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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Five Chapitos Hitmen Arrested After Killing Cop in Tecate, Baja California

"HEARST" for Borderland Beat 

Five Sinaloa Cartel hitmen, who self-identified as members of Los Chapitos, were arrested after they ambushed two police officers in Tecate, leaving one officer dead. 




The Ambush on Police


On the evening of Thursday, July 28, 2022, two municipal police officers were on a routine patrol, driving down Defensores Boulevard in the La Viñita neighborhood of the city of Tecate. 



At approximately 10:40 pm, when the officers had just reached the intersection of Defensores and Arturo Guerra Street, a group of cartel hitmen opened fire on them, ambushing the officers. The gunfire came from five hitmen who were sitting inside a red pickup truck that was parked nearby, lying in wait for the arrival of the two officers. 



The hitmen unloaded at least 30 shots into the officer’s patrol car. The Mayor of Tecate, Edgar Darío Benítez Ruíz, later stated that the shots were fired at the officers from a distance of 70 meters (or 76 yards). The officers immediately reported the shooting on radio and requested backup. 


At least one of the officers attempted to return fire, but ultimately both officers crumpled into their seats, having each received multiple gunshot injuries. Seemingly satisfied, the red pickup truck of the hitmen sped off from the site of the shooting, driving in the direction of Tijuana. 



Officers and EMTs were sent to the scene of the shooting and the two officers were rushed to the nearest hospital. Officer Arnoldo Díaz Ortega passed away from his gunshot injuries just minutes after being admitted to the hospital. He was officially declared deceased at approximately 11:00pm. The other officer, Roberto Moreno, remained in critical condition, with hospital staff working to stabilize him.   


The Car Chase


Meanwhile, all law enforcement personnel in the regions surrounding Tecate were alerted to the attack. Unbeknownst to the hitmen, their route out of Tecate passed right under a government security camera, which captured the vehicle’s make and model. The law enforcement alert detailed that the attackers were driving a red-colored Nissan Frontier pickup truck that was seen driving west, not taking Highway #2D, but instead taking the Tecate - Tijuana Freeway #2. 



About halfway in between Tecate and Tijuana, near the town of El Refugio, Tijuana municipal police officers spotted the red Frontier pickup. The officers drove up behind the hitmen’s vehicle and flashed their lights, indicating they were being pulled over. The driver of the pickup refused to comply and sped up instead, leading to a high speed car chase. 



The hitmen’s vehicle turned and drove north, moving onto Highway 201, trying to lose the officers but the chase continued. At one point, the red pickup was forced to a halt by another vehicle and one of the hitmen jumped out of the vehicle and tried to make a break for it on foot. One of the officers also jumped out and gave chase, while the other remained in the car and continued the vehicle pursuit. 



The Arrests


The officer managed to catch up with the fleeing hitmen in the La Morita neighborhood and he was arrested without incident. The red pickup however, managed to lose the pursuing officer in the vehicle. 



The detainee caught in La Morita is: 


Gerardo Enrique Cerecer Soto, alias “El Guapo”. 

The hitmen in the pickup weren’t free for long. Just the next morning, on Friday, July 29, 2022, in the El Laurel neighborhood of Tijuana, the red vehicle was spotted and the four alleged hitmen inside were arrested. By that time, the hitmen appear to have tossed or stashed the guns used in the attack because no firearms were found in their possession or inside their vehicle. 



The hitmen inside are being treated as suspects in the shooting of the two officers, in part, because the red pickup had visible bullet damage from when the officers attempted to return fire the night before.




The detainees caught in El Laurel are: 

Erick, alias "El Bello". 

36 years old. Originally from Guerrero. 


Salvador, alias "El Papi". 

25 years old. Originally from Rosarito, Baja California. 


Claudia Jazmín, alias "La Shakira". 

26 years old. Originally from Nayarit. 


Arenagua Marisol, alias "La Venus". 

20 years old. Originally from San José, California, US. 


Tijuana’s Secretary of Security stated that although the weapons that were used to attack Tecate officers were not found, the vehicle is the same one that appears in a surveillance video and that in regards to El Guapo, the man caught on foot, "the Tecate police confirmed that he was one of the aggressors.” 



Diario de Tijuana reports that El Guapo referred to himself and his fellow detainees as Sinaloa Cartel - Los Chapitos members. Meanwhile, Jornada refers to El Guapo as the leader of the group that was caught, with the other 4 detainees as direct reports under El Guapo.




Road Blockades 


In a possibly related event, at approximately 9:14 am on Saturday, July 30, 2022, a motorist on Highway 3, called in to report that traffic was blocked due to a burning white Ford Explorer vehicle. 


The burning SUV was located near the exit to the town of Ignacio Zaragoza, which is about halfway in between Tecate and Ensenada. 



Firefighters and police were sent to the scene and after some time, the firefighters were able to put out the flames and free up one lane traffic. The other lanes remained blocked as they waited for the remains of the vehicle to become safe to remove. 


At approximately 10:15 am, firefighters from Ensenada confirmed to reporters that the fire was being classified as arson, because there were a number of tires placed around the vehicle in a way that was characteristic of narco road blockades. 



The Secretary of the state Citizen Security Forces (FESC), Gilberto Landeros Briseño, said “It could be seen just with the naked eye that [additional] tires were burned. It was not an accident.”


At around 10:27 am, state investigators announced  that several bullet casings were found at the location of the burning vehicle. 



The director of the state Citizen Security Forces (FESC), David Amauri Salas told reporters, "We are combating these types of incidents. We have been sending FESC personnel, in collaboration with the National Guard, Army and Ensenada Municipal Police, to do security patrols in the area - starting about last week. That is probably why they want to send us a message, but we are not going to withdraw from the area. We will continue working.” 







Attack and Arrest Sources: Milenio, Jornada, Cadena Noticias Article 1, Article 2, Esquina 32 Article 1, Article 2, Zeta Tijuana Article 1, Article 2, El Sol de Tijuana 


Road Blockades Sources: Zeta Tijuana Article 1, Article 2, Punto Norte 

56 comments:

  1. These were all municipal police involved. They are becoming much more capable.

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  2. They all have some of the dumbest nicknames cuz they all ugly as fuk unless it was an inside joke

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    1. You got it homie, cuz that's life man

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    2. Teenagers OMG.
      The title should also say Hit women.

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    3. 11:42 only if they had their own weapons and armor...
      women usually just hang and tag along because all they want is to squeal like pigs, and then they want to snore like pigs, they'll work for tacos!!!

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  3. El bello maybe el sin cabello

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  4. These sicarios are such pussies. They ambush the cops because policia has no idea what is coming. Then when other policia back them up these "sicarios"run and later give up without a fight... just like their papi lloron chapo. You 701 dickriders are clowns like SIR.

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    1. LMAO. You're obsessed with Chapo and that foo doesn't even know you exist. Living in your head rent free.

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    2. 11:30 true, so many corridos talking about how hard he was and the end he was crying like a little Biach, i dont remember seen any other big capo crying like lil chapos ass🤣

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    3. 118 you post a stupid comment. Article is taking about sicarios of chapitos and commenter mentions Chapo giving up and crying. The Sicarios also gave up instead of fighting. You see the connection? You CDS fangirls are such dumbasses.

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    4. just because someone kills other people. Either for fun or other reasons. Does not mean that they are looking to die either by their rivals or police. Most people do cherish their lives. I guess respect to those that go out in a blaze of gunfire. But corridos are sometimes the same as the click bates on YouTube. Where they do some photoshopping on an image. Write a line that goes with that picture. And when you click to watch. You dont see what was posted on the image, and the title is also exaggerated. Nowadays it's all about building brands , not caring whether this its true or not. The same applies to these corrido artists..
      Sometimes things are exaggerated ( sounds better. Makes some lyrics rhyme better )..
      It's like rap. Not every rap artist goes out and does what he or she is rapping about.

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    5. 2:37 Lmao im sure you cheerlead for another cartel. What a pathetic life you must have.

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    6. I don't know much about rap, but I know Macomb County where the rapper M&M was raised. Macomb County is a rich county that is 90% white. I was born in Grace Hospital where the Home Depot is now. Detroit is poor and 80% black. I've lived in neighborhoods where you could go weeks without seeing a white person. If anyone thinks that M&M is a gangster, they are thinking wrong. Same for anyone from Detroit. Because you were raised in a "tough" neighborhood doesn't make you a gangster. There are a lot of good and decent people in Detroit, but a lot of people in Macomb County don't know this. East Detroit is in Macomb County. They changed their name to "Eastpointe" because these snotty people didn't want to be associated with "Detroit".
      What I have learned is that only snotty nosed kids come from Macomb County, so I highly doubt M&M was a gangbanger.

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    7. El Chapo = pinche maricon culero with a Napoleon complex. A rat with a snitch deal with the USA DoJ....

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    8. 455 is a redit kid with his lmao comments. Go back to bed mijo, your nap isn't over.

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    9. Rap and narco corridos are in a hole different level, its like trying to compare kindergarden with collegue

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    10. Blanko was referring to rap lyrics.

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    11. Detroit is correct. I was referring to the lyrics. Corridors and rap I think sometimes exaggerate some of the things that the supposed artist, or thug, or cartel person does on a daily basis. So many assume " oh this person does this, or that. And then when you have someone like Chapo turning himself in. You guys get upset and say "Well the corrido said he would go in a blaze of fire. Why didn't he? .....that's what I meant.

      Thanks Detroit

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    12. 1:22 Corridos "resurfaced" just with the beginning of the war on drugs, that allowed to recruit lots of young members for the cartels... Old school corridos had always been there... but that new wave of corridos was entirely different. FU*K corridos.

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  5. Good afternoon everyone.

    Im not there to see what kind of training these guys are getting. But I dont think it's alot. Because when someone is taught to hold any kind of firearm, they are always taught to keep the index finger extended outside the trigger. Overall for safety just in case someone has the safety disengaged. And just to avoid accidents. Those two arent really following this.

    Overall I do hope I get to see the day where Mexicans are doing better economically. And that they will have a national holiday where they celebrate better governance. At least something along the lines of Colombia. Where they were able to adjust, and to some degree control more the cartel situation ( I know they still have organizations. But not anything to the extent of what's going on in Mexico ).

    I really do believe that the situation in Mexico will reach a cap. And then we will see a decline in the number of groups and violence. Not for nothing but we have to think positive.

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    1. Blanko is correct. The army teaches you to keep your finger out of the trigger guard while on patrol. There is no shortage of photos of soldiers out on patrol with their trigger fingers extended.
      Few organizations have as much experience as the U.S. military. Just about every generation has participated in an least one war. We have participated in multiple wars in my lifetime.
      U.S. soldiers with an infantry MOS are very well trained through our country's generations of experience. Our weaponry is first class. Look at what the HIMARS are doing in Ukraine.
      The Zetas had some very well trained hitmen because they were trained by the U.S., Israel, etc. They were originally Gulf Cartel before they wanted a bigger cut of the action. They were a real challenge to Mexican authority.
      They trained some hitmen but the quality has decreased over time. Now most of the NorthEast Cartel, Old School Zeta hitmen, etc. are nothing more than punks with guns. You can buy a scalpel, but that doesn't make you a surgeon. You can buy a rifle, but that doesn't make you a soldier.
      The process starts out with the vetting process. You have to remember that more than 40% of all persons recruited don't make the cut to join the U.S. military. The percentage of persons successfully vetted for law enforcement in the U.S. is quite low. Sometimes fewer than 10% of applicants are eventually hired as law enforcement officers. More than 200 applicants applied for 3 police positions when I was hired more than 40 years ago. Fewer than 2% were accepted. Then of course after the vetting process you have the training.
      U.S. basic training for all soldiers is very minimal by U.S. standards. They found during the war in Ukraine that Ukrainian reservists and even some professional soldiers had less training than the most basic training given to all U.S. soldiers.
      Even though I served in the army during the end of the Vietnam War, I don't consider myself a professional soldier by U.S. standards. I served in the military police and military police investigations in the army so I never had any advanced combat training. Military Police is a combat support MOS, like 70% of the army. Professional soldiers make up only 30% of the army's force.
      About half the NCO's I served with were Vietnam vets. I learned to respect them for their training and experience.
      What you have here is a bunch of children with guns that think their hot because they own a firearm in a country where it is very difficult to legally own a firearm.
      Even though I never had any formal training in what to do when taken prisoner, I have learned about the basics from interacting with people who did have this training and the few POW's I met and from publicly available sources like the book In the Presence of My Enemies written by a POW back in the 70's.
      The vetting process takes out a lot of people who would crack under duress. A lot of people wash out in basic training or AIT because basic training is demanding. When you read about U.S. POW's in Vietnam, you learn that it was quite difficult to get any information out of U.S. soldiers.
      All you have to do is point a weapon at these punks and they throw up their hands. A soldier would fight and maneuver until killed or captured. If this is what the Chapitos have for "hitmen", they are scraping the bottom of the barrel, or more accurately, fishing in the toilet.

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    2. Thanks for the perspective. When will the Chapitos die already? They are some real punks, spoiled rich kids selling fake heroin and paying people to do their dirty work....

      Oh and they're all addicted to dope and lame as hell.

      Siri know everything about their network of suppliers, where the Los Chapitos hide, when and where they meet for buying cocaine and where they obtain their chemical precursors to manufacture clandestine fentanyl and methamphetamine synthesis

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    3. To both DETROIT and ANONYMOUS thank you for the perspective. Especially Detroit. Good looking out

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    4. I’m sorry but training to be a soldier doesn’t mean that you will be good for the job. The majority of real good soldiers get their real training in the battlefields and even with so much good training they make major mistakes. About the Zetas to be well trained assassins I think is all big BS. I have read about many of them and most of them were just ex soldiers but not specifically well trained special groups. Only Z 1 was from a special team and it is not known if he was trained abroad or not. I believe they took everyone by surprise because they were indeed soldiers and had some training. Other than that I think Los Zetas special group is fake.

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    5. to call these idiots soldiers is an insult to soldiers. They are junkie cannon fodder with weapons

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    6. blanko and Detroit could be the same mamon, but Detroit over 'exacturates' a bit worser bad.

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    7. Not necessarily true SIR. Blanko is young in age. Whereas Detroit is way older, like way way older. Plus Detroit is a vet. And I know when soldiers speak. It takes one to know one.

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    8. 8:58
      Sir is having an infority complex.
      Because Detroit is New and offers insight, Sir feels like Detroit is taking over his spot.
      Sir is ok, no worry.
      I once had panic attacks, thank God they only lasted 3 weeks. Easy every daytasks were hard, like washing dishes, I could not do it .

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    9. Sol blah blah blah.

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    10. It is funny that some people actually think Los Zetas were an elite group. I think only 3 of them from the original 14 were GAFES. Some of them did only 2 years in the military.

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  6. Lord Vaca is #1

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  7. those weren’t ppl of who they claim they are.. thats to put blame on the other side… d.e.p pariente 🕊

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    1. it's pareja dubass

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    2. pendejo tu por metiche. dije pariente porq fue mi pariente!!

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  8. Do you see the perpetrator? Facebook: I gots you!

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  9. Haerts I’m trying to email you it’s iphonemanzana hope to hear 👂 from y’all

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    1. My email is hearst.bb@protonmail.com

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    2. @Hearst Why not start a campaign with your journalist buddies to get all politicians and government employees lie detected as a requirement of the job. Must be some way to make sure they do that honestly

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    3. Start a campaign, how about you write to your local Congress. We want HEARST to last in here. You want there to be a report that Hearst got killed, for getting slaughtered for campaigning.

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    4. True, thats how messed up Mexico is

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    5. Polygraph evidence is inadmissible in US court because it's not very accurate at detecting deception.

      It's always seemed a bit bizarre to me that so many different jobs require candidates to undergo polygraph tests as part of the interview process.

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  10. They clearly look like they were trained by the Navy Seals and Kabiles.

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  11. More mindless violence from dirty low life semi literate mindless scum who are willing to kill or be killed for a 1000 pesos a week. This is what the corrupt Mexican politicians are supporting. Bring in lie detectors for all Mexican government employees and politicians and fire and jail those who fail

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  12. Look at these ñengo, ultra hardcore and fearless sicarios that at most weight 100lbs. No que en los estados del norte sé tragan una vaca al día los güeros y altos😝🤡. Puro 26Wx28L🍕💯

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    1. so true. Scrawny skinny addicts with guns

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  13. All these sick cartel fan boys who dont seem to understand that a living breathing human being with hopes, dreams, loved ones a family has been murdered by junkies working for junkies and for a 1000 pesos a week will kill anyone and everyone while drugged out of their simple minds. Mexico is a very sick country. I hope it gets better. But there is a direct correlation between the values of honesty in a society and the levels of corruption and the countries level of economic prosperity. A country with dishonest corrupt values will tend to be very poor. Nobody can or wants to invest in a dishonest country or risk taking on debt to open a business etc etc

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    1. 2:29 where have you been, this curuption has been going on for many years. Mexico is a 4th world country, even the youngsters have weapons in Mexico, they are resorting to kidnapping, extortion and getting stronger, and of course they have to pay taxes for cartel in the area. Mexico has honest law abiding citizens, getting slaughtered. It's been averaging 35,000 to 38,000 homicides per year.

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    2. 2:29 the latest version of mexican corruption and public insecurity can easily be tracked to War On Drugs BS that got all of 'em crazy for the billions of US dollars...USAID does not help when they finance high level crooks' politrickery like Mexxxicanuses SI, and shit like COPARMEX TO STEAL AND STEAL from mining, oil, farming, banking, drugs both legal and illegal, weapons trafficking and most of all stealing from the public trough to feed foreign banks laundromats...
      But it is never EVERY MEXICAN ass you try to bite.
      Read Confessions of a Hit Man before assigning blame.

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    3. 800 am. When was the last time you visited Mexico?

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    4. For me I went 8 months ago to Morelia, Michoacan. I made back home alive.

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    5. I went to Tijuana in the daytime for dental work, I live in San Diego.
      I save a ton of money on work that my teeth need.

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    6. 2:29 Mexico a sick country?, the day we have as much school / public places killings we can talk... For some idiots their version of what is happening in Mexico and how things are, isnt realistic at all.

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  14. Not to worry, Bribes are more important, than a cop getting killed. After the bribe is paid, they are out in two days, in the meantime thier weapons are lubricated and polished.

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  15. Snitching in 3…2….1

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