All About El Ingeniero (Tijuana)

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'Narco-Mom' Takes Charge of Tijuana Cartel

EL INGENIERO (TIJUANA) / 26 JUN 2014

The capture of Tijuana Cartel leader Fernando Sanchez Arellano has left his mother in charge of the Mexican drug trafficking group, a change that could herald a shift towards semi-legal…

EL INGENIERO (TIJUANA) / 24 JUN 2014

Authorities in Mexico have captured the leader of the debilitated Tijuana Cartel, removing what will likely prove the last of Arellano Felix clan with the ability to control a large…

EL INGENIERO (TIJUANA) / 16 NOV 2011

A high-ranking Tijuana Cartel lieutenant was arrested last week, sparking commentary that the trafficking organization is on the ropes. Not so fast; experts have said this since 2002, but the…

EL INGENIERO (TIJUANA) / 11 JUL 2011

The guilty plea of a major Tijuana Cartel operative is an important achievement for U.S. law enforcement, but the real victory could lie in the information he provides against his…

EL INGENIERO (TIJUANA) / 31 MAY 2011

Tijuana is facing a new trend in kidnapping. Unlike the wave of indiscriminate abductions for ransom that hit this Mexican city in 2008, this time the kidnappings seem more…

EL INGENIERO (TIJUANA) / 16 MAR 2011

Mexican border city Tijuana saw a grisly weekend of eight murders, raising fears that the city is returning to the days of decapitated bodies hanging from bridges. The continued unrest,…

EL INGENIERO (TIJUANA) / 2016-10-20 20:29:31

Fernando Sanchez Arellano, alias "El Ingeniero" or "Fernandito," was the enigmatic head of the Tijuana Cartel, until his capture in June 2014. El Ingeniero is the son of Enedina Arellano…

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