Tijuana, Part 7
In one such “situation” the Mexican Federal Judicial
Police encountered a hundred Baja California State Judicial Police
who were also engaged (after hours, of course) as personal bodyguards
for The Cartel’s leader Javier Arellano Felix. Thousands
of bullets buzzed through the air. Bodies lay scattered and dribbling
various fluids in the warm hazy sunlight. Javier Arellano Felix
— “El Señor, or also known as, “El Min”
— survived the event.
In another situation two Mexican Federal Police
agents were gunned down right on the Tijuana courthouse steps
after they had testified in a legal matter concerning The Cartel
and some of these highly refined agricultural products.
Some places in Mexico they just fire
all the detectives and start over.
The Arellano Félix Cartel may be the
most lethal criminal organization within 5,000 miles of the U.S.
/ Mexico border but that does not mean it's perfect. The Cartel’s
Efraín Pérez Pazuenga, Jorge Aureliano Félix,
and seven of their accomplices were recently passengers in an
armored convoy rumbling through Tijuana’s Zona Rio high
class district on their way to serious prison time. Sr. José
Manuel Ayala Mora, an homicide detective for the state of Baja
California; Alfonso Escobedo Villalvazo, a former Baja California
Police agent; and Alberto Antonio Gómez, a former federal
police agent were included in this handcuffed parade.
The Cartel has had issues with the editors of
the local Tijuana newspapers. We all must agree that a tendentious
Letter To The Editor has little weight when compared to launching
a fusillade of 300 machine gun bullets through the newspaper’s
The Tijuana weekly paper Zeta was brought to
task for its editorial stand when the paper’s editor was
wounded and his bodyguard ascended to immortality during an early
morning discussion. A squad of young adults surrounded their car
and perforated it in a vast number of places. The youths were
so enthusiastic in their interplay that they accidentally whacked
one of their own in this flurry of bee-like whizzing of bullets
and clouds of cordite smoke.
With The Cartel taking serious pressure at the
top of U.S. DEA’s Hit List, the lesser ranking drug organizations
are more active in the city. The Ismael “Mayo” Zambada
drug cartel is now taking control of certain segments of drug
operations in Tijuana.