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Baja & Border News Translations: 6 Murders at 4 Places in the City Following Drug Seizure; Killers Chase After Municipal Policeman
6 Murders at 4 Places in the City Following Drug Seizure (EL MEXICANO, 1/10/13 by Said BETANZOS)
TIJUANA, BC - Six people were killed in the city, whose corpses were found in four places during a span of eight hours. Three of the victims were inside a calle Cuchilla Prieta home in colonia Alfredo Ames sección III in Ejido Lázaro Cárdenas, reported State Ministerial police. At 9:40 p.m. yesterday the triple crime was reported, where Municipal police officers came in the first instance. The head of the Subprocuradoria Against Organized Crime (SCDO) of the PGJE, Abel Galvan Gallardo, explained that the killings are linked to the retail distribution of drugs. Preliminarily they are identified as Victor, Oscar and "El Conoe", members of a vicious group”, he commented. All had multiple gun shots.
Furthermore, he mentioned that 30 minutes later they found another lifeless man next to carretera del Bulevar 2000 and the carretera to Tecate, at the monument of the Cimarron of the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC). He was wrapped in a blanket and discovered when opening it, his eyes were blindfolded and he was hamstrung. He was preliminarily identified as Benjamin Delgado Brito, 51.
The fifth crime was reported around 4:40 p.m. on the side of the "El Toques" mechanical workshop on calle Guadalajara in colonia El Pípila.
Preventive State police reported that at 5:11 p.m. the passenger of a gold color Saturn auto was killed by a bullet in the head and identified as Benito Rebollar Pérez. The aggressors were in a yellow Nissan Altima who managed to escape in direction of delegación La Presa.
Minutes earlier, another murder was reported in the interior of the Pantheon San Jerónimo located in colonia Lázaro Cárdenas Ejido in San Antonio de los Buenos delegation. The victim was a man who was apparently asphyxiated reported agents of the Ministerial Police of the Homicide Unit. These murders were on a day following PEP elements seizure of a shipment of marijuana east of the city. http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/informacion/noticias/1/3/estatal/2013/01/10/642426/seis-asesinatos-tras-el-decomiso.aspx
Killers Chase After Municipal Policeman (EL MEXICANO, 1/10/13 by Said BETANZOS)
TIJUANA, BC - An agent of the Municipal police was attacked by bullets in colonia Panamericano Alta, where he died from the wounds. The attack occurred around 7 a.m. on Thursday on calle Ruiz Cortinez. The policeman was identified as Ricardo Salgado Hernández, who had finished his shift at the time of the assault.
According to witnesses the attackers were aboard a Ford Explorer truck from which they shot at him with a long gun against a black colored compact auto where the officer ran behind for cover. The vehicle crashed into a post and the agent ran for shelter in a house under construction where he finally lost his life. The suspects absconded after colliding against building number 235 abandoning the Explorer there.
One detainee was unofficially captured after police officers tried to locate the rest of the accomplices. Another version points out that the attack was due to a clash between the police vehicle and the Explorer, responding, the latter shot at the agent. http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/informacion/noticias/1/22/policiaca/2013/01/10/642443/ejecutan-a-policia-municipal.aspx