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Baja California Police Arrest Alleged Drug Gang Killer

Luis Gilberto Sánchez Guerrero, known as “El Gil”, is seen here after being arrested by Baja California's Preventive Police on December 29, 2009 in Tijuana.
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Luis Gilberto Sánchez Guerrero, known as “El Gil”, is seen here after being arrested by Baja California's Preventive Police on December 29, 2009 in Tijuana.

Baja California Police Arrest Alleged Drug Gang Killer
Baja California police have arrested an alleged drug gang member who killed and kidnapped people for a Tijuana drug trafficking group.

Baja California police have arrested an alleged drug gang member who is suspected of killing and kidnapping people for a Tijuana drug trafficking group.

Baja California's Preventive Police say Luis Gilberto Sánchez Guerrero managed more than 10 murder and kidnapping crews for a drug boss nicknamed "El Teo".

Mexican authorities also say that Sánchez, or "El Gil," was once a Tijuana policeman. He apparently disappeared from the force in 2007.

Police allege "El Gil" participated in some of the more outlandish crimes in Tijuana during the last few years. They say he headed a group that planned to assassinate Tijuana's police chief last October by infiltrating his security detail with trucks painted to look like military vehicles.

Authorities say two years ago "El Gil" used his Tijuana police vehicle as a getaway car to help a most wanted drug cartel killer escape from federal police at a seafood restaurant.

State police say they arrested the 29-year-old "El Gil" in Ensenada.

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