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Mexican tourist center of Ensenada records 100 Murders in four months

May 18, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican tourist center of Ensenada records 100 Murders in four months

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The once idyllic Mexican resort town of Ensenada continues to suffer from high levels of cartel-related murders as the homicide rate for 2018 reaches 100 with only four arrests that have occurred as a result.

The 100th murder was recorded on Sunday when authorities found a male victim wrapped in a blanket and abandoned on the side of the road.

According to local reports, the discovery was made in the town of San Quintín, which is located in Ensenada, roughly 60 miles south of California.

According to local press reports, last year, the total number of murders registered in May was 66 compared to 100 this year.

Of the 100 victims, only 39 were identified.

The 100th homicide was recorded on Sunday after local authorities discovered a male victim wrapped in a blanket and tossed on the side of the road in the town of San Quentin (Photo Notcias)

Breitbart Texas reported that it is believed that the small number of victims identified can be attributed to the presence of street-level dealers and cartel hitmen from outside the area with no local ties.

Currently, Jalisco New Generation Cartel of CJNG and portions of the Arellano Félix Cartel have joined in an alliance to oust factions of the Sinaloa Cartel known as Los Aquiles and “Los Uriarte”.

These groups are locked in a brutal turf war for control of the lucrative market for street sales and valuable sea and land narcotics trafficking territories in Ensenada.

As violence continues to escalate in Ensenada, so do cartel-related drug smuggling ventures.

Last weekend, a seizure of 208 kilos (458 pounds) was made during a bust conducted by the Criminal Investigators of the Federal Police along with elements of the Mexican Marines. This load of cocaine was seized in the port of Ensenada from the Sealand Philadelphia arriving from Puerto Callao, Peru.

The cocaine was found in 10 sacks hidden within a shipment of frozen squid.

In a second seizure, the Mexican Army seized 800 kilos of marijuana, a kilo of crystal meth, and one kilo of fentanyl in Santo Tomas near Rancho Los Pirules.

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