Seeking Fastest Youth in the Country (Frontera, 9/11/12, by Angel F. González)

TIJUANA, BC - A sports competition "in search of the fastest youth in Mexico" coordinated by the National Sports Commission (Conade) and the various States and municipalities of Mexico, will take place Friday, September 21 on the track. In municipal Tijuana participation of more than 600 children, of age thirteen and fourteen are expected. They will compete for a place on the State’s stage, where the best in each municipality will seek a ticket to the national trials.

Gerardo Medina, President of the State Association of Athletics, said the sports fair is of great importance because it will be a big step in the search for good sprinters in Mexico. "It is a very important event organized by Conade and Athletics Associations where we seek the fastest child. We already have good times, but do not have high-level sprinters in our country and this is a way of locating them and following-up with them".

Medina also announced that the athlete who wins the national event will receive a cash prize in cash from Conade and will be monitored to see if they have the skills necessary to engage in high performance sports.

Finally, the President of the State Association clarified that all children who wish, can register at the municipal stage. "All children can enroll prior to competition at the Municipal Sport Institute of Tijuana facilities or at the Municipal League of Athletics", he said.

Los Lincoln Gang Captured (Frontera, 9/11/12, PEP News Release)

TIJUANA, BC - A band of drug traffickers was arrested during the early hours today in this city. Then, Preventive State Police (PEP) officers deployed an operation in different parts of the city. As a result, three men and two women were arrested with nearly 5 kilograms of cocaine, about 4 kilograms of "crystal", $2,300 US and three Lincoln Navigator vehicles, all originating in the State of Sinaloa.

The operation to capture the so-called "Los Lincoln" gang was carried out in response to an anonymous complaint to number 089, which reported that the home at 21348 calle Ignacio Comonfort in the Presidente Infonavit colony, continuously had recent model vehicles arriving and remaining for two or three days at the premises. Such activity was repeated with different vehicles; therefore, it was suspected they could be involved in illicit activity.

In response to the anonymous complaint, PEP agents began an investigation and began various intelligence operations in the vicinity, where today they managed to arrest Irving Ernesto Godinez Enríquez, 33, and Alejandrina Mercado Bernal, 34, both from the State of Sinaloa. They were in a grey color 2004 Lincoln Navigator with AKG8196 national license plates. In the vehicle, a package was located, which apparently contained the drug "crystal", as well as a bag with $2,300 dollars that is alleged drug sales money.

According to information from the Secretariat of State public security (, Irving Ernesto Godinez Enriquez is an alleged drug trafficker in command of various groups bringing drugs to the US using Lincoln Navigator vehicles and other similar models.

As a follow-up to the same investigation, PEP officers moved to calle Galeana in la colonia Ejido Francisco Villa, where police stopped the driver of a sand color 2003 Lincoln Navigator with license plates 5GED275. When stopped, the driver was identified as Victorian Lazcano, "el Victor", 42, a native of Sinaloa. In an inspection of the Lincoln Navigator, PEP officers located five packages containing a substance, apparently a synthetic drug known as "crystal", so immediately arrested "el Victor".

Gained from information provided by detainees, PEP officers went to la avenida Tulipanes in colonia Jardines de la Mesa where Eleazar Jesus Pulido Lazcano, 20, and Erica Vizcarra Milan, 32, were arrested in a sand color 2004 Lincoln Navigator with license plates 6TNA578. Inside the vehicle, police found four packages with a white powder known as cocaine and arrested the individuals.

This completed the operation of stopping this dangerous gang of drug traffickers led by Irving Ernesto Godinez Enriquez, a group that was known as the band of "Los Lincoln" by using vehicles such as those seized for transfer of drugs both in this city and to the US. In total, this operation resulted in the seizure of nearly 5 kilograms of cocaine, equivalent to 25,000 doses on the streets with an approximate value of 5 million pesos ($384,634 US), and about 4 kilograms of "crystal" amounting to 40,000 doses valued at least 2 million pesos ($153,855 US).

Those arrested, the drugs and vehicles were secured by the Ministerio Público del Fuero Federal, who will continue with investigations of the arrestees and determine their legal status.


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