One of the guys charged in the Calgary drug bust was a citizen of MEXICO with ties to a MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL. Is it possible the suspect couple were Mexican? or Filipino? There are those who will put their own spin on this post and attempt to turn it into something racist or claim the “Rodriguez” surname is not a common name in Mexico/Philippines .
The surname “Rodriguez” may have been a random name the conspirators chose but it also may have been a “surname” that was familiar to them. “RODRIGUEZ” is a common surname in the PHILIPPINES and in MEXICO. Viewers are confusing the spelling of the name “RODRIGUEZ” versus “RODRIGUES” which is a common surname in Portuguese language. The suspects used the surname “RODRIGUEZ” with a “Z” NOT “ES”. (Rodrigues Name Meaning. Portuguese)
The ten most popular Mexican last names:
Rodriguez, Lopez, Garcia, Martinez, Gonzalez, Perez, Sanchez, Gomez, Flores
Rodriguez is a Spanish patronymic and a common surname in Spain, Latin America and the Philippines.
- The cell phone used to lure Lindsay to her murder was registered under the name “Paulo Rodriguez.” The conspirators/ killers MAY have chosen that surname because it is a common surname in the Philippines (where the Delalcazar family immigrated from) and MEXICO where one of the drug traffickers was from (Leopoldo Beltran).
- It was reported on Dateline that Lindsay said the female caller sounded “kind of Spanish“(Dateline may have it wrong). The SP had this to say in 2010: “After exhaustively investigating this crime for the past two years, this is what we know. We know that a woman with an ACCENT made contact with Lindsay using this crime phone. This is the woman who is believed to be involved in Lindsay’s murder.” The police did not say “it was a fake or Spanish accent”
- Apparently, Lindsay did not know the name of the suspect couple and it was reported she stored their phone number in her contact list under the name “The Mexican’s”. (This was not confirmed by police)
- “One of the persons charged in Calgary drug bust was a foreign national. Leopoldo Fernando Rojo Beltran was a Mexican citizen with ties to a Mexican drug cartel.”
- “Cave said investigators believe the operation disrupted in Calgary has links to a distribution network spread through the “United States, beyond that to Mexico and South America.”
- “The involvement of police in Victoria suggests the cocaine may be transported from Mexico along the coast — avoiding the United States — and coming in through Victoria, he said, adding he believes the lack of marine border security on the coast leaves an “open gate for drug smugglers.”
- Based on information from court transcripts Leopoldo Beltran was the TARGET of another investigation which was likely the Lindsay Buziak murder investigation. This is the reason CBSA did not arrest Leo Beltran in April 2008 when they were aware he was in Canada illegally. This was TWO MONTHS after Lindsay’s murder.
- “Sometime between November 6, 2003, and his latest arrest on December 3, 2008, Rojo Beltran once again entered Canada illegally. It is unknown to the CBSA how or where he entered the country. However, the CBSA was aware as early as April 20, 2008, that Rojo Beltran was in Canada and had information about his location. He was not legally authorized to be in Canada during this time period.”
-  The offender’s personal circumstances include that the CBSA was aware of his presence in Canada illegally, but yet the CBSA delayed charging and prosecuting him for a lengthy period of time.
-  The offender submitted that his time in custody and lengthy house arrest upon release should be considered in his application for a discharge. He also argues that the CBSA delayed prosecuting him and in doing so, allowed him to stay in Canada.
-  I am not persuaded by these arguments. The delay in prosecuting was explained in the Agreed Statement of Facts as the offender was a target in another ongoing investigation.
- In June 2008 the investigators were aware that a vehicle used to courier cocaine in the Calgary drug ring and belonging to Leo Beltran was parked in a garage at the residence of LEO BELTRAN. That vehicle then returned to VANCOUVER where it was parked in front of a home in BURNABY, BC belonging to Leo Beltran’s SISTER.
- “In furtherance of Operation High Noon, a tracking device warrant was obtained and was installed on the Quest in June 2008 while it was still located at the Edmonton address. Later, the Quest was driven back to Calgary and parked in the garage of the residence of Mr. Miguel Rivas-Franco’s brother-in-law, a Mr. Leopoldo Beltran.”
- “The Quest then returned to Vancouver the next day on June 12, 2008, and went dormant for a period of approximately 4 months. For almost the whole of that time, the Quest was stationary, either in an underground parking garage in Surrey, BC or parked in front of a home in Burnaby, BC occupied by Mr. Beltran’s sister.”
- The investigators were aware the vehicle sat dormant from June 2008 to approx. Oct of 2008. Obviously, Leo Beltran was under surveillance during this time period(and likely longer) and that is why CBSA did not arrest him back in April when they had the opportunity. We know that MULTIPLE OTHER AGENCIES were working together with the SP on Lindsay’s murder investigation.
- “The female suspect called from the VANCOUVER area and the cell phone used in this crime traveled from the Vancouver area to the Island.”
- Mr. Leopoldo Beltran had a sister(a citizen of Mexico who spoke Spanish) who lived in the Vancouver area.
- The Del drug ring which included Leopoldo Fernando Rojo Beltran owed their suppliers money for the seized cocaine. It was reported that they paid back monies owed to the cartel.
- “Investigators found no fingerprints, DNA or other physical evidence in the house.
Buziak’s boyfriend, who found her dead at the house, and an ex-boyfriend have both been cleared by police.”
- The suspect couple was described as being “Caucasian”. Note, not all Mexican’s or Filipino’s are dark skinned for those that may imply the witnesses would have been able to ID a Mexican/Filipino couple by their skin color. There are many Mexican’s/Filipino’s who are light-skinned and could pass for “Caucasian”. There is a high possibility the killer couple could have been “Mexican” or “Filipino” and came from outside the VICTORIA AREA. The investigators know based on forensic evidence that there were only TWO people in that house with Lindsay at the time of her murder.
Example of light-skinned Mexican and Filipino Women
- ” Police have not been able to identify the couple, but investigators DO NOT BELIEVE THEY LIVE in Victoria.”
- “This is completely different [than other homicides] in the sense that we have people who have been SENT or HIRED to set up the victim — to go to the house and commit the murder,” he said. This makes the investigation extremely complicated, Horsley said, in that the killers might have come from OUTSIDE Greater Victoria.”
- For more than two years SP has been on the hunt for the killers of local Real Estate agent Lindsay Buziak. And as “A” Vancouver Island reports, tonight investigators say when they do catch Buziak’s killer, THEY WON’T FIND THEM IN THE VICTORIA AREA.
“Little evidence found at Buziak crime scene. All DNA traced to slain real estate agent, none from killers, police say.”
“One indication that HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED killers may have been behind Lindsay Buziak’s slaying is that REMARKABLY little forensic evidence was found at the crime scene. All DNA evidence extracted from the house, which had been professionally cleaned the afternoon of the killing, was traced back to Buziak, Det.-Sgt. Chris Horsley said yesterday. Police investigators tracked everyone who had entered the home, including tradespeople, real estate agents, and their clients but found no fingerprint or footprint matches.”
Investigators obtained volumes of data from cellphone towers in Vancouver and Victoria to look for matches between the cellphone used by the suspect couple and any other cellphone transmissions, but to date, police have not been able to find a match that might provide information leading to their identification. Horsley said that doesn’t mean the evidence doesn’t exist. “There are literally hundreds of thousands of transmissions, and we could still find that link,” he said. To nail down the SEQUENCE OF EVENTS, police looked at the TIME when the lockbox was accessed on the home’s front door, which is consistent with the 5:30 p.m. scheduled meeting between Buziak and the couple, and with testimony from witnesses who saw Buziak greet the pair at the front door.
Horsley would not give any details on the condition of the house but said investigators know EXACTLY what MOVEMENTS the KILLERS made through the home AFTER the attack, including that they left through the french door at the rear that Buziak’s boyfriend Jason Zailo DISCOVERED open around 6:15 p.m.
“This (killing) was very organized,” said Saanich police spokesman Sgt. Dean Jantzen. “There was a lot of planning and effort and forethought. These are the most complex crimes. And this is the most egregious crime and often they can become long-term and complicated. “There are people in the community who are withholding information. We know there is a bit of cone of silence around this.”
NOTE: The police offered a deal to two members of the Calgary drug ring. They were facing 15-20 years for “conspiracy to traffic cocaine.” It was reported years ago that the investigators were willing to forgo the conspiracy charges if someone gave up information on the Lindsay case. In my opinion, the investigators were willing to cut a deal with “Miguel Rivas Franco” It was reported that Alycia partook in a polygraph exam and passed. Miguel was Erickson’s best friend so it makes far more sense Miguel would know who was involved in Lindsay’s murder. Based on lack of charges and an unsolved murder case Miguel did not TALK or accept the deal. Miguel remains close to Erickson today. The investigators have made it very clear that someone with first-hand knowledge of Lindsay’s murder needs to come forward. The investigators know who is responsible for Lindsay’s murder they don’t have the hard evidence to prove it in a court of law. That is the only reason this case remains unsolved.
“Two people, Faithful Lebrun and Rivas Franco, are also charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine. The Crown is looking for 15-to 20-year sentences.”
Miguel Ernesto RIVAS FRANCO, 28, of Calgary
Alycia Lynn FAITHFUL-LEBRUN, 26, of Calgary