.- After three years of a bloody battle between the intestinal Arellano cartel and a cell of those that did not recognize the new leader, leaving a trail of 2,327 people dead and dozens missing from 2008 to 2010 in Tijuana, winner seems to have been the Sinaloa cartel.
The arch rival of the Arellano was fully established at this boundary and is opening a new era in organized crime, experts consulted agree.
That despite the heavy fighting that have made the authorities against organized crime established in this region, exposing this battle as a success internationally.
“A cartel was dismantled, but another market because the demand for drugs has not changed, consumption has not changed fundamentally and that motivates the presence of cartels in this city,” said Vicente Sanchez, a researcher at the department Colef Public Administration.
The nuances of this new phase have been perceived in the community this year after declining violent deaths and high impact crimes.
According to authorities, most of the executions that have occurred this year are linked to drug dealers disputes between various groups or cells, a kind of cleaning or rearrangement between narcomenudistas, mainly in the east of the city.
Sanchez said that the main difference with the former criminal organization that controlled the transfer and sale of drugs in this city is a relatively less virulent.
Although apparently the cartel of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada is not in the abduction and attack on the population not involved in crime, is a group like the others that operate in the country uses violence as a means to impose its will, he said.
According to Victor Clark, who has analyzed more than two decades the phenomenon of drug trafficking in the border, unlike any other criminal organization in the country, the Sinaloa cartel violence takes a last resort.
While the drug business, from distribution in the streets to money laundering in several companies, is for them a corporation in which each seizure only mean an annual loss for the company, Clark said.
Although President Felipe Calderon has announced various strategies to “beat” the finances of the crime, limiting purchases of goods, in practice have not worked. The president himself accepted in his fifth report of its weak government plan to combat money laundering.
The Sinaloa cartel, considered the most powerful country, has suffered major seizures this year in Baja California.
Since the seizure of 120 hectares of marijuana south of Ensenada, the largest discovered in July, up 358.2 kilograms of cocaine seized in Tijuana in early October, and tens of tons of marijuana packaged for smuggling into the United States.
In addition to the discovery of a trans tunnel next to the airport and the seizure of 15 million dollars in cash found in a vehicle, both conducted this month in this city, among other operations.
The authorities have claimed ownership of most of the drug seized and narcotúneles the Sinaloa cartel, despite contradicting the theory – repeated for months by military and security ministers from the region – that the entity no longer controls the drug cartel .
The effects of these seizures and findings of the organization of “El Chapo” was not a spiral of violence in Tijuana.