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Gulf cartel releases video showing alleged members of kidnapping cell confessing to crimes before execution

May 28, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Gulf cartel releases video showing alleged members of kidnapping cell confessing to crimes before execution

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The Gulf Cartel (CDG) in the Mexican border city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, released a video purportedly showing hitmen forcing members of an alleged kidnapping cell to confess their crimes before executing the victims.

In an effort to disassociate themselves from the surge of kidnappings plaguing the city, members of the Gulf cartel posted the video earlier this week on various social networking sites, specialized in Tamaulipas showing CDG hitmen interrogating members of a criminal gang who are responsible for kidnapping and extorting of local residents.

According to Proceso, the video shows heavily armed sicarios donned in military gear questioning six bound and blindfolded detainees who confess to killing their victims in order to leave no evidence, before executing the men.

A large blanket with a message can be seen ensuring that the “CDG Old School” disclaims all robberies, kidnappings and extortions that have arisen lately in this square.”

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“Our group will not tolerate or allow such atrocities,” the message read.

According to Breitbart News, one of the six captives answering questions is believed to be Silverio Eduardo Armendariz Aguilar, who says he and his team were directed by the group’s ringleader identified only as “Pancho” to recently kidnap a local resident.

The man described how they asked for a ransom amount of $1 million Pesos which is about $60,000 USD, from the victim’s family, who had only been able to make two payments of less than $20,000 pesos (which equates to $2,500 USD).

However, Armendariz Aguilar said Pancho kept the money anyway and wanted the man killed to destroy the evidence and so he could continuing extorting the family.

The man also detailed how he used plastic bags to suffocate the victim, before burying him behind a house in the Palmares neighborhood.

The video then portrays images of the lifeless bodies of the six men apparently executed along with a text which reads in Spanish, “Gulf Cartel H. Matamoros, Tamaulipas.”

The message was signed by Senor Cortez of the Vieja Escuela, “The Old School,” which is an alias used by Sergio Ortegon Silva. He is a ruthless commander of a feared Gulf Cartel team of assassins with a reputation as a tough, no-nonsense enforcer throughout the criminal underworld.

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The “Old School,” which is the name also assumed by the Zetas in Ciudad Victoria, encourages organized crime groups to return to their original business: drug trafficking and to stop engaging in kidnapping, robbery and extort money from the population.

Abductions in Ciudad Victoria and Matamoros have recently surged, now averaging to a total of 14 kidnappings per month according to complaints filed with the State Office of Justice.

In April, the U.S. Dept. issued a travel alert warning citizens and government employees to avoid certain parts of Mexico. It would include the crime-ridden state of Tamaulipas, where violent crime including homicides, carjackings, armed robbery, kidnapping, extortion, and sexual assault, poses significant safety risks.

Furthermore, in many parts of Tamaulipas law enforcement is virtually non-existent and violent conflicts between rival organized criminal groups and/or the Mexican military can occur in all areas of the region and at all times of the day.

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