Robert Arce, Breitbart, May 21, 2019
The cartel-related violence in Tijuana continues with at least 814 killed in 2019. At least 16 people were murdered in a 36-hour period this past weekend.
The violence included the grisly discovery of an unidentified male’s head inside a garbage bag dumped in colonia Niño Artillero Saturday. In another find, an unknown male victim believed to have died by strangulation was reported in colonia Murúa Campestre. The corpse was left on a gray canvas in a dirt lot with visible signs of trauma to his face and body.
Another victim was located in the Hacienda Las Delicias III neighborhood. The unknown male was found in advanced stages of decomposition, wrapped in a rug at the bottom of a ditch. It was determined that the victim was shot in the face and chest. A short time later, two males were found abandoned on a public road in colonia Buenos Aires Sur. They were identified as Alejandro Esqueda Inocencio, 32, and Jorge Alberto Inocencio Aguilera, 39. Investigators determined both victims died from multiple gunshots.
The record-breaking cartel violence in Tijuana is attributed to turf wars involving Cártel Tijuana Nueva Generación (CTNG), aligned with El Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación, against the Sinaloa Cartel. Lower criminal actors engaged in street-level drug sales on behalf of the major cartels consist of the majority of murder victims, in addition to the local addicts who push product to supply their own habits.