The Blue State on the Verge of Severe Gang Violence

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The border city of Tijuana, Mexico, is now seeing a frightening uptick in violent crimes. The Mexican government was compelled by this to send hundreds of troops into the city.

As a result of the Biden administration’s faulty border policy, there were also concerns that violent gangs may cross the border illegally and enter the country.

The current violence in the US-bordering city of Tijuana, which claimed the lives of at least 11 people and destroyed dozens of vehicles, is allegedly the fault of drug gangs, according to the federal government of Mexico.

In addition, gangs are intimidating residents, shutting down businesses, and damaging automobiles, saying that the violence won’t stop until the government frees their detained associates.

The US embassy in Tijuana issued a warning to Americans living in the city not to leave their homes due to the violence, since gangs are even shooting at onlookers on the highways.

While more than 3,000 soldiers and 2,000 police officers were already present in the state of Baja California, where Tijuana is situated, more than 350 extra troops are being deployed in the vulnerable city.

Different gangs are reportedly engaged in a power battle that is causing this perilous situation, according to local media sites. Montserrat Caballero, the mayor of Tijuana, pleaded with the gangs to spare civilian households while resolving their legal disputes with other gangs.

State Governor Marina Del Pilar also vowed to use all of the government’s resources to bring the rioters to justice.

Tijuana, a border city with the US state of California, offers a profitable avenue for drug trafficking.

Although the Arellano Felix cartel has long controlled the drug trafficking routes between Tijuana and California, other gangs have recently challenged the status quo, which has resulted in bloodshed.

The Arellano Felix cartel’s fiercest rival, the New Generation Cartel of Jalisco, has warned residents to stay indoors or prepare to be slaughtered.

Border patrol officers came into contact with over 202,000 illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2021, a figure that was double that of 2020 and triple that of 2017.

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