Sunday, July 2, 2017

Leader of Los Zetas in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz arrested after massacre of family

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Milenio article with additional material from Noreste

Subject Matter: Hernan Martinez Zavaleta, Commandante H, Los Zetas
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Hernan Martinez Zavaleta, is identified as allegedly responsible for the assassination of a family in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, which  included four young children



Reporter: Milenio Digital
Elements of the Criminal Investigation Agency detained in Tabasco, Hernan Martinez Zavaleta, Commandante H, identified as allegedly responsible for the assassination of a family in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, which included the deaths of four young children.

According to the investigations Martinez Zavaleta, 42 years of age, ordered the massacre on 24th of June as an act of vengeance for the death of a collaborator, Bernardo Cruz Mota, El Nino Sicario that happened a few days before.

The family, consisting of the parents and four children aged , 6,5,4,3 years old, were shot to death in the Nueva Calzadas colonia, after the events, Miguel Angel Yunes offered a reward of a million pesos to anyone offering photos of information of who ordered the massacre.

Martinez Zavaleta, originally from Martinez de la Torre, Veracruz, is considered the Plaza Boss in Coatzacoalcos for the Los Zetas criminal organization and has controlled this town since 2006, carry out criminal activities such as trafficking of drugs, hydro carbon theft, kidnapping and extortion.




Slaughtered children in Veracruz
El Commandante H was imprisoned in March of 2012 in Cefereso # 5 Oriente, in Villa Aldama Veracruz, because of an arrest warrant against him for violation of Federal law of organized crime and crimes against health.

During the capture of Hernan Martinez Zavaleta, his detention was achieved with the capture of two other persons identified as Juan Adiel Garcia Lezama and Victor Manuel Novales Cano, collaborators in the criminal organization of Los Zetas.

Original article in Spanish at Milenio