Navy spokesman, José Luis Vergara, confirmed that the death of American David Hartley in 2011 attributed to "Ardilla" as well as a commander of the Ministerial Police Rolando Flores
The Navy presented Salvador Alfonso Martínez Escobedo, "Ardilla", alleged regional commander of Los Zetas in Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon and Coahuila, considered responsible for more than 320 executions, including those of the narcofosas of San Fernando, Tamaulipas, and the "release" of than 280 inmates in the last two years.
During their presentation in the la Subprocuraduría de Investigación Especializada (SIEDO), Martinez Escobedo spent time 'mugging" to mass media
The zeta leader, arrested on October 6 in Nuevo Laredo, hours after an attack on Marines in the city, had been imprisoned in Veracruz in 2008, but was released by a group of assassins, reappearing the same year in the dispute for the places of Durango and Chihuahua.
Martinez Escobedo, 31 years of age, is held responsible for killing with his own hands 50 people in several States of the country, as well as the recent "release" of 131 inmates of the criminal of Piedras Negras and the 151 prisoners of prison again Laredo, so far largest evasion in criminal in the country.
They secured five rifles, 2 pistols, two grenades, 2 thousand cartridges, two vehicles and a diverse array of radio and communications equipment
"Ardilla" originated in Nuevo Laredo with five accomplices Carlos Martínez Benavides, Eduardo Alvizu Martínez, Javier Arturo Dueñas Méndez, Baudilio Manuel Villarreal González y Francisco Manuel Obregón Fernández.
The Navy said that Martinez Escobedo is linked to the death of 72 undocumented workers found in August of 2010 in San Fernando, as well as with the more than 200 corpses that months later were found in the same locality.