According to his friends and foes, there are a number of them who are collaborating with the PGR as witnesses that Edgar Valdez Villareal "La Barbie" was one of the most efficient hunters of Zetas, he is described as a criminal master mind who had full control of airports and was also good in counterintelligence from within his group to help him discredit public officials.
Those who knew him and later ended up sitting on a bench facing prosecutors of SIEDO gave information that sicarios under the leadership of Babrie conducted routine executions of innocent people without hesitation and some of which included the 24 farmers and masons from La Marquesa.
Mateo Díaz López, or "Comandante Mateo," a former military and a commander for Los Zetas that was arrested on July 2006 told SIEDO that "La Barbie" was responsible for filming the execution of four sicarios in Tamaulipas. This video was sent to The Dallas Morning News on December 1, 2005.
"I know that on that occasion the Preventive Police and the AFIs abducted nine members of my group (Zetas) in a nightclub in Zihuatanejo, these men were in that city in order to fight for control of the plaza.
"Once abducted they took them to the city of Acapulco and there, they delivered the men to "La Barbie," who later released a video in which four of the men are seen being interviewed. Among them were "El Peterete," Vizcarra, his cousin and another man that I don't remember his alias. On the video these men said many things about Los Zetas," said Mateo Díaz on July 17, 2006.
According to Mateo during the interrogation "La Barbie" forced the gunmen to say that Osiel was receiving protection from Santiago Vasconcelos, then head of SIEDO, with full intention to discredit him.
After unseen interrogators (one is alleged to be "La Barbie") question the men, the video ends when a pistol enters the frame and shoots this man believed to be Vizcarra in the head.
"In the video itself one can hear the voice of "La Barbie" directing the men on what to say and one of the persons shown is executed and turns out to be Vizcarra. Later on I learned that they had also executed all of the rest of the men and their bodies disappeared. Also in this video my companions say that the attorney Vasconcelos was involved with us (Zetas), which is not true, as this was only a strategy of "La Barbie"' to force the PGR to go after us," said Mateo Díaz.
In another investigation, the "PGR/SIEDO/UEIDCS/217/2009" mentions that Valdez Villarreal took control of illegal operations in the airports of Cancun and Toluca, through a partnership with federal agents José Antonio Rosales and Edgar Octavio Ramos Cervantes "El Chuta".
To gain their cooperation, "La Barbie" gave Rosales a BMW, $65,000 (dollars) and he also gave him the nickname ""El buen hombre" "The good man," because since 2008, he had provided access to them for landing cocaine in Cancun, this was revealed in an investigation by the protected witness "Jennifer."
"Rosales, apart from being in charge of operations at the Cancun airport, made sure that when we arrived, we were not inspected in the terminal," said "Jennifer" before the PGR.
Tamaulipas on his sights
Gerardo Reyes Uresti confessed to executions that they conducted by order of "La Barbie" according to his interrogation in 2005:
Victim: Juan Antonio Santos Salazar (Coordinator of the municipal Preventive Police in Nuevo Laredo)
Victim: Rubén Vera Treviño
Victim: Cesar Solis Montenegro, "El Topo"
Victim: Juan Sergio Montes Borjas (Commander of the municipal Preventive Police in Nuevo Laredo)
Victim: Leopoldo Ramos Ortega (Alderman of the City of Nuevo Laredo)
Victim: Federico Ocampo Godinez (Commander of the municipal Preventive Police in Nuevo Laredo)
Victim: Mario Vega Gamboa
Victim: Gerardo David Sosa Martinez
Victim: Rabindranath Quimba Arreola
Victim: Julio Cesar Medina Riojas
Victim: Enrique Vega Martínez
Victim: Pablo Beltran Arellano
So he said on September 1:
"(Yes the Zetas are a danger) they do not respect anyone, because the truth is they are filth, for me not even their mother wants them."
Edgar Valdez Villarreal, 'Barbie'