Tijuana, Mexico.-Two Tijuana police kidnapped a merchantThey stole 43,000 dollars from him, around 1 million pesos, and then killed and burned him, reported the Baja California Prosecutor’s Office.
At a press conference, Prosecutor Ricardo Carpio Sánchez indicated that the merchant José Alberto Cantero Ramírez, 40, left his home in his 2021 Grand Cherokee vehicle, with California license plates, on September 1 last, in order to pay 43 thousand dollars to one of his creditors.
When he was driving along Calle 16 in Colonia Libertad, at around 8:26 p.m., two policemen aboard a patrol stopped him and searched him and his unit, handcuffed him and took his vehicle without notifying the police. corporation.
According to prosecutionthere is no indication that the agents, identified as Martin Trinidad and Esteban Heribertohave requested information about Cantero to see if he had a criminal record or any pending with the law, on the contrary, they reported that they had only patrolled that night “without incident”.
“(In reality) they placed handcuffs on him and he is illegally deprived of his liberty, he is led into the patrol unit, which instead of doing that type of behavior, should be doing what is necessary to care for and protect to others,” said Fiscal.
He stated that on September 2 an investigation file was opened and, on September 11, the vehicle was located on Calle Mar de Bengala, in Colonia Alemán.
After investigation, the prosecution obtained security camera video of the merchant’s arrest; In addition, there was a search where they located between 44 and 45 thousand dollars, more than what was obtained from Cantero, in the homes of the agents, where they also had a firearm.
“Unfortunately this Friday the results of genetic samples determine that there is a correspondence (of the DNA de Cantero) with a lifeless body located one day after the deprivation at 6 in the morning in the vicinity of Colonia Libertad”, he mentioned.
“Some people who witnessed the discovery (of the body) described that they were two people with blue clothes, one of them (witnesses) is from military training and was able to determine without a doubt that they were policemen, we regret the result.”
The uniformed They could face more than 70 years in prison.
“Arrest warrants were obtained for the forced disappearance of people against whom we now know are two members of the municipal police, Martín Trinidad and Esteban Heriberto,” he specified.
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On September 27, both policemen were linked to the process, the Control Judge granted four months to conclude the investigation, they were also held in preventive detention.
“They are considered traitors to security, justice, traitors to citizenship and, consequently, with respect to due process, they must face the criminal consequences against them,” said the Prosecutor.
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