Increased crime in Baja?

Discussion in 'Baja Mexico Fishing Reports and Discussion' started by Montaj629, May 25, 2018.

  1. Montaj629

    Montaj629 Newbie

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    Heading down to BOLA soon. I saw some articles of increased crime in Baja. Knock on wood, never had an issue.... but anybody notice this lately??
     
  2. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    This is nothing new.The worst crimes you may encounter will be from the crooked cops that want a few bucks for a traffic violation you didn't commit.
     
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  3. clevel

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    There was a shooting on Palmilla Beach in front of the Palmilla Hotel! Drug rivalry.
     
  4. aguachico

    aguachico I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I think there has been a small uptick in petty crime. Just be diligent with your property.
     
  5. richardblufin

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    keep your gun close
     
  6. pura vida

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    Although there is crime from time to time in Baja, there are some general rules to avoid the potential issues

    Don't drive at night
    Mind your p's and Q's while passing thru the border cities
    Try and travel with a buddy vehicle

    I've been driving the Baja since the 70's and other than the Border City occasional police stop, I've never had a problem. The locals have always been a big help
    but I generally don't take brakes until I am South of Ensenada
     
  7. stickbass

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    If it was ultra safe, everyone would be there
     
  8. Lundalakan

    Lundalakan Well-Known "Member"

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    Just spent 3 days in San Quintín. No problema
     
  9. No Cal Lou

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    Just don't travel or go out late at night. Don't go to isolated areas.
     
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  10. the_tunaman

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    Bad advice... May want to check gun regulations in Mexico before doling out suggestions.
     
  11. aguachico

    aguachico I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yup. Nice!¡
    :rolleyes:
     
  12. Travis77

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  13. Travis77

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    Take a gun to Mexico and get caught and may not being coming back to US for the rest of your life.
     
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  14. fishkilr

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    A little like Long Beach which is always full speed...
     
  15. michael e. bingham

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    Dont take weapons into Mexico unless you have proper documentation of ypur fire arms , it will not go well for you if caught , youll spend 90 days before you even see anybody to defend you , no joke here , plus the amount of money they will take ypu for its not worth it , no night travel , fuel at the same gas stations , same restaurants and you'll be fine , overall there are awesome people that depend on fisherman to provide for there family's
     
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    I have been going down to Baja for almost 30 years. Have driven down lots of times to La Paz. It is about 20 hours south of the border. Recently I started driving down to the CBX and then walking over the bridge to the Tiajuana airport. This is by far the most convenient and cheapest way to travel in Mexico. Check out deals on Volaris airlines for cheap flights. I flew my whole family to La Paz last thanksgiving for around $1000 round trip.....7 of us! Then when we arrived back in Tiajuana we got through customs and back to my truck in 15 min. Have you ever tried driving back over the border, no bueno. I feel safe in La Paz even at night with small kids. They don’t want anything to happen to tourists. They have military vehicles with machine guns patrolling all the common areas for tourists. Of course there are areas I would not go, but just use your head and you are probably safer than walking around many places in the USA. I am going down with my son the first few days of July to go fishing for 2 days in a panga and stay in a nice hotel an I think I can do the whole trip for under $1500 Including car, hotel, air and food.... I love Baja.
     
  17. willbuyone

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    Under Mexico judicial system you are guilty until proven innocent ! Possession of firearms are illegal in Mexico unless you are privileged .
     
  18. aguachico

    aguachico I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Have we gone past the ability to throw a little levity into a post? :D
    I laughed.

    Come on people lighten up a little.
     
  19. watersdeep

    watersdeep I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    THANK YOU.
     
  20. Cubeye

    Cubeye I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I agree, but what if someone that has never been down there, and doesn't know the law, relies on this information?

    I went down the Baja a few years ago with a person that had been going down for over 30 years. Come to find out that someone had broken into his trailer and stole his hand gun. He didn't know it was a crime to have a gun. Back then, he used to trade bullets for lobster. Not everyone has access to the internet. Since then, I've been trying to educate him on Mexican Law. This includes traffic law.
     

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