Skip to comments.Official's body found hanging from Tijuana bridge
Posted on 10/09/2009 9:34:37 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
TIJUANA, Mexico The mutilated body of a state official who authorities said was suspected of giving fake driver's licenses to drug gang members was found hanging from a bridge Friday in the Mexican border city of Tijuana.
Relatives identified the man as Rogelio Sanchez, a Baja California state official in charge of driver's licenses, said Prisma Perez, a spokeswoman for the state Attorney General's Office. Sanchez, 44, was kidnapped Wednesday as he left his home in Tijuana.
"The investigation indicates he had been giving licenses to organized crime," Perez said.
His body was found hanging from the Morelio bridge at 5:30 a.m. in an industrial zone of Tijuana, just as factory workers were beginning to arrive for work.
Mexico's brutal drug gangs often dump mutilated victims in public places.
Gang violence has killed more than 13,800 people since President Felipe Calderon launched a nationwide crackdown on drug cartels in December 2006. Many have been police and other government officials who are often attacked near their homes or inside their cars.
Calderon has acknowledged that rampant corruption is a major obstacle in his fight against drug trafficking. Hundreds of police and many top-level government officials have been fired or arrested for suspected ties to cartels under the Calderon government.
Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, is one of Mexico's most violent cities and the center of a bloody battle between the Arellano Felix cartel and a gang reputedly led by Teodoro Garcia Simental.
Also Friday, police in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero reported finding the bodies of 10 men, all apparently shot to death. Signs left next to the bodies read: "This is what is going to happen to all thieves and extortionists. You know what you're getting into. Respectfully, the Boss of Bosses."
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Gotta love that cultural diversity.
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Uh oh. One less for the census.
Man, all that work to commit suicide. Jeez - there had to be an easier route.
He’ll still be able to vote though.
Hell still be able to vote though.
Coming to a barrio near you.
It's getting monotonous.
“Seems like we could turn this into some sort of lotto/game where we guess where/when/how many get killed each day.
It’s getting monotonous.”
I’ll take Jaurez for $100, Alex!
[snip]The lifeless body of a man was found dumped on the street in Juarez this morning (Thurs.). As is common, he had been wrapped in a blanket, but his lips had also been stitched shut with hemp fiber cord. There were fifteen other homicides in Juarez on Wednesday.