After the attacks and the burning of public transportation in Baja California, Montserrat Caballero, mayor of Tijuana for Morena, he asked organized crime to “collect bills” from those who did not pay him and not to act against the civilian population.
“We are not going to allow a single Tijuana citizen to pay the consequences of those who did not pay their bills”Caballero said in a message posted on the Facebook page of the Tijuana City Council.
During the night of Friday, several fires were reported to transport vehicles and roadblocks in Tijuana, Mexicali, Tecate and Ensenada.
In this regard, the mayor attributed the attacks to organized crime, to whom in her message on Facebook she warned that “Tijuana is going to remain active caring for citizens“.
“We ask you to collect the bills from those who did not pay what they owe, not to families, not to working citizensbecause we are also vigilant of it”, he insisted.
Caballero added that 3,000 members of the National Guard and 2 thousand municipal police they are ready to take to the streets if needed to keep the border city safe.
After the acts of violence, the governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilarcondemned the events and reported that there are already detainees.
In social networks, users disapproved the position of the mayor Montserrat Caballero and questioned whoever is “publicly legitimizing” the use of coercion by organized crime.
A video is circulating where the mayor of Tijuana asks organized crime to only collect “bills” from those who owe them.
A mayor, flanked by the army, publicly legitimizing economic activity and the use of coercion by organized crime.
— Claudio Lomnitz (@clomnitz) August 13, 2022
Thus the “strategy” against drug terrorism.
The brunette Montserrat Caballero, mayor of Tijuana, asked criminals to collect “invoices” only from those who “did not pay them what they owed.”
And let those who must pay the floor right not affect citizens 🤦 pic.twitter.com/0Tt59am8qO
— Clemente Castro (@castroclemente) August 13, 2022