Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Purebred Quarterhorses Slaughtered near Victoria, Tamaulipas

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Mañana 

                               Tomas Yarrington Revulcaba, Ex PRI Governor of Tamaulipas
Feb 13, 2018
Extra material from: El Universal

Hooded individuals arrived in two vans and opened fire on the facilities of 150 hectarea horse ranch  "La Providencia" , located at Kilometer 87 of the Zaragoza-Monterrey highway; in Ejido San Cayetano in the Municipality of Guemez, Tamaulipas, according to witness statements at 8:40 am.

The armed comando aboard two SUVs attacked the ranch registered in the name of Eduardo Rodríguez Berlanga, "La Conga", presumed associate of former PRI Tamaulipas Governor Tomás Yarrington Ruvalcaba, where they riddled a worker and at least 17 horses quarter horses with AK 47's. 

The Ranch property is estimated to be worth $300,000 and in reality the property of the Former Governor of Tamaulipas. Tomas Yarrington who is being held in an Italian jail accused of  money laundering and organized crime charges.

WARNING : photos of  a slaughteredhorse on the following page

Upon arrival, authorities found the body of a tied man riddled with bullets who presumedly was the caretaker of the ranch, although he carried no identification or belongings. Sedena confirmed that shell casings were found at various locations and no one was detained.

They also found 17 horses killed by firearm and five more wounded in the stables. Reports are varied about the total number of animals involved. Some sources report 12 dead and 5 wounded for a total of 17.

Expert services from the Tamaulipas Attorney's Office cordoned off the perimeter of the property to collect evidence and remove the body.

PGR of Tamaulipas State has opened an investigation.