USBP Today, Part 6
It is also true that in Tijuana there are, on
average, ten mysterious events each year where policemen have
somehow ended their lives. This tragic situation includes the
unfortunate end of Federico Benitez Lopez, the Tijuana Chief of
Police. It is only a rumor but some speculate that the 54 bullet
holes in his body were simply an accidental discharge of his personal
revolver when his car was callously bumped at a stop light.
It is unfortunate but Sr. Federico Benitez Lopez
is not the only Tijuana Police Chief to recently, and quite spontaneously
depart to immortality. Three other police chiefs have recently
been murdered in Tijuana: Arturo Ochoa Palacios, Isaac Sanchez
Perez, and Alfredo de la Torre Márquez.
Then too, the former commander of the federal
police force in Tijuana, is under investigation in the murder
of State Prosecutor Hodin Armando Gutierrez Rico who was accidentally
shot 150 times while standing in front of his house, and then
tragically, and certainly accidentally, run over by a large truck.
Yes, and the former commander of the federal
police, Rodolfo Garcia Gaxiola, is now under a cloud of suspicion
for possibly having whacked Sr. Gutierrez because he was planning
to arrest Sr. Gaxiola in connection with the murder of the Tijuana
police chief, Jose Federico Benitez Lopez. It seems that the now
very dead police chief had turned down a $100,000 bribe from the
drug traffickers sometime just before he expired.
Even the local cops on the beat can disappear
only to be found in the trunks of cars with American dollar bills
sprinkled on their corpses like rose petals as a special message
to all those “in the know.”
The Cartel has also had issues with the editors
of the local Tijuana newspapers. We all must agree that a tendentious
Letter To The Editor has little weight when compared to launching
a fusillade of 300 machine gun bullets through the newspaper’s
The Tijuana weekly paper Zeta was brought to
task for its editorial stand when the paper’s editor was
wounded and his bodyguard ascended to immortality during an early
morning discussion. A squad of young adults surrounded their car
and perforated it in a vast number of places. The youths were
so enthusiastic in their interplay that they accidentally whacked
one of their own in this flurry of bee-like whizzing of bullets
and clouds of burned cordite.