|The abductors labored for the Tijuana Cartel, also known as the Arellano-Felix Group. No photos of the convicted kidnappers had been launched by the press (picture credit score: Depositphotos Inc.)|
A Mexican federal choose sentenced 4 Tijuana Cartel and/or Arellano Felix Group (Spanish: Cártel de los Arellano Félix, CAF) kidnappers to over 200 years in jail. Their names are Fabian Perez Ozuna, Jose Raul Gonzalez Hernandez, Julio Cesar Alducin Munguia, and Jose Martinez Jr.
They had been charged with organized crime involvement, kidnapping, unlawful possession of military-exclusive firearms, and aggravated homicide.
Fabian (from Sinaloa) and Jose Raul had been sentenced to 223 years and eight months, and had been ordered to pay MXN$64,780 in fines. Julio Cesar (from Veracruz) and Jose (from California, US) had been sentenced to 203 years and eight months, and ordered to pay MXN$64,780. These final two had a barely low sentence as a result of they weren’t discovered responsible of homicide.
All 4 kidnappers are serving their sentences in several federal prisons. Julio Cesar is in Federal Social Readaptation Heart (CEFERESO) No. 1 in Altiplano; Jose Raul is in CEFERESO No. 14 in Durango; Fabian is in CEFERESO No. 4 in Tepic, Nayarit, and Jose is in CEFERESO No. 15 in Chiapas.
Information present that the 4 males had been arrested on 20 January 2007 in southeastern Tijuana as a part of an Operation Tijuana (Spanish: Operativo Tijuana) investigation code named GR/SIEDO/UEIDCS/008/2007.
The arrest occurred after federal forces and the state police had been granted a house warrant and headed to a house in Camino Verde neighborhood the place seven (7) individuals had been being held captive.
When authorities arrived on the location, the 4 kidnappers opened fireplace at them and a shootout broke out for a number of minutes. The abductors had been ultimately overwhelmed by legislation enforcement and brought into custody; Fabian was injured on the scene whereas Julio Cesar and Jose had been taken into custody.
There was one other man generally known as Antonio Israel Soto Hernandez (from Sinaloa) who was arrested with the abductors, however his standing is presently unknown.
The victims rescued by safety forces had been Antonio Israel Gonzalez Jaramillo, Jose de Jesus Pahua Ruiz, Jose Luis Ramos Arreguin, Ronaldo Genaro Zuniga Garau,¹ Juan Diego Delgado Ortiz, Jose Luis Gonzalez Estrada, and Margarito Zuñiga Cuevas.
Investigators say that the abductees had been kidnapped on 18 January 2007 and had been probably going to be killed.
Homicide of Police Chief
Fabian, one of many kidnappers, accepted his involvement within the February 2005 homicide of Tijuana police chief Jose de Jesus Bedolla Garibaldi.
Investigators confirmed that Fabian and one other gunman shot the police commander to loss of life exterior his residence in Tijuana as he left for work. His car was sprayed with greater than 50 bullets and Bedolla was pronounced useless on the scene. Eyewitnesses mentioned that the killers fled in a purple Ford Ranger with California plates.
Bedolla had been within the police pressure for about 20 years and had taken the put up as police chief since April 2004. In July 2004, Mexicali police chief Humberto Armenta Vizcarra was killed by suspected cartel members.
Bedolla was the second police chief killed within the Baja California governorship of Eugenio Elorduy Walther (2001–2007).
¹ The final title Garau is spelled as Arau in different sources