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Governor says regional Zetas boss ordered killing of Mexican reporter

February 15, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Governor says regional Zetas boss ordered killing of Mexican reporter

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The Governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz alleged that a recently arrested plaza boss for the ruthless drug cartel known as Los Zetas ordered last week’s brutal killing of a reporter.

Gov. Javier Duarte said Josele Marquez, the regional Zetas leader in Veracruz, who was captured earlier this month during a raid, ordered the murder of crime-beat journalist Anabel Flores Salazar.

Flores Salazar was kidnapped from her home back on February 8th from her home in the residential city of Mariano Escobedo, Veracruz.

Authorities discovered the reporter’s half naked body the day after she went missing on the side of a highway in the neighboring state of Puebla. Investigators said her body showed signs of torture.

Duarte stated in a Twitter post on Saturday that Marquez is linked to numerous murders but provided no further details on the cartel leader’s role in the reporter’s murder.

Federal security forces captured Marquez back on Feb. 2 in the city of Cordoba. He was transferred to the Puente Grande maximum-security prison in the western state of Jalisco on Saturday.

Duarte also linked the Zetas boss to the Nov. 6th, 2011 attack on the offices of the El Buen Tono newspaper, when gunmen entered the newspaper’s offices poured gasoline and set the building on fire.

Between January of 2005 and July 2015, fifteen journalists have been murdered, and another four members of the media have also gone missing in the Veracruz.

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