Julián Leyzaola Pérez, the former chief of police of Tijuana, who moved up to be the Deputy Secretary for the state of Baja California last December, has resigned his position to take the new position of Chief of Police of Ciudad Juarez. Ciudad Juarez is the deadliest city on the planet, with more than 3,100 murders last year. Going with Leyzaola to Ciudad Juarez is Jorge Eduardo Montero Álvarez, the former chief of police of Playas de Rosarito. Montero was currently the director of the Baja California State Institute of Public Security.
Fulano’s comment: Those two guys have to have the biggest huevos in Mexico.
The narrative of the person in the video does not match the text message shown in this video. The text message says they will pay $1 million to anyone killing Sheriff Arpaio and $10,000 [not $1,000 as the speaker says] to any American who will join the Juarez cartel.
AP – MEXICO CITY — The U.S. closed its consulate in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez on Thursday pending a security review, an unexpected decision that comes months after drug gangs killed three people tied to the consulate.
The U.S. Embassy announced the consulate will “remain closed until the security review is completed” and said it would reschedule appointments for visa applications.
In other news, the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq remains open for business.