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Friday, May 21, 2021

Sinaloa Cartel Faction 'Los Oaxacos' and the Drug Plantations in Baja California

"MX" and "Yaqui" for Borderland Beat
Members of Los Oaxacos
Last week, Zeta Tijuana reporters released the pictures of several high-ranking members of Los Oaxacos, a gang based in Baja California, particularly in Tijuana, Ensenada, and San Quintin municipalities.

On the top left is Alexis Barrón Medina, alias "El Pelirrojo" (The Redhead) or "El Pecas" (Freckles), the assassin squad leader of the gang. He was shot dead on the night of May 2 in the municipality of San Quintín, Baja California, as reported by Borderland Beat.

Next to him on the right is Angel Solorio, alias "El Yuni"; José Luis Herrera Olivero, alias "El Gallo" (The Rooster); Adrián Barrón Casillas, alias "El Tatuado" (The Tattoed One); Juan Carlos Vega Murillo, alias "El de los Lentes" (The Guy with Glasses); Raúl Iván Sandoval Sandoval; and the siblings Erick Barcenas Alcalá, alias "El Barcenas" and Óscar Barcenas Alcalá.

Intelligence information from Baja California state officials indicate that Los Oaxacos is at the service of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Los Oaxacos are responsible for the majority of the homicides committed in San Quintín. They are also involved in methamphetamine drug dealing and control the lobster industry in the area.

One of the recent homicides attributed to Los Oaxacos was that of two 25-year-olds who were shot dead on March 23. Sicarios followed them to their home in San Quintin after they had a verbal altercation with gang members at a bar that evening.

Borderland Beat analysis

Borderland Beat contributor "Yaqui" explained in the comment section of our last post about Los Oaxacos that there are many people from the state of Oaxaca and other parts of southern Mexico that moved to San Quintin to work in large agricultural projects.

It is possible that the name of this criminal group comes from the surge of Oaxaca natives in the area.

"[The agriculture] scene there exploded with expansion and population growth. Entire towns and ejidos have grown up all through the area. I have always felt there is a lot more 'there', i.e. illegal crops ... being grown along with all those organic strawberries, just further out", Yaqui said.

"Down south in Baja California Sur the same thing is happening in Vizcaino. What used to be a tiny spot on the map between Guerrero Negro and Santa Rosalia ... now, Vizcaino and its surrounding desert have been basically clear-cut of native plants for huge agriculture production and another migration of mainland Mexicans came in for jobs and work."

As highlighted by "Yaqui", Guerrero Negro Municipality and Santa Rosalia are strategic for drug trafficking because the former is next to the Pacific Ocean and the latter has a ferry to Sinaloa.
Large portions of the Baja California peninsula are home to clandestine drug plantations.

Yaqui commented that the area has a lot of marginalized people and rising crime as poverty, drugs, and violence expand through barrios. The drought and Covid-19 pandemic are factors that make this a "recipe for further disaster".

Los Oaxacos were reportedly formed in Tijuana sometime in the early 2010s by members from Los Talibanes and/or Los Chamulas, a faction once headed by Israel Osuna Abarca, alias "El Paisa" or "El Chamula Mayor".

In 2012, the leader of Los Oaxacos, Hector Antonio Salazar Monzon, alias "El Oaxaco", was murdered. He worked under Alfonso Arzate Garcia, alias "El Aquiles", high-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Sources: Zeta Tijuana; Borderland Beat Analysis

37 comments:

  1. Good article. I’m assuming these Baja California plantations have pretty sophisticated irrigation systems? My understanding is most of it is considered a desert but may me wrong...

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    1. It’s is a desert area but just like the Mojave desert in the last 20 years the desert has become a green oasis with sophisticated green houses Baja south north or SoCal it don’t matter marijuana green house everywhere

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    2. 4:37 is correct.
      The more sophisticated greenhouses are set up just like the Big Ag ones........miles and likes of plastic drip lines.
      The smaller " guerilla" plantios , not so much.......all depends on the water source.

      Hey, Thanks MX -:)👍🏽

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    3. Everything secret, confidential and invisible with dollar store paint

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  2. They may actually be from the "cara de papa horniada" faction.

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  3. Great thier faces are shown, they did not pay a bribe to city police, so they greenlighted to show faces.

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  4. That guy on the top far right was arrested in the US. That looks like a US mug shot from the background

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  5. Animo Sicarios.
    As you can see in the picture "El de los lentes " was not wearing glasses he got Lasik surgery

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    1. I el Vicentillo?

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    2. @11:59 I'm a big fan of yours sicario 006 can you pay for my laisk surgery? I'm tired of people confusing me with El M2 from Cjng

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    3. Sicario 006 and all his men got the operacion jarocha done😀 to please el patron

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    4. Plz sicario! Send you mosadd doctora to 4:20 so he can see again!!!
      U are our true hero!!

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    5. Arriba el 006, Animo pulgoso lol

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    6. pobre sicario todos lo agarran como PERILLA 😂
      animo sicario.

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  6. Say the forum seems calm for the time being. You can tell when the young kids, get restless like the caps lock kid, Sacario 006 and his Xbox games. Perhaps there in thier zoom classes, what a relief.

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  7. Cds taking in anything at this point, I remember CDS golden years it was a tight knit group mainly family close friends now they taking every takuache that says "arriva la chapiza" ABL wouldve been thrilled with what los chapos have become.

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    1. These dudes are from mayo’s faction

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    2. You again bashing Sinaloa stop hating

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    3. 2:36 nothing compared to what cjng be recruiting like centra americans, they truly desperate for people

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    4. 2:46/4:25pm why are you guys so hurt? All cartels have crews that make em look like garbage it be like that

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    5. Cds recruiting fruit vendors and carwash workers no mames

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    6. tHeSe aRe dUdeS fRoM mAyOs FaCtIiOn @236
      Bro.
      Green brown yellow red, poop comes in all forms and smells colors and textures, but at the end of the day. ... it's still poop - ludak podolski

      I'm from Siberia but now live in rural Georgia and been reading BB for almost 3years now. Good day!

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    7. 11:08 so your still new to bb, i started reading bb about the time when cjng started and let me tell you we havent seen a cartel grow ao fast and strong as cjng! Not even Z's! And if somebody doesnt agree they are blind! Cjng did what cds has done in a few decades in like 8 years!
      No cheerleading just stating facts

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    8. @ 11:08 welcome newbie. 11 years right here

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    9. 2:27 thank you for clarifying Cjng rapid growth. I too am new here and have been devouring as much info as possible. From what I have read, I assumed this was true (rapid growth etc). Can anybody else suggest websites that are reliable. I'm a curious bystander but also realize in decades this will be on my front lawn. I have zero illusions where all of ' this' is unfortunately headed. Good day sir! - Miss H

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    10. Actually, I probably read most already, but beyond this what are anyone's favorites etc. I enjoy and learn from many comments on these threads. Lo siento, me hablo mucho piquito Espanol.

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  8. No mamen puro cara se tlacoyo traen los del cds, no que micha feria pues?

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    1. Ay si el dinero compra belleza este wey smh

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  9. El comandante La perra ya fue vengado 💯

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  10. Is it true cjng is taking over rosarito and ensenada?

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    1. 3:57 planing a lil trip if i dot come back ill let you know

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    2. Yea CJNG is back and now take Over

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  11. Lol these CDS guys here look like a bunch of wierdos

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  12. Its great when you can just walk into a bar and murder people who dissed you, and then never get caught. Baja is a lawless place, just like the old west

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