A collaborator of SEIDO with the alias “Pitufo” [smurf] reports that in 2004, the leaders of the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas, integrated as one group at that time, held two meetings with Tamaulipas politicians agreeing to 25 million dollars payment for their protection and assurances benefitting Lazcano’s group, [CDG/Zetas].
On March 2, 2012 the witness gave a statement, according to the witness, it was the second known meeting that was conducted between Torre Cantu, whom was later killed in Ciudad Victoria.From the witness:
“It was the end of April 2004, in “La Quinta”, a ranch owned by Ali Rodolfo Lara Najera, one of the secretaries of Tomas Yarrington, located approximately at Kilometer 7 of the highway Victoria / Matamoros. I acknowledge that it belongs to Ali because Ricardo Gamundi Rosas (ex leader of PRI in Tamaulipas) told me so.”
“Eugenio Hernández Flores, Ricardo Gamundi Rosas, Rodolfo Torre Cantú, Fernando Alejandro Cano Martínez, Daniel Pérez Rojas aka "El Cachetes", Rogelio Díaz Cuéllar aka "El Rojo", Antonio Galarza Coronado aka 'El Amarillo', were present at the meeting, with Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano being the one speaking,” [this implies there is a recording]
According to the protected witness, he was transporting from Valle Hermoso to Ciudad Victoria, 10 suitcases containing 25 million dollars, which were shown to Eugenio Hernandez, whom after sending a message of thanks to Lazcano he ordered to put the money filled suitcases in a white suburban.
June 29, 2011 - The Attorney General's Office (PGR) is the agency that investigated the murder of Rodolfo Torre Cantú,46, the PRI candidate for the governor of Tamaulipas. The agency revealed that his death was ordered by Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano “The Lazca” , leader of the criminal group Los Zetas for failing to agree with requests of the criminal organization
The ambush against Torre Cantú "was perfectly planned and executed, which included a narco monster truck with automatic weapons, gunmen opened fire on the motorcade of the candidate, as he headed to an event in the closing days of the campaign.
|Lazcano and Torre-Cantu both now dead|