This crime scene had all the trademarks of narco style execution. Executions in Mexico are common now days, in fact we could fill page after page of such brutality on this blog but this one had a characteristic not seen before.
The "who's" and "why's."
Right after a crack-down from the Mexican army against the armed body of the Gulf cartel the Zetas, three bodies of men executed gangland style were discovered along with a "narcomensaje."
"We're the new group of matazetas and we are against the kidnappings and extortions, and we will fight against them in every state to clean up Mexico," read the message.
A while back authorities received an annonymous telephone call about the discovery of an abandoned vehicle with three dead people inside. At the scene was a Liberty Jeep style SUV without license plates and with dark tinted windows.
A number of videos posted on YouTube confirmed the existence of this group of hitmen "Matazetas" dedicated to the capture and killing of members of the Gulf cartel known as Los Zetas. Below are just two of videos that have been posted on YouTube in which sicarios belonging to the Zeta cartel were kidnapped and executed. They were taped confessing their criminal activities and also provided the names of police, police commanders and politicians who are either part or support the drug cartels.
It appears this video was made in or near Veracruz because according to federal police that is where these three men, same ones described above, were found executed and on their bodies were cardboards with messages from reputed Matazetas claiming responsibility.
Note the weapons the black uniformed Matazetas are brandishing while the commando on the far right is toting a grenade launcher. This might suggest the involvement of one of the major cartels or even possibly the military.
On this video a Cuban-Mexican Ivan “El Tigre” Blanco confesses to smuggling Cubans and Chinese into Mexico and ”bringing chicks in from the island.” He goes on to say the Zetas extorted money from undocumented Cubans up to $400 in U.S. dollars to allow them to cross through Cancun on their way to the US border.
The Chinese were force to pay up to $6000 dollars fee to come in to Mexico by way of Italy. According to Blanco, Los Zetas split the money with Mexican federal agents. This would confirm the Zetas/Cuban connections revealed last year.