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Los Zetas civil war spreads to the border city of Nuevo Laredo

June 8, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Los Zetas civil war spreads to the border city of Nuevo Laredo

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The brutal civil war between Los Zetas factions in the capital of the state of Tamaulipas is now threatening to spread north into border cities situated just across Texas.

A faction called the Old School Zetas based in Ciudad Victoria has gone to war with the group out of Nuevo Laredo known as Cartel Del Noreste (CDN).

Residents of Ciudad Victoria are living in a constant state of fear as unspeakable acts of violence have become a daily occurrence. Both sides have been committing brutal attacks such as decapitations, executions, and regular shootouts as the groups’ fight for control of key drug smuggling routes.

Members of law enforcement are not even immune from the spiraling violence stemming from the fractioning of Mexico’s most violent cartel.

As JammedUp reported, a state police officer was executed in Ciudad Victoria last week.

Carlos Baudelio Garcia-Cuellar, a former member of the Tamaulipas Ministerial Police, was shot over a dozen times last Friday. A narco message left behind by the CDN took responsibility and accused Garcia-Cuellar.

The murder has prompted a swift response from the Old School Zetas. A chilling video posted on social media on Tuesday issued a warning to the residents that the conflict will soon spread to Nuevo Laredo.

According to Breitbart News, the video depicts masked cartel gunmen interrogating a man held captive, who they claim is a police officer linked to the CDN before executing the man.

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The Old School Zetas posted the video on social media and sent the footage to Mexican authorities, who confirmed the identity of the slain man depicted in the video as Jose Wenceslao Gaznarez, a high-ranking law enforcement official in Tamaulipas accused of being a link between the CDN and the state police stationed in Nuevo Laredo.

Additionally, Borderland Beat is reporting that Wenceslao Gaznarez was also a ranking member of the CDN, who at one-time worked closely with the cartel’s top leaders including Heriberto Lazcano, also known as “El Lazca,” and jailed boss Miguel Angel Trevino aka Z40.

A message later posted by the Old School Zetas on social media said the cartel will make a move to take over the border city of Nuevo Laredo, the home of the CDN, led by Juan Francisco Trevino, the nephew of Miguel Trevino (Z40).

The message warned citizens to avoid driving vehicles with tinted windows and to exercise extra caution due to the incoming violence.

The Old School Zetas, which consist of several original members of the Los Zetas led by a man known as Bravo-1, who claims the group will stop criminal activities such as kidnapping and extortion of innocent civilians and stick with the old school business drug trafficking.

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