October 31, 2013
Zetas dumped two bodies under a bridge in Saltillo, with a message, accounting for 3 executions yesterday.
Saltillo is the capital city of the northeastern state of Coahuila, and about 10 miles south of Ramos Arizpe, the city where 16 CDG were captured on Tuesday along with their regional chief. The capture was apart of a raid and a high speed chase.
In a bad timing presser, Coahuila Governor Ruben Moreira announced how violence had tempered because of his policies and fight against organized crime.
While it has become relatively quiet, CDG continues its pursuit of Coahuila, a state they once controlled before the split with their former enforcer group, Los Zetas. After the split, Zetas were in control of the state and have not lost control since the split in 2010.
Coahuila is a state that Zetas move freely in and seemingly conduct business at their command, without much interference.
However, it is the state in which premier leaders, Heriberto Lazcano was killed in the city of Sabinas, and Miguel Treviño aka Z40 was captured near Sabinas, by federal forces.
Coahuila is not an important trafficking state, but it is logistically important as its massive land mass borders multiple key states in the narco world, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, SLP, Durango and Chihuahua.
Key cities are Torreon (La Laguna) in the southwest, Saltillo in the southeast, Piedras Negras which borders with Eagle Pass Texas, and Acuña which borders with Del Rio Texas.
Message says (paraphrased)
We are here putos cleaning the plaza
Big thanks to the reader who sent in information on the manta!
Menny Valdz source of fotos