This is the same Sicario crew that killed two military officers and painted them in clown make-up.
A local police investigator had become the fourth homicide victim of the year in Tabasco. His body was found early Tuesday morning. It was confirmed that he had been decapitated in a ranch called Aguileras, and he had been reported missing only a few days ago.
The local attorney general (PGJ), was not able to initially identify the cadaver that was found on the night of January 3rd on the Cárdenas higway. They kept searching for Martín Fernando Cornelio León, better known as “Martín Pistolita”, who was still considered missing at that time.
It was the family who went and identified the victim yesterday at the office of the PGJ, and it was indeed the body of comandante Martín Fernando, who had served three years as the head of the criminal investigations department.
Cornelio León, was once suspended for insubordination for arguing during with a superior officer during a police operation.
During the time he was away from the service, he helped manage a successful seafood restaurant and maintained an administrative position while he awaited re-assignment, which finally came at the end of 2007. He worked his way up from a field officer in the department of apprehensions (SWAT team) until finally being promoted to head the Criminal Investigations Department.
It is believed he knew his assassins
One of the lines of investigation if that Cornelio León was not kidnapped or otherwise taken by force because his truck was found in a parking lot in Sams Carrizal, and it had no signs of a struggle.
This version is being supported unofficially with surveillance video taken from various commercial centers near the place where the truck was found. Investigators also say that these killers are also the same ones that killed the two military officers and dress them as clowns in the municipality of Cárdenas, this is confirmed through narco message found at the scene.
This happened to me for being a loudmouth and sticking my nose where it doesn't belong. Watch Yourselves Friends, Atte FEZ
In 4 years at least 49 police officers have been murdered in Tabasco, most of them between 2008 and 2009.
This is only one of the collateral damages in the war between narcotraffickers and the federal government. The death toll rises among the state and municipal police officials who attempt to guarantee public safety, and it is them and their families who are the most vulnerable.
Another incident that remains in the memory of the locals is when a police officer was brutally murdered the day the new government took office in 2006 and declared a war against the cartels. The violence began anew in Tabasco.
In 2010, Tabasco authorities thought they had delivered heavy blows to the cartels in the area because the violence had subsided for a while. but with these recent killings and the obvious presence of a new sicario cell working in the area, this may be the resurgence of the war that raged here only a year ago.
There has also been an increase of drive-by shootings at police stations, it is believed this is in retaliation to a recent purge of corrupt officers that led to the incarceration of of 120 officials.
Last year, at least 8 police officers were murdered at the hands of criminals. only day into 2011 and already 4 police officers have been executed, at least three in a very grotesque manner.
Article by: Tabasco de Hoy
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