Thursday, February 9, 2012

San Fernando, revisted.

             Pedro Antonio Pérez Fernández and Karla Lizet Martínez Estudillo


A couple was arrested earlier this week in the municipality of Nanchital, in southern Veracruz after attempting to run a military checkpoint.

Pedro Antonio Pérez Fernández and Karla Lizet Martínez Estudillo abandoned their car and tried to escape on foot but were quickly captured.

Soon after his arrest Pérez Fernández confessed to being a Zeta and to have participated in the massacres of bus passengers that occurred in the spring of 2011 in the crossroads city of San Fernando in northern Tamaulipas.

The suspect had in his possession the usual items, like cell phones and nextels, a small amount of drugs and ammunition and magazines used with AK-47's and AR-15's. Maybe he was not armed or maybe his assault rifle was stolen by a soldier or even successfully ditched.

What made his story credible, perhaps, were the two "tablas" or wood clubs that according to the military were found in his vehicle. Los Zetas and pretty much every other cartel or gang uses these "tablas" for the purpose of torturing their victims before their usual fate is met. Often an aluminum baseball bat fills in nicely.

A person who professes to be a Zeta says that what happened in "San Fer" back in 2011 was a horrible mistake. His story goes like this.

According to spies at at the service of Los Zetas, the Gulf cartel was recruiting ex-Guatemalan Kaibiles and gangbangers from central Mexico and transporting them via inter city buses to their base of operations in the Tamaulipas border towns.

A "Golfo" transportation network used in human smuggling operations already existed with the complicity of major bus lines, using their buses to transport busloads of Central Americans and Mexicans wanting to cross into Texas to the Gulf cartel border cities of Matamoros and Reynosa.

This route passed through San Fernando.

The Zetas targeted this transportation network, telling the "San Fer" plaza chief Martín Omar Estrada Luna, alias "El Kilo", to look out for these buses carrying Gulf cartel recruits and eliminate them.

However "El Kilo" was too enthusiastic in carrying out his task and the San Fernando massacre of 2011 ensued.

According to the Mexican government 193 victims, mostly men but including some women and children, were abducted from January to March 2011 as they traveled on buses through San Fernando on the way to the border, before the authorities were forced to act by the weight of hundreds of family members searching for their disappeared relatives.

The discovery of the narcofosas, or clandestine mass graves, led to the exhumation of the 193 missing persons. Postmortem studies revealed that many of the victims were killed by sledge hammer blows to the head.

The Zeta cell led by "El Kilo" was dismantled and most of its members arrested and imprisoned; and the belated entry of thousands of military and federal police reinforcements began in an attempt to wrest control of the area.

That person who professes to be a Zeta said that the penalty for screwing up a mission is death, and that is what happened to the spies who supplied what ended up being exaggerated reports of the Gulf cartel using buses to transport recruits.

Martín Omar Estrada Luna, alias "El Kilo", spent part of his childhood in the northwestern state of Washington, in the Yakima area, where he grew up to be a petty criminal and gang member.

He said that El Kilo, now in prison, was allowed to live because he was only following orders.

Who knows if the above version of the events that Pedro Antonio Pérez Fernández confessed to this week is true, maybe only the perpetrators and a few tight lipped government officials really know.

Speaking of elections, the PAN candidate for the post of Head of Government for the Distrito Federal, or Mexico City, in the July 2012 elections claimed late last year that the number of victims abducted from buses and murdered in San Fernando was much higher than the official government figure of 193.

María Isabel Miranda de Wallace, the PAN candidate and victims advocate, stated that the tally of dead was hundreds higher than what the government was willing to admit.

Miranda de Wallace, director of a victim's advocate group "Alto al Secuestro" (Stop the Kidnappings) and herself the mother of a kidnapped and murdered son, stated in August, 2011 that documents related to the investigation she had been allowed to see that included confessions and the statements of relatives still searching for the missing including San Fernando residents, led her to believe that there are at least 500 more victims in mass graves that lie undiscovered in deserted ranches and farms surrounding San Fernando.

35 comments:

  1. Ya es conocido que mucha pobre gente fue enterrado en los graves clandestinas en Tamaulipas pero los autoridades decidieron no exponerlos todos. Ellos prefieran hacer descubrimientos de los cuerpos periódicamente para crear la apariencia de su trabajo!!!!

    It is well-known that a lot of poor people were buried in the secret graves in Tamaulipas but the authorities have decided not to reveal them all. They prefere making discoveries of the bodies from time to time as to keep up the appearence of work.

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    1. This very well could be true. If used correctly, those once in a while disoveries could be used for good to keep people motivated in fixing the problems of these cartels.

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  2. What I find amusing is the fact that the military did not do anything about any of this until the families of the victims began making too much noise. The military should be out and about eliminating cartel members where ever they find them - they should be proactive not reactive. They should be making it very difficult for cartel members to even travel the highways without facing certain death.

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    1. I don't agree with the military or anyone else holding back information or slowing down in releasing of information or deciding something like this is not important.

      BUT...

      I also like to keep the faith that I perchance did not have the full picture. Maybe their resources were low or just needed better training in things like organization etc to help them be more productive.

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  3. A horrible mistake and it was the spys fault.
    Not el kilo or z40 or lacanzo who ordered this massacre. Obviously z40 and lacanzo were informed of the number of buses and the people, men women and children, who were being massacred on a regular basis, and they ordered el kilo to continue.
    Time to massacre z40 and lazcano for their failed missions and perverse leadership!

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  4. Only way the government will stop going after zetas is when z40, omar and lazcano are dead, until then all other zetas will pay the price for their failed leadership.
    Lacano and z40 have led the zetas into hell and the only way out for the zeta organization is to put z40 and lacanzo on trial and execute them. Then dump their tortured bodies in the middle of a road and place the film of their trial and execution on the internet.
    And announce a change in tactics where innocents will not be extorted or kidnapped or harmed in any way. The government would back off then!

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    1. You are correct i keep texting the same thing.

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  5. WHY DID THESE PUNKS KILL CHILDREN HOPE THEY BURN IN HELL!!!

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  6. What do Mexican military officials do to be so successful in enticing subjects to confess to their own criminal activity and to reveal all they know about their own drug organizations? Besides the obvious 'corruption' excuse, why can't Mexican law enforcement authorities act on that intelligence to stop murders before innocent victims are gunned down or to clean the streets of narcos and their supporters?

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  7. Only took 4 mos and 500 dead from 10 missing buses for Calderon to figure there might be a problem! What a country of morons and these low iqed neanderthals are flooding north.

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  8. And what did the bus lines do to protect their passengers and inform officials??????

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  9. Anonymous 6:16 - "Lacano and z40 have led the zetas into hell" Have they really??
    In fact they have converted los Z into the most powerfull mexican cartel!! I don`t defense these motherfuckers, but their organisational skills .... you know ... really impress!

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  10. In the picture the guy and his woman are holding hands behind a table with instruments of torture on it. They now probably face torture and long imprisonments themselves. I am still trying to grasp how people can torture and murder other people and then come home and love someone? I just don't get it. It is unfortunate that no journalist has followed up more on the human side of people like this. I mean, what is in their heads?

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  11. FAILED ZETA LEADERSHIP??? That has to be the stupidest comment ever. Any criminal leader should be made an example of by public execution.

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  12. Were children even found in those graves during that time? Seems like most Mexican stories I hear are greatly exaggerated. I'm sure the men meet that fate, but where there woman and children found as well? was that confirmed.

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  13. How como this is only published in yahoo?http://news.yahoo.com/mexican-army-finds-15-tons-pure-methamphetamine-051752554.html

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  14. Why does nobody mention the mass graves el Chapo's people made in Durango? Like always the Mexican media trying to poRtray el Chapo as a man fighting a good cause, they are all MIERDA. There were 219 bodies found, though none the less they focus on the San Fernando graves.

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    1. Because nobody cares about the last letter.anyone helping them deserves to die! Also chapo has had bad enforcers.once he finds out of extorsions those capos get killed or arrested.

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  15. Zetas are not the most powerful cartel in Mexico! They have the number but they don't have the equity or the skills to take on an all out war against the CDS.. Hell, even CDG is giving them hell, which is 20% of what it was 10 years ago. If you analyze the attacks on the Sinaloa Cartel you will find out that it is the Beltrans (with the help of Chapo Isidro) that are creating havoc to CDS, and not the Z. Numbers doesn't mean a thing when your soldiers have the iq of a chicken, and the leader's iq comes close to a turkey's iq.
    It won't take too long before this cells (Zetas Cells) start fighting each other for plaza control. When a criminal organization is controlling the sale of bootlegged cd and dvds you know they are hurting for money.
    Do you think Amado Carillo controlled the sale of pirated cds? He was too busy making 200 million a week. Get this thing right people!!
    THE ZETAS ARE NOT A CARTEL, THEY ARE JUST A COALITION OF GANGS, UNDER ONE BANNER, CONTROLLING A CITY OR TOWN.

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  16. I Live in south texas 5 mins from the border in the Rio Grande Valley. There is Zetas and Golfos everywhere here. They mark their trucks to identify but they stay quiet for now only isolated incidents. They are here and have been for years. Law Enforecment did too little too late on both sides.

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  17. YES FAILED LEADERSHIP!
    YES HAVE LED ZETAS INTO HELL!
    Thousands of zetas have been killed and even more jailed! And thousands more will be killed and jailed. The only ones who are untouched so far are z40 and lazcano and a few others. Their time is running short!
    They have become the most despised and hated cartel under z40 and lazcano's leadership and will be hunted to extinction by the Feds and other cartels!

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  18. I remember last year a video had been hung out. It was called - Los Ultimos Zetas (the last Zetas) and it started with words that this cartel tiene sus dias contados (its days are counted). So the question arises - aren`t they (days)???

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  19. February 9, 2012 10:12 AM

    Very well said !!!!

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  20. February 9, 2012 8:19 AM

    Put the pom poms down!!!! All the zetas are is low level low life gang members. They are not a cartel. When do they ever get seized with big weight?? All they do is street level dealing in Mexico. When they were with CDG as their armed wing, then they were part of a cartel. Now they are street level vendors, extorsionist, rappist..etc etc.

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    1. Stupid stupid ....haha I bet your cdg does the same thing in there own plazas your just to dumb and ignorant vato. Kieres QUE ponga los links y reportaje pa QUE mires pendejo

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  21. February 9, 2012 10:04 AM

    Big difference between both mas graves M.O.

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    1. Tell me moron why are they different haha your a joke commenting like that.

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  22. Do we really have to wait untill 5 million 950 thousand more mexicans die . That's the number of jews murdered in world war 2. What the hell are we waiting for, just becouse they kill in a slower rate don't mean they won't get there.

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  23. It's Funny to read all this people saying the Zetas are not a Cartel and Grupo in Mexico pushing Weight is a Cartel! The Zetas Control with Fear against media,enemies,etc. The Zetas move their Drugs Through Nuevo Laredo-Laredo and their Port's but is rare when they get cought just like i said they have the local media all scared! Do u guys rellay thinks is the End of the Zetas???? lol Ok Lazcano is the Capo then 40 what happend to the 30 Kaibiles Lazcano recuited???? take a guess....plus there still 3 Zetas alive still besides Lazcano and 40 and hist Brother and 50,plus the (New Zetas) not the Sicarios I am talking about Ex-Gafes type of Soldiers from Mexico and Some from Guatemala....

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  24. Anonymous 6:16 - "Lacano and z40 have led the zetas into hell" Have they really??
    In fact they have converted los Z into the most powerfull mexican cartel!! I don`t defense these motherfuckers, but their organisational skills .... you know ... really impress!a LOT OF BULLSHIT IS SPOKEN OF ABOUT THESE GUYS,IT'S PATENTLY OBVIOUS THAT THEY ARE VERY CAPABLE MEN.lAZCANO HIMSELF,AFTER BEING A SICARIO,HAS TAKEN THIS GROUP INTO BEING ONE OF THE MOST FEARED AND DISPERSED GROUPS IN MEXICO,SO WISHFUL THINK ALL YOU LIKE,THIS IS ABOUT FACTS NOT RIGHT AND WRONG.

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  25. I don't remember how long ago I came across an article in which it mentioned how Lazcano had control of only a limited amount of Zetas crucial to his operations. Everyone else was going about their own business without his input and he didn't mind. Hence, the extortions and kidnappings and countless crimes against civilians are being done because they have to fund themselves as Lazcano is not providing funds to them.

    What's scary is what will happen once Chapo, Mayo, Lazcano, etc. (leaders) get captured or killed. All these cell leaders are ambitious and naturally will want to control all facets of the business which will most likely lead to in-fighting among cells creating divisions and more groups. I don't think Mexico has seen the worst yet of the drug violence and we may see it turn into a Syria or Afghanistan type of rogue state.

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    1. This has already happend , what do you think is going on in Mx ?
      These capos havo no control hence all the kiddnapings extrosions thugs

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  26. Hey I was looking at pics on youtube on this kilo guy from the zetas this dude was a norteno like the northern gang from california lol what the fuck i guess gangs want to make $$$ too

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    1. Was he?? I was wondering the same cus if he from yakima hes a nsv or a punk ass scrap

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  27. Feb 9 8:45...so that dude kilo was a buster and a cockroach lol

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