The convicted terrorist chief of the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) faction of Los Zetas was singled out by authorities as the person behind a sequence of beheadings and mutilations meant to intimidate regulation enforcement and rival felony organizations.
In keeping with Mexican federal and state authorities, gunmen for Hector Raul “El Tory” Luna Luna have been linked to quite a few mutilations and different high-impact crimes all through Nuevo Leon. El Tory lately assumed management of CDN after an early launch from a federal jail. The cartel boss was initially imprisoned for drug trafficking and a 2008 grenade assault on the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey.
Since assuming management of a faction of Los Zetas in late 2018, El Tory unleashed a wave of terror concentrating on rival cartel members the place, in 16 separate instances, his males dismembered the victims. In a single, the sufferer, Luis “El Rex” Reyes Enriquez, was the chief of a rival faction of Los Zetas referred to as “Vieja Escuela” or Previous College. El Tory had El Rex’s physique dismembered and positioned into 4 ice chests. His gunmen positioned three exterior state prisons in Nuevo Leon and the fourth within the neighboring state of Tamaulipas. Every chest featured a poster board or a banner threatening native rivals.
Different CDN Mutilations with Threatening Messages
February 14 – Cartel gunmen dumped the heads of Felipe de Jesus Ramirez and Jordan Arcenis Garcia close to the Industrial Park in Escobedo. The victims have been described as lookouts for the Gulf Cartel. Their our bodies have been discovered quickly after alongside a mud highway.
February 7 – Authorities discovered a severed head with the pores and skin peeled within the municipality of Apodaca.
February 5—Mutilated severed head left exterior a church in Monterrey.
February 4 – Cartel gunmen tortured and dismembered former Los Zetas member Jose Hugo “El Huesos” Guevara Martinez. The gunmen dumped the physique components in varied prisons and outdoors a police constructing.
January 22—Cartel gunmen dumped the dismembered physique of former Mexican soldier Arturo Alberto Barron Hernandez in downtown Zuazua.
January 2 – Authorities discover unidentified beheading victims alongside the Periferico in Apodaca.
December 15 – Authorities get better the dismembered physique of Victor Manuel Estrada Trevino in Zuazua.
December 3—The mutilated our bodies of Jesus Mario “La Estrella” Mendez Ramos and his son, Oscar Ivan “La Estrellita” Mendez Martinez, in Cadereyta.
November 28 – Cartel gunmen dump three ice chests with El Rex’s stays exterior three prisons within the Monterrey space.
October 25 – Authorities discover the dismembered physique of Daniel “El Dany” Baez Vasquez by a sidewalk in Guadalupe.
October 19 – Cartel gunmen dumped a mutilated physique wrapped in trash luggage within the suburb of Pesqueria.
September 23 – Cartel gunmen dump a severed head in Guadalupe.
August 29 – Cartel gunmen dump a mutilated physique in Santa Catarina.
Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles venture with Brandon Darby and Stephen Ok. Bannon. You possibly can comply with him on Twitter and on Fb. He might be contacted at [email protected].
Brandon Darby is the managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles venture with Ildefonso Ortiz and Stephen Ok. Bannon. Observe him on Twitter and Fb. He might be contacted at [email protected].
Tony Aranda from the Cartel Chronicles venture contributed to this report