Criminals beware:Julian's back even in his wheelchair this time in Cancun

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Criminals beware:Julian's back even in his wheelchair this time in Cancun

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Leyzaola: hired to clean up crime in Cancún and surroundings.  

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‘Supercop’ Leyzaola has new job in Cancún

Ex-police chief of Tijuana, Juárez hired after a surge of violence

Mexico News Daily | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Municipal officials in Cancún have turned to a cop with a tough reputation to take on an unprecedented wave of violence
 
The municipality of Benito Juárez, Quintana Roo, where Cancún is located, has hired veteran law enforcement officer Julián Leyzaola Pérez, called “supercop” by some and “abusive” by others, as its chief public security advisor.

The former military officer was the chief of police of both Tijuana and Ciudad Juárez during critical years when drug gang violence consumed both cities, and earned an international reputation as a successful public security expert.
 
Now he has been hired by the administration of Mayor Remberto Estrada Barba to provide municipal staff with “substantive, visible and concrete changes in public security.”

The effectiveness of the strategies implemented by Leyzaola against organized crime in Tijuana and Ciudad Juárez made him a notable figure in global security circles, Estrada said, and persuaded the mayor to invite him “to collaborate in the municipal administration’s fight to reestablish order, peace and security.”

A new interim police chief, an associate of Leyzaola, has also been named.
 
Alejandro Rodríguez Zepeda will fill the position left by José Luis Jonathan Yong Mendoza, who was removed by Estrada earlier this month.

Leyzaola, 57, became Tijuana police chief in 2007 when living in the city was considered a high risk given the high rates of criminal activity and insecurity.

But Leyzaola succeeded in reducing drug trafficking, extortion, kidnapping and human trafficking crimes by 70%.

In  2011 he took on the same job in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, then known as the murder capital of the world.

Crime rates decreased by 85% during his term and his performance was commended by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

During both terms as chief Leyzaola was the target of seven attacks against his life, the most recent of which, in May 2015, left him in a wheelchair.

While hailed by many for his performance in the northern border cities Leyzaola has also been sanctioned for human rights violations. Human rights investigators have confirmed incidents of torture against his own officers.

One such charge led to his being disqualified in 2013 from holding public office for eight years in Baja California.

Source: Milenio (sp)

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God Bless and protect this Mexican hero!  Mexico needs many more like him.... and this is exactly why I worry and pray for him. 
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He's a very brave man with all those attempts on his life and the bad guys putting him in a wheelchair didn't deter him.It may have actually done the opposite and enraged him to get rid of as many as possible.He actually is a hero and Mexico needs more of those!
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Jagl any links please?I guess there will always be speculation.Did he arrest Sinaloa cartel members as well as others or maybe he just had more intelligence on Juarez when he was there.Regardless he sure did a lot of cleaning house more than anybody on payroll or not and he's not just a pretty face and still wants to do it instead of retire quietly and safely.
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It was more said he "worked with" a little, not really took money from, but intel and support from Fernando Sanchez Arellano, against Teo, who was representing Sinaloa, at the time.  But, TJ was never Chapo's place, even after the dust settled from Teo/Inge, it was Zambada's people.  I am not arguing, or saying you are not correct, this is just what I have read.  And, I guess you can say he worked from Sinaloa, but really long term, if he helped Inge, against Teo.
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Also, this has long been rumored, esp. in Juarez.