The federal government deployed special groups task in intelligence work in order to capture Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, El Z-40, and Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, El Lazca, leaders of the cartel of Los Zetas, as well as 10 others, including Omar Treviño Morales, El Z-42, for their alleged involvement in the killing of at least 120 people whose remains have been found in unmarked graves in the town of San Fernando, Tamaulipas, federal officials said who are collaborating with the Office of Special Investigations on Organized Crime (SIEDO).
They indicated that the number of victims that have been found so far (over 120 as the day of this report) in clandestine graves has overwhelmed the Forensic Medical Service of Tamaulipas in processing all the bodies, which has led examiners to conduct some of the autopsies in the field, that is in the interior of refrigerated trucks without the having the sufficient ability to preserve the remains.
The situation has prompted authorities to take the same action as was with the remains of the 72 migrant executed in August of 2010 by the same criminal organization (Zetas), and an undetermined number of the bodies will be transferred to Mexico city so that the office of the Attorney General (PGR) can start to make identifications.
Governmental officials have said that 17 suspected members of Los Zetas that were arrested as part of the group that participated in the executions have provided information about at least 15 other suspects that are implicated in the massacre. Many of the suspects had different designated roles such as lookouts (hawks) on roads and towns, all the way to roles of sicario, extortion and drug trafficking.
According to information collected by the Federal Public Ministry, in some cases the killers believed that their victims were members of the Gulf cartel and that is the reason they were killed, in others, for refusing to join the criminal group.
The search for the leaders of Los Zetas is allegedly conducted because the murderers said they operated under the instructions regional and national command of Heriberto Lazcano, aka El Verdugo or El Lazca, and Miguel Angel Treviño Morales. The PGR has offered reward of up to 30 million pesos for anyone who provides information leading to their capture.
According to the informants, Omar Treviño Morales, brother of El Z-40, is the one who operates in the region of San Fernando, Valle Hermoso and Miguel Alemán. PGR is also offering 30 million pesos for information leading to the arrest of this Zetas leader.