Arrest Could Be Gamechanger In Tijuana Drug Cartel War
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Aired 11/9/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Victor Clark, Director of the Binational Center for Human Rights in Tijuana and a lecturer in the Latin American Studies Department at San Diego State University.
An arrest made by Mexican authorities over the weekend could be a gamechanger in the ongoing drug cartel war in Tijuana.
Juan Francisco Sillas Rocha, who orchestrated much of the violence of the Arellano Felix drug cartel, is in custody.
Now, some in Tijuana say the way is clear for a rival drug cartel to take over, and that may lead to less violence in Baja California.