Another body appeared in Nuevo Laredo's Christopher Columbus monument early Tuesday morning, along with a long rambling placard aimed at a former associate of Los Zetas in that border city.
The monument, located in the upscale Colonia Madero, has been the scene in recent weeks of gruesome exhibitions of the remains of two bloggers accused by Los Zetas of supplying information to federal authorities and messages threatening Nuevo Laredo's anti-organized crime bloggers.
However, Tuesday's execution victim, a male described as between 50 and 60 years old is believed to be a relative of Antoñio Peña, alias "El Amenaza", "EL Tony" or "Norteño12", a member of a well known Nuevo Laredo family with a history of involvement in drug trafficking.
The unsigned message, most likely authored by Los Zetas, accuses Antonio Peña of stealing $5 million and of ordering the murder of Rodolfo Torre Cantu, the PRI candidate for Governor of Tamaulipas who was assassinated in 2010 while campaigning for office.
Antoñio Peña is alleged to be a money launderer, weapons procurer and a source of political and economic connections for Los Zetas.
According to to a local Laredo newspaper, the murder victim and other members of the family, including several women, were abducted last week.
None of the missing family members have reappeared.
The message on the placard:
“NO ANDEN DICIENDO QUE ES UN SECUESTRO PINCHE VIEJO PITARRON SON LOS 5 MILLONES DE DÓLAR QUE LE DIMOS A ALLA SAVES PAQUE HI NO CUMPLIO AL CONTRARIO SE FUE DEL PAÍS PAQUE SE HACE PENDEJO DON TOÑO PEÑA SI USTED MANDO MATAR “A” RODOLFO TORRES PORQUE AFECTAVA LOS HINTERESES DE LAS COMPAÑÍAS QUE TIENE OSIEL CARDENAS Y TOMAS YARRINTON QUE TIENEN SOCIEDAD COMO QUIERA LO MATARON DIOKIS PORQUE QUEDO EL HERMANO Y SE LAS SIGUIERON PELANDO PINCHE VIEJO HIPÓCRITA QUE ANDA PREDICANDO LA PALABRA DE DIOS SI TRAGAS SANTOS Y CAGA DIABLOS Y TODAVÍA QUE ES UN ASESINO LAVADOR DE DINERO AI BIBE EN USA, BIEN TRANQUILO PUES NO ES ALLA DONDE COMBATEN EL NARCOTRÁFICO Y EL LAVADO DE DINERO PORQUE A LOS MEJOR BUENOS DEL LAVADO DE DINERO LOS TIENEN ALLA??”
Don't be saying this was a kidnapping fucking old pitarron (informer, whistleblower?) its the $5 million we gave you, you know what for, and you did not meet your obligations on the contrary you left the country. Why play the fool it was you Don Toño (Tony)Peña who ordered Rodolfo Torres killed because he was going against the interests of the businesses that Osiel Cardenas and Tomas Yarrington are partners in. (Osiel Cardenas is the previous head of the Gulf cartel now incarcerated in the U.S., Tomas Yarrington is a former Tamaulipas Governor with alleged ties to organized crime). Whatever, you killed him for nothing because his brother is there and still screwing with them. Fucking old hypocrite that's preaching the word of God you swallow saints and shit devils your still a money laundering murderer living in the U.S., nice and peaceful well isn't it there that they fight drug trafficking and money laundering because they have the best money launderers??
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