DRUG RELATED PROBLEMS IN BAJA
Sept. 1, 2006, Name withheld by request, Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico:
Regarding the articles involving the murder of Raquel Fife or the shooting in Baja, I have a little information that might be of interest.
In July, I went to Bahia de los Angeles for a week. While at the gas station, a new model black Ford Expedition pulled up. A hispanic male with a shaved head and gang tattoos got out and gassed up. This guy had tattoos from head to toe. As a law enforcement officer in California, I recognized the tattoos to in fact be gang prison tattoos from the Los Angeles region rather than decorative ink.
The guy was about 30 years old and appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine. I have been going to Bahia de los Angeles for long enough to know that this guy did not belong.
As responsible people, we don't like to make assumptions. However, based on my training and experience, I would bet my paycheck this guy was in the area for the purpose of narcotics transportation.
I have heard that meth labs are beginning to pop up in the Bahia de los Angeles (L.A. Bay) region of Baja. It is really a perfect place for this because of the desolation, lack of law enforcement and easy transportation by land, air or sea.
When drug dealers start to infiltrate a small fishing village like Bahia de los Angeles, ruthless and previously unheard of crimes, like the robbery and killing of L.A. Bay's beloved Raquel, start to occur.
I hope and pray that this little fishing village does not fall victim to the destructive terror of drug related crime.
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