasting your time. Man, many of the people in these lucrative crime games ended up really damaged good. Like not having sex with a woman for years makes some guy do "schiff" ... Know what this lil example means?
      Man, am I glad I didn't jump on the gravy train!
      Mexico-Watcher

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    3. Mexico-Watcher : unfortunately bro, lawyers across the board(for the most part) are scumbags. I went to court for something and the prosecutor ended up being some guy I hung out with and went to the strip club with down in Vegas for a bachelor party. There was mdma and marijuana present and he didn’t seem to mind smh.

      Phelpso

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  10. The culprit of the murders of that American couple that he tried to steal their boat and shot them along with the family dog avoided prison time?

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    1. Yeah man that's what a good lawyer can do for you. Imagine in the US if the average homie had a good lawyer and went to trial: the War On Drugs would fail to make the prison industry rich!

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    2. Yeah beat the case thanks to this lawyer

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    3. I doubt he used some great law practice skills to beat a murder case, I think he was just the money delivery man from the defendant to the judge and the money did the talking

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  11. I’m very disappointed I’ve been a regular on this site since 2010 and my comments are never posted what a shame anyway what CAF are thinking of doing forging and alliance with the CDN to come and sweep up these pockets of rats from cds and clear Tijuana from these peasants el senor 40 has sent me to pass on theee messages fall into formation all hail the great 40 , 42 , and el senor lazca!!!
    ATTE SCOTTISH ZETA

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    1. Sure thing Lame-o
      ATTE Black-Irish Mafia

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    2. nowadays CAF is allied with CJNG so dont expect CDN to be ok with that

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    3. Are you and 006 cousins or something?

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    4. Like their tropa del infierno worked out so good for them in tamaulipas and Nuevo Laredo.

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    5. Fucking troll

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    6. Because your out of line most of the time.

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    7. Hell yes. The zeta sicario 006. 006 you got competition. Better step it up.

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    8. In case you guys remember Los Zetas did go to Tijuana. When Benjamin and Osiel formed a truce in Altiplano.They rolled out with el 5-5 to do a hit on El Teos crew. It's a legit confirmed operation.

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    9. That hit was on the Zeta editor Lazca went personally with 5-5

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  12. when you lay with dogs expect to get fleas good ridance to all those pachukos

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  13. Why murder the lawyer?

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  14. We hear about significant crime and cartel related violence in Ensenada abd vicinity. kind of surprising cause a lot of americans live and vacation there. maybe those american dollars not important to mexico

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  15. just back from ensenada. can't enter town unless you can show proof of residence. checkpoint is just south of san miguel. talked our way in after about 5 minutes, but saw others being forced to turn around. my captain's grandson murdered couple weeks back. yes, he was a small-time dealer.

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  16. CDS is cleaning up the Bajas for CJNG. just a matter of time before CDS crumbles & CJNG moves into 1st place

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  17. Turists will not come to BCS if there are cartel wars there. turists buy drugs too. wars bad for business

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  18. Another lawyer was killed a few days later in Ensenada - https://www.facebook.com/alexa.ugarte.9883/posts/158153302352981 | https://www.facebook.com/alexa.ugarte.9883/posts/158165695685075

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    1. 5:50 maybe the Ugartes have no right to bear lawyers in the house.

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