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Mexico Army Raids Tijuana Cartel Safehouse

MEXICO / 6 NOV 2010 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

Acting on an anonymous tip, the Mexican Army cracked down on a safe house used by the Arellano Félix crime syndicate, also known as the Tijuana Cartel, arresting four cartel agents in the operation, reports the Mexican magazine Proceso.

Among those arrested was Julio César Magaña, a cousin of Armando Villarreal Heredia, alias “El Gordo,” who is considered to be a top leader of the Tijuana cartel.  In addition to the arrests, officials have recovered 502 kilograms of marijuana, twelve M-14s, a machine gun, a Barrett M82 rifle capable of firing through light armor, smoke grenades, helmets and several bullet-proof vests.  The discovery comes at a relatively peaceful time for Tijuana, with the government increasingly flaunting the city as a success story in its efforts to stem drug-related violence.

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