Narco-banners addressed to Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, one of the current leaders of Los Zetas, were found in Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Morelos, and Guerrero.
In Reynosa, Tamaulipas, witnesses reported seeing banners hanging over the main avenues in the early morning hours of Thursday. Hours later they were removed by Mexican military patrols.
The messages in Reynosa said:
You have already witnessed the killing and massacre of innocent people by the Zetas. The war is against us Lazcano, not against families. Fight like MEN.
In Temixco and Yecapixtla, Morelos, identical banners, also addressed to Lazcano, were found:
Lazcano, we are here. The was is between us. No more civilian deaths.
In Acapulco, Guerrero, two banners were found. One, found on the Mexico City-Acapulco highway was addressed to Lazcano:
Lazcano: The war is with us. Stop killing civilians and innocent families. Tell Miguel Trevino to quit hiding and come out and fight.
-El C del G. R1 comando 7
In the Lajas, Acapulco neighborhood, another message was found addressed to various men:
Adriano Benjamín Flores Reyes alias "El Coreano", Moisés Montero together with Miguel Barragán, commander of the Ministerial Police in the municipality of Jardin,
Suastegui, commander of the municipality of Jardin, stop killing innocent people and come out and face us, fuckers. Stop hiding behind local authorities.
- El C del G R1 comando 7.
Two other banners were hung in the municipalities of Jalpa and Juchipila, Zacatecas. Although authorities have not revealed their content, it has been confirmed that they too, were addressed to the Zetas and signed by "Carteles Unidos."