Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mexican drug cartel suspected after 29 decapitated in Guatemala

Gunmen working for Los Zetas, considered Mexico's most violent drug cartel, murdered at least 29 farmworkers over the weekend in a community in northern Guatemala near the Mexican border, officials said. The bodies were found Sunday at the Los Cocos ranch outside the city of La Libertad, located about 630 kilometers (391 miles) north of Guatemala City, National Civilian Police, or PNC, deputy chief Gerson Oliva said. About 200 heavily armed men belonging to Los Zetas' Z 200 cell arrived in Los Cocos on Saturday night and attacked the farmworkers, PNC investigators said. Initial police reports said the victims died in a shootout, but investigators later revised their report after gathering evidence at the crime scene. The massacre occurred early Sunday and the victims were beheaded by the gunmen, the PNC said. The unidentified farmworkers were employed at Los Cocos, which was owned by Haroldo Waldemar Leon Lara. Leon Lara was murdered Saturday on the outskirts of Flores, another city in Peten. He was the brother of Juan Jose Leon, a Guatemalan drug trafficker who operated in the eastern region of the country and was murdered along with 10 other people by Zetas gunmen in March 2008...MORE

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No trouble on the border. Folks are just loosing their heads there over the peace and quiet.