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Baja & Border News Translations: Family is Bound by Dark Criminal History; Crash on Avenida Reforma
Family is Bound by Dark Criminal History (El Mexicano, 1/18/13 by Eduardo Villa Viernes
MEXICALI, BC – Family members known for their criminal history were arrested by elements of the Preventive State Police. They arrested two cousins caught with 1,081 doses of "ice", two firearms, 14 cartridges and 2 ammo clips, during operations in the State capital. The incident took place at 22:30 hours in the residential Real del Rio, where Municipal Police were performing tasks of vigilance for contraband in the area when on calle Santa Isabel they observed a subject driving a 2006 model Subaru vehicle, at excessive speed without respecting traffic regulations.
The uniformed officers were perplexed at such arrogance and proceeded to follow the individual, ordering him to halt. The driver of the police unit was the commandant of the officers. From the vehicle they removed a subject named Gerardo Tamayo Meza, 35, who was the driver. According to the agents he was obviously nervous, so they proceeded to search him and found a 45-caliber handgun with 7 cartridges and an ammo clip, so he was placed under arrest.
A plastic bag that contained no fewer than 115 grams of the synthetic drug known as "ice" was found under the seat after performing an inspection of the vehicle interior. Questioned about the drug, the individual denied awareness and "mumbled about things". He stated that he worked with his cousin Manuel, who at that time was making deliveries of "ice" in colonia Alamitos but was only devoted to its distribution for its healing effects as he got mixed-up with his other relatives.
Taking advantage of the information, the uniformed officers moved to the colony to try and locate the other subject. Police were aware of a subject on avenida Republica de Colombia who roams the area and coincides with the physical characteristics described by the detainee. For this reason they questioned a subject who identified himself as Manuel Tamayo, 27, who confessed to being a cousin of Gerardo Tamayo Meza.
The gendarmerie proceeded to perform a body search where they found tucked in his waist, a 45-caliber firearm supplied with 7 cartridges and a charger, and in his pants pocket found 66 grams of the synthetic drug known as "ice". Combined with the earlier seizure, it totaled 1,081doses of the drug.
It is worth mentioning that Gerardo Tamayo Meza, 35, has had various incarcerations at the Center of Social Reintegration (Cereso) at El Hongo for possession of a firearm approved for the exclusive use of the army and armed forces. He is also apparently the brother of Ricardo Tamayo Meza, sentenced to 27 years for committing a murder in 2006 inside of the bar "La Taberna". http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/informacion/noticias/1/22/policiaca/2013/01/18/644751/atoran-a-familia-con-negro-historial.aspx
Crash on Avenida Reforma (EL MEXICANO, 1/18/13 by Fernando ESCOBEDO CAMACHO)
ENSENADA, BC - On avenidas Balboa and Reforma a collision between two vehicles was reported, so transit area agents ensured that there were no injured people at the crash site.
Providing corresponding information, they deduced the driver of the vehicle a green 1998 Honda Accord with plates BGK-3151, was in the right lane on the avenida Balboa going north and did not stop at an indicated red traffic light and did not give the right of way to oncoming vehicles.
Due to this lack of caution while driving, he was hit in the right front side by a grey 2004 Nissan Murano, with plates BHE-3342, which then contacted the guard rail in the center of Reforma going north. He had the right of way indicated by a green traffic light.
The vehicles were towed to storage yards of storage and repair of damages. This was the first infraction for the drivers in accordance traffic regulations in this municipality. http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/informacion/noticias/1/22/policiaca/2013/01/18/644747/choca-sobre-la-avenida-reforma.aspx
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