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April 12, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A reputed Mexican drug lord who escaped from a luxurious Tijuana jail suite where he was being held in connection with the murder of a Mexican federal policeman has been arrested in the United States after nearly three years as a fugitive, authorities announced Monday. Jose Contreras Subias, who is also a suspect in the 1985 murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena, appeared before a federal magistrate Monday in Los Angeles. He was arrested April 1 in Salt Lake City.
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April 12, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A reputed Mexican drug lord who escaped from a luxurious Tijuana jail suite where he was being held in connection with the murder of a Mexican federal policeman has been arrested in the United States after nearly three years as a fugitive, authorities announced Monday. Jose Contreras Subias, who is also a suspect in the 1985 murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena, appeared before a federal magistrate Monday in Los Angeles. He was arrested April 1 in Salt Lake City.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1986 | From a Times Staff Writer and
A machine-gun-wielding prisoner killed a jailer early Thursday, then committed suicide when he realized his attempt to escape from the city jail had gone awry, according to authorities and press accounts. Two other jailers and another prisoner also were injured during the shooting, which occurred about 1 a.m., police said. The condition of the wounded could not be determined.
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June 18, 1987 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
Police in Ensenada said Wednesday that they had apprehended 20 of the 66 prisoners who escaped from the city jail earlier this week but that many of the most dangerous escapees remained at large. But authorities expressed confidence that the intensive search now under way would soon result in the recapture of most of the fugitives. "I think we'll have 80% of them within a week or so," said Alfredo Rosales Green, municipal public safety director.
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November 1, 1985 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
U.S. authorities have been told by Mexican law enforcement officials that a suspected drug trafficker who escaped from a Tijuana jail fled to San Diego and may be arranging to fly from a U.S. airport to a safe haven in South America. A federal agent familiar with the case said Thursday that Mexican law enforcement officials said that Jose Contreras Subias, a suspected drug trafficker, fled to San Diego after his prison escape Friday.
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September 27, 1998 | J. JESUS BLANCORNELAS, J. Jesus Blancornelas is the editor of the weekly Zeta. Less than one year ago, he suffered an attempt on his life that left his bodyguard dead and Blancornelas with several bullet wounds
From Crescent City to San Ysidro, Californians have had preferential seating to watch the murder and drug trafficking thrillers being played in out in Tijuana and Ensenada. But what the people from California don't know, and maybe cannot even imagine, is that seated next to them may be some of the criminals whose job it is to come down to Baja California to execute people.
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December 3, 1985 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
For an alleged cocaine smuggler charged with murdering a Mexican policeman, Jose Contreras Subias lived pretty well in Tijuana's municipal prison. According to U.S. sources, he occupied an entire floor of the prison, made cocaine deals freely and kept a bank account in nearby La Mesa de Otay. When he escaped Oct. 25, according to Mexican authorities, he left in a prison van, under police escort. It was three days before anyone outside the prison knew that he had escaped.
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November 24, 1985 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
The squat brick structure that houses the municipal jail here does not seem like the kind of place good times are made of. The armed guards, barred windows and the building's bunker-like appearance contribute to a general sense of menace, and visitors say the inside is predictably damp, dirty and inhospitable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1985 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
The squat brick structure that houses the municipal jail here does not seem like the kind of place good times are made of. The armed guards, barred windows and the building's bunker-like appearance contribute to a general sense of menace, and visitors say the inside is predictably damp, dirty and inhospitable.
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August 16, 1992 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boulevard rancher Bernie Tucker often herds truant cows and goats back across the border to his Mexican neighbor--who receives his U.S. mail in Tucker's mailbox. When Campo dry waller Bill Clevenger recently stayed in Tecate drinking margaritas past midnight--the hour the border crossing closes--he snipped the flimsy barbed-wire fence and drove home the back way. The border in rural East County--nothing more than a four-strand cattle fence--is porous and always has been, but since the U.S.
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