Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Murders in Baja California: "We cannot control this situation", Governor says

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Baja California cartel members Leopoldo Lizarraga Ochoa ("Polo", "El Pantera"); Sergio Antonio Amador Plata ("El Tatu"); Heriberto Patrón ("El Chango"); Ángel Gamboa Flores ("El Sirack"); and Abraham Castaneira Barrita ("El Cochi")
In Ensenada, the majority of the people killed between March and April 2020 were drug dealers working for the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). They were killed by assassins under Leopoldo Lizarraga Ochoa ("El Pantera" and/or "El Polo"), who heads a cell of the Sinaloa Cartel in the area. He is fighting the CJNG forces headed by Mario del Val Barocio ("Cabo 33").

In Tijuana, most of the 130 murders committed in April were ordered or approved by the CJNG assassin squad known as Los Cabos. Their leaders are Leonardo Fabian Llamas ("Cabo 45"), Rodolfo Lopez Arellano ("Cabo 30") and Pedro Stanley Hernandez Jelinek ("El Peter"). March, with 7.8 murder every day, was going to be the most violent month in Baja California this year. But April surpassed it with 180 murders, an average of 8.5 each day.

In total, more than 1,252 homicides have been committed in Baja California during the first six months of the administration of Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez. In a video conference call (see below) on April 22, Bonilla Valdez said violence in Baja California was out of control. "We cannot control this situation. It has been a very bad start of the year. Although this is happening in other parts of Mexico, what worries us is Baja California", he said.


The "Cabos" and Killings in Tijuana
Baja California state authorities learned more about the murder activities of Los Cabos in Tijuana in mid-April when they arrested Roberto Cortez Ramos, Saúl Navarro Uribe, Hugo Vázquez Pérez and Carlos López Ixtepan for murder. Investigators stated that these individuals worked as hitmen under a man known as "El Paletas" (The Lollipop). El Paletas works under Cabo 45, a direct of kingpin Jesús Alfonso Trapero Ibarra ("El Trapero").

Cabo 45 also has Álvaro Arellano Pacheco, Rubén Gámez Estrada, Alfredo Armendáriz Torres, Carlos Fierro Arámburo, Leonardo Vázquez, José Humberto Mendoza and Elena Arroyo under his command. In Tijuana, Cabo 45 is fighting against the Sinaloa Cartel forces headed by Víctor Manuel Bedolla Torres ("Don Vic") and Marco Antonio Valdivia Melchor.

Among the most recent high-profile murders carried out by Los Cabos occurred in the evening of 18 April 2020, when Los Cabos drug dealer Juan Carlos Hernández Sánchez ("El Cejón") went the home of Ernesto Alonso Rodríguez Fausto ("El Neto") in Los Pinos borough in Tijuana. The day before, El Neto had beaten one of El Cejón's dealers and El Cejon wanted a word with him.

Multiple people were gathered in El Neto's house, including state police officer Marcos Robles Espinoza. A few minutes passed midnight, El Cejon left the house after speaking with El Neto and called his henchmen to carry out a hit. Two gunmen arrived in a vehicle with California license plates and stormed the house. They murdered El Neto's cousin Jesús Daniel Ramos Fausto. Four other people were also wounded: Robles Espinoza, Iván Domínguez, Abraham Rivera and Danna Santos.

Murder scene where El Neto's cousin was killed (source: Semanario Zeta)
The gunmen were arrested hours later. In their police confession, one of them said that El Cejon and El Paletas had forced them to carry out the attack. The suspect said he had about a month living in Tijuana, did not have a family or a house in the area, and that he was begging for money before El Cejon's faction recruited him for a job. He said he was not told what the job would be.

Another gunman said that he worked for the CJNG under El Paletas. He said that they met El Paletas at an Oxxo convenience store minutes before the murder and that he handed him the guns. The gunman said they had instructions to kill El Neto and that they were promised MXN$4,000 (US$165) for the job.

The Sicario of "Cabo 30"
Another high-profile arrest occurred on 17 April 2020, when state officials detained assassin Joel David Moreno Félix. He had an outstanding warrant for murder since 29 March.

On the evening of 23 March, Moreno Félix was at a Soriana store parking lot when he shot and nearly killed Sinaloa Cartel drug dealer Rubén Ascención Cortez Hernández. The victim was shot in the head and shoulder but managed to survive. According to investigators, the motive of the attempted murder was drug-related. They said that the victim was part of the Sinaloa Cartel. Moreno Félix worked under Cabo 30 and his faction leader El Chepe.

Rodolfo López Arellano ("El Cabo 30")
State officials stated that Cabo 30 is a high-ranking CJNG member in Tijuana and that he is wanted for murder since 6 March 2018. The case against him began when an under aged girl known as Carmen Guadalupe went to the police and confessed that she saw Cabo 30 murder Luis Zúñiga Sánchez and Edwin Osvaldo Escobar Flores at a car repair shop in Tijuana.

Cabo 30 reportedly committed the murder along with Luis Ángel Gurrola Carranza ("El Mudo") and a man identified as "El Pitza". The girl, however, was killed by unknown assailants on 12 October; the weapon used in her murder was linked to six previous homicides.

The Return of "El Peter"
On May 2016, Pedro Stanley Herrera Jelinek ("El Peter") was arrested with weapons and drugs. Intelligence reports identified him as a high-ranking CJNG member responsible for supervising drugs in the Tecate area that arrived from airplanes from southern Mexico. He was also linked to various murders in Tijuana. While in custody, El Peter testified against several of his associates.

In late 2018, El Peter was released from prison and resumed his organized crime activities. He is reportedly responsible for leading a CJNG faction in Playas de Tijuana borough, from Laureles to El Jibarito neighborhood.

Sinaloans Killing CJNG Members in Ensenada
State authorities confirmed to Zeta news magazine that the majority of the killings in Ensenada are carried out by the Sinaloa Cartel. They are murdering CJNG members. The masterminds of the killings are Sinaloa Cartel operators "El Sirak", "El Chango", "El Tatú" and "El Cochi". They report to René Arzate García ("La Rana").

Investigators suspect that these Sinaloa Cartel members have the support of corrupt members from the Ensenada Municipal Police and the Baja California State Police. They said that this has compromised their ability to capture them.

These Sinaloa Cartel hitmen were brought to the spotlight on 20 April, when members of the CJNG headed by Cabo 33 erected a banner (narcomanta) with a message to them.


The banner erected by CJNG members in Ensenada, blaming the Sinaloans for indiscriminate murders
"This goes to all the leeches who work for Aquiles and La Rana, and to all those abusive idiots who kill innocent people and follow orders from you, Heriberto Patrón González, and your group of idiots like (ineligible) Flakito. Stop killing innocent people with the support of North Zone commander David Ochoa. We killed those in charge of the turf so you can calm the fuck down. We know where you are. We don't want this turf, we just want Ensenada to turn to how it was before.  
Sincerely, Ensenada New Generation Cartel."
The Ensenada New Generation Cartel is a branch of the CJNG in Ensenada. According to state authorities, the death threats in the banner above were sent to the Sinaloa Cartel criminal cells commanded by:

Leopoldo Lizarraga ("El Pantera" and/or "El Polo"): He started as a vehicle thief in 2012 in Sinaloa. He then started selling drugs for the Sinaloa Cartel in Baja California under José Alberto Arce Guillén ("El Tigre") and/or ("El Brusco"), who was arrested for homicide in 2016.

Under El Pantera/El Polo are the following hitmen:

Luis Ángel Gamboa Reyes ("El Sirak"): He is 30 years old and reports to a man named "El Puma". In September 2015, he was arrested in Ensenada for selling crystal meth and heroin along with Luis García Arvizu. El Sirak is currently responsible for distributing drugs and coordinating "settling of scores" in the turf. 

Heriberto Patrón González ("El Chango"): He was mentioned in the banner cited above. In 2016, he was arrested by the state police for being in possession of 28 grams of methamphetamine. Investigators stated that this amount was enough to sell at least 280 doses.

Sergio Antonio Amador Platas ("Tatú"): In March 2015, he was arrested in Ensenada for being in possession of 310 doses of crystal meth.

Abraham Castaneyra ("El Cochi"): He is identified as a hitman since February 2019 after the murder of Ensenada-based Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Alfonso Niebla Vega ("El 90").

David Ochoa: He is an agent of the Ensenada Municipal Police force and was mentioned in the banner as a Sinaloa Cartel collaborator.

Source: Zeta Tijuana

50 comments:

  1. Animo Sicarios
    Bien firmes con Aquiles y La Rana. La plazas de Baja California ,Ensenada y todo Tijuana are property of Cartel De Sinaloa!
    Animo Pantera ! Estan haciendo buen trabajo limpiando las lacras .Si necesitan apoyo me marcan al 2 way radio o a mi 6G tactical Smartphone !

    Saludos a Los Chapitos y al Señor del Sombrero y arriba Culichi


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    1. Que onda SICARIO 006..... que rollo con ello loco......???? Tenía rato que no te comentaras... si lo quisiera preguntarte que si los de CDS, están entrenados por por fuerzas súper especiales para combatir el CORONA VIRUS.....???? Y que si también están especializados en EL TECATE LIGHT VVIRUS.....??? También quiero preguntar que si creen en EL CHUPACABRAS, allá en tu cerro, de la sierra.....??? Saludos...... atentamente..... yo...

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    2. Los jaguares y tigres ocupan ayuda en chihuahua

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  2. Cjng has tj on lock, took them very little to get rid of cds, reason why theres so many killings is cause cds tries to move drugs trough tj but cjng spots them and well we all know what happens they get dealt with

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    1. Did you not read the article? They are getting dropped by La Ranas guys like crazy.

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    2. Cjng do not have tj on lock talk about being delusional 😂

      El Sinaloa

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    3. 4:54 n then u woke up ah..

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    4. Did u not read the article?.if said Sinaloa is doing most the killings

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    5. Cds is controlling Ensenada not Tijuana

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    6. 8:39 and 3:21 i did read it but i guess its you guys who didnt read the article, cds are doing most killing of cjng in ensenada and cjng are killing more cds in tijuana! Did i say anything about ensenada? The most important plaza is TJ not ensenada, now you get it guys?

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    7. Ravensdink you need to re-read it

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  3. anyone who kills cjng should get a medal and if you kill mencho the americans will pay you $10 million.

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    1. That's why Mencho hids in tunnels, just like Osamba bin laden. Mencho will be crying when he is locked up in a US prison, they already have a son and a daughter locked up in US, and sorry not possible to bribe the judge.

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    2. I rather hide in the mountains than crawl through the sewers

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    3. @11:43 Tf does that have to do with what he said? No one even mentioned Chapo, yet you go straight to kissing the behind of a man who doesn’t even know you exist and would not care about you if you or someone in your family died in the crossfire. Ridiculous.

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    4. 11:56 pretty cool answear and you are also defending a chomo who doesnt know who you are either? Shit i dont even know who you are and im a nobody jajajaja you screw your self with your own comment

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  4. PEP or now Guardia estatal are the ones heating up Tj. They're the ones killing, kidnapping and extorting the people. This fuckers will fuck you up and if you don't give up your phone they will plant you drugs . And if they don't found anything but they like you they will offer you meth or coke to sell but it's on you if you loose it and you will have to pay them. They're the mafia with charola in Tj

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    1. Jajaja I wouldn’t blame them for heating up the plaza that’s definitely because CJNG is fighting CDS in Sánchez etc. but everything else you said is 100% correct PEP is dangerous

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  5. The cartels are such a force for good in mexico. I love the way commenters on BB take sides and cheer for their favorite cartel...as if they were cheering for one futbol team against another. And look at all the good the cartels do for the mexican people and children who live in fear for their lives, who are victims of murder, extortion, kidnapping and sexual slavery and plain, old fashioned slavery EVERY DAY OF THEIR LIVES.

    Yes, those cartels are great...which one do you support?

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  6. I thought cabos cartel guys didn't work with MENCHO or CJNG.. Last I read was THAT a capo switched to work with CAF and later hot caught or KILLED in Yucatan Peninsula in cjng territory taken from doña letty CDS

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    1. El Cabos are with CJNG you might be talking about El Cabo “23” who was with Sinaloa and then jumped to CJNG later on, He was killed in Playas de Tijuana with his wife though.

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    2. There are many cabos I guess

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  7. Wow the arellano felix ppl are not even mentioned. If a shit cartel like the cdn can survive cus they hold a plaza like nuevo laredo youd think the arellano cld of being still working since they r in tijuana maybe mexicos greatest teritory. I mean you cld get your drugs via water straight to baja unlike most cartels that have to fly their shit in into southern mexico then into the usa via car trucks and shit.They really must be extinct. Seems like cds is putting in work in baja. Good for them. I agree with some fellow readers. Killing jaliscas shld be every mexicans duty. Theyre a fucking disease.

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    1. That’s the AFO slogan 10:01. ‘Less Noise More Action’ $$$🤫🤫🤭🤭 the way it should be 👌

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    2. @8:37 well you can't make too much noise from the grave... AFO is done.

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    3. 10:50 if thinking that helps you sleep at night go for it 👌 💯

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  8. Cartel del Sinaloa still holds the port. That's where the money at.

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    1. Yes, but CJNG holds the border crossing, Tijuana... both are good plazas and that's why we have a war.

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    2. Cjng doesnt need a port they have colima, veracruz, jalisco and michoacan they needed a border crossing and now they got TJ which with juarez and nuevo laredo are the 3 most important crossings

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  9. Every one talks ,about the CTNG like they know . The reality is that they are on a love and hate relationship, where they have to share Tijuana, no one is able to control la Tia Juana because of the large amounts of money that is being moved legally by caliente, and the tourist industry. Sinaloa lost control of Tijuana a while back. Otherwise the CTNG would have no operatives in Baja California.

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  10. Amlo says yesterday, the Cartel Volince is coming to a end. He says The Collison is over. And I believe in the Tooth Fairy

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  11. "possession of 28 grams of methamphetamine. Investigators stated that this amount was enough to sell at least 280 doses."
    From 28 grams they can make 280 baggies? I hope you guys dont believe everything you read on here today being 6 May.

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    1. A dose in this case is a "hit". They sell hits for people who can't buy a whole gram. Just enough for them to get high. Un punto... .1

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    2. They sell 0.1 hits. So every gram is 10 hits or doses. I know by where i live its $10 for a 0.1 baggie of it.

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  12. "who kill innocent people"
    Manta above from CJNG the same rat bastards who killed Carmen Guadalupe the young girl who went to the cops after she saw this scrub fucker Cabo 30 kill 2 dudes,a young girl?
    Whatever her motives were to go the cops in Mexico we all know its not a good idea in that yard?The cops would have put her name on front street to get killed,CJNG really puttin in hard dangerous work killin a defenceless girl

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    1. And you think cds havent done the same? All cartel kill people who denounce them to the cops

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    2. i agree cjng are cockroaches, mencho is being chased all over mexico and if he slips up once hes a dead. what a life... always running than getting killed and your friends have nothing but your flashy instagram pics of your gold plated ak47 with a cheetah on your lap in your ferrari

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  13. Great article, thanks for not hiding thier faces, gives me an idea at how the baby killer cartel look like. Thanks to them they have made Tijuana a tip homicide city. I can't believe a Hitman was paid $165.00 to kill a person.

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  14. Thought the one wearing the Hurley hat was actually a surfer.

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  15. Today in Mexico the dead to Corona virus has reached 3,002

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    1. It sure is surging...flatten the curve.

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    2. More people die from cartel violence.

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  16. Narcos, sicarios, cartels are all low-life losers born out of poverty, corruption and ignorance.

    All those stupid fucks cheerleading one cartel or another is nothing but cheerleading for more poverty, corruption and ignorance.

    Sick and stupid fucks is all that you are!

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  17. Good news yesterday, Amlo Cartel volince is on the decrease and should have complete save soon..

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  18. Crystal Meth is sadly so prevalent here in Tijuana. And Mexico for that matter. That its almost free. U can buy a 50 peso baggie. In nearly any neighborhood of Tijuana.... most people dont but grams. Because dealers will only sell you. "Curas" or cures....for 50$. If you want any weight of any drug. You can't because the cartels. Have all that business kn lock. Their are none. Or VERY few independent drug dealers in Mexico. You could say that drugs are industrialized here. Very sad honestly.

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  19. 280 doses from an oz damn these are nickle and dime dealers. And hiring bums to do hits, these crews are low on the totem pole.

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  20. El Tatu looks like he's higher then 10 motherfuckers ! As they say in Orange County he's Spun Ducky WooWoo !

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  21. Que paso putos chinolas estan corriendo de Tijuana jajaja ya no se le ve al chompas en el cerro colorado menos ala ranita o aquiles en el florido o la presa... Barriendo a todos los chinolas correlones

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