Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article
[ Article Subject: Narco Manta threats, Los Zetas
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In a narco manta around which were three heads of pigs with death crowns, the Los Zetas Cartel pronounced that it would take vengeance for the death of 4 presumed sicarios killed this past Tuesday the 21st in the Town of Angel R Cabada, and the hands of elements of the Civil Forces
"What you did is not to be applauded, if you want a real meet, you can have it, but you have to leave your cave", said the mantas that were collocated at visible points of Lerdo de Tejada and Boca del Rio.
The warning of Los Zetas against elements of the Secretary of Public Security, the Civil Forces and Police Delegate in the region, Paulino Cortes, occurs a day after he concluded the first meeting of attorneys and prosecutors from the South, South-East zone of the country, for acts of protocol where state and federal forces shielded various Municipalities in the region.
This past Tuesday the 21st, four presumed sicarios were killed on the federal highway 180, in the town of Angel R Cabada, during a confrontation that arose as a result of reconnaissance and surveillance in the area of sugar can and livestock.
That day, having detected a suspicious vehicle elements of the Civil Force saw that the driver was high, but ignored it, at this moment the occupants of the vehicle opened fire against Civil Forces in the gun battle five criminals were killed.
According to police officers who asked for anonymity, the narco manta is in response to the death of the alleged Zetas.
In this past January the Commander of the Municipal Police of Lerdo de Tejada, Armando Sanchez Garibay, was ambushed on the highway 180 by hitmen that employed grenades and assault rifle fire. The Police Commander was killed along with two members of his bodyguard.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso