“Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat
Shortly before 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, in the middle of the Tijuana River Zone, municipal police arrested three alleged members of the Sinaloa Cartel and seized three rifles of various calibers and three bulletproof vests.
The report was received minutes earlier at the Control, Command, Communication, Computing and Intelligence Center (C5i). Citizens denounced men carrying firearms who were shooting in the beach district, who had fled in a Nissan Sentra with California license plates number 5GHW541.
The pursuit began, and as part of the operation to locate them, the police set up a checkpoint at the intersection of Avenida Internacional and Revolucion in the downtown area, when the agents saw the fleeing car arrive, they flagged it down, but it did not stop and continued to flee.
They stopped on Márquez de León Avenue between the western expressway and Paseo de los Héroes and tried to run away, but were caught by the police. According to the detainees’ statements and the Homologated Police Report, the suspects are:
Adrián Frías, 35 years old, originally from Sinaloa, who was the driver of the unit; Alejandro García Torres, 20 years old, from Tijuana, passenger, and in the back seat Gustavo Vivar Muñoz, 22 years old, originally from Morelos. All are presumed innocent until the judicial authority declares their responsibility. Art.13, CNPP.
The detainees indicated that they went to the Tijuana beaches police station because they were sent to check some drug sales points, but they fled because they were shot at.
In the car they left a .45 caliber pistol with 2 magazines; a .9mm caliber rifle with 2 magazines; and a .40mm caliber rifle with two magazines, the first one with 10 rounds and the second one with 1 round. And in the trunk the three vests.