Crime, current events, Law Enforcement Mexico Kidnap Ring Operating in the US August 13, 2009 admin Leave a comment “A dangerous kidnapping and murder crew operating in San Diego has been dismantled, according to the District Attorney’s office. 17 members of the alleged crew, known as Los Palillos (the Toothpicks), have been indicted after a two-year investigation. The indictment includes nine murders that the D.A. said happened in San Diego County. “This rogue group of individuals is responsible for a string of brutal murders and kidnappings that demonstrate the ugly reality of cross-border violence,” said District Attorney Bonnie M. Dumanis. Los Palillos consisted of U.S. and Mexican citizens who allegedly established themselves in Tijuana…” Click on the link for the full story.