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Thursday, February 2, 2023

After the most violent year in its history, Tijuana suffers from an internal drug war

Tijuana, BC, The one that just ended was the most violent year in Tijuana’s history: abandoned bodies in its streets; Marisol, barely 22, is shot dead; Dead bodies in the trunk… Total 2 thousand 58 intentional murders in 12 months; Compared to 1,932 in 2021 and 2,026 in 2020.

Intentional human slaughter is one of the main problems facing the state administration; Yesterday, General Leopoldo Tizoc Aguilar Durán took office as Secretary of Civil Protection, with the task of reducing the crime rate in the seven municipalities of the entity.

The State Investigation Agency, which releases a daily report, reported 10 murders on 29 December, the most that occurred on 30 December.

Armed attacks are common in this border town, such as one on December 29: Las Corpas, in aisle 4 of the La Mesa flea market, three people were shot.

Most of the dead are men, although the number of women has increased significantly. Officials link this phenomenon to the increasing involvement of women in the sale and distribution of drugs, which, as a side effect, has left its mark disguised as femicide. Execute Experts say that of Narco.

For example, last August 10 itself women were murdered; By then, 152 had already been completed.

Regarding Marisol, 22, reports indicate that she died of gunshot wounds at Tijuana’s General Hospital; He was admitted after an attack on December 29 in the Sanchez Taboda neighborhood, one of the most violent in the city, which borders San Diego, California.

On 26 December, the Governor of Baja California, Morenista Marina del Pilar Avila, announced the appointment of General Leopoldo Aguilar Durán as Secretary of Civil Defense of Baja California, replacing Gilberto Landeros Briseno, who was also an Army General.

The violence has spread to Mexicali, where the death toll is also rising. More than 300 murders in a year for the first time in the capital; The State Attorney General’s Office argues that this is the result of a conflict between two cells of the Sinaloa Cartel. The head of the institution, Iván Carpio Sánchez, acknowledged that the final balance for 2022 was 304 homicides, surpassing 2021 (288) and 2020 (206).

April was the most violent month of last year, with 41 murders, according to figures from the Civil Defense Secretariat.

He explained that as a result of the legalization of marijuana in California, criminal groups began to diversify their illegal activities, leading to an increase in insecurity in 2018.

However, the conflict between the cells of the Sinaloa Cartel called chapiza, headed by the sons of Joaquin el chapo Guzmán, and a group of the Russians, alive by ishmael May Homicides have increased in Zambada, Mexicali.

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