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Authorities find dismembered relatives of cartel leader as Zetas cartel civil war rages in Northern Mexico

July 4, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Authorities find dismembered relatives of cartel leader as Zetas cartel civil war rages in Northern Mexico

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A chilling warning issued earlier this week illustrates the extent of the sheer terror spreading just south of the Texas border, stemming from a brutal cartel turf war between rival factions of the Los Zetas criminal organization, Mexico’s most ruthless drug cartel.

A Zetas faction based in the city of Ciudad Victoria, calling themselves the Old School Zetas, have launched a full-out assault against their rivals from Nuevo Laredo, also known as the Cartel Del Noreste, for control of drug smuggling routes into the U.S.

The rivalry has resulted in unspeakable acts of violence committed by both sides including countless murders, beheadings, shootouts and attacks on businesses.

The barbaric war has claimed the lives of innocent civilians, business owners, even members of law enforcement have fallen victims to the violence, which has prompted civilians to begin a self-imposed curfew because of the ongoing gun battles occurring after nightfall.

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Earlier this week, cartel gunmen dumped black garbage bags with the dismembered remains of two individuals that police have confirmed as a male and female identified as relatives of a local boss for the CDN.

Authorities said the victims, described as older in age, were hacked to death. The identities of the victims haven’t been released. However, Law enforcement officials said they believe they are relatives of a man who goes by “El Borrado,” a regional leader for the Cartel Del Noreste.

Members of the Old School Zetas later went on social media to issue a warning to leave Ciudad Victoria or relatives of CDN members will face the same fate, according to Breitbart News.

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The war had initially started in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the Tamaulipas state and has since spread to the city of Nuevo Laredo, long considered the home of the Los Zetas.

Earlier this week, the leader of the Old School Zetas who goes by the name Bravo-2 left a chilling message on social media, warning the CDN that for every innocent civilian that is killed in Ciudad Victoria, they would execute a civilian in Nuevo Laredo.

Security experts say the violence stems from fragmentation that has occurred within the Zetas, which is a direct result of a kingpin strategy Mexican authorities have followed, targeting the leadership of the major cartels with the thinking it would limit the threat posed by the organization, therefore rendering the cartel ineffective.

However, what instead has resulted from the strategy is the fracturing of cartels throughout Mexico that has led to brutal turf battles among smaller regional criminal groups, which has become evident even in places such as Sinaloa after the arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

The capture of El Chapo has led to an all out war with members of the Beltran-Leyva Cartel, who are now allied with old school drug trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero.

Furthermore, fighting has also recently erupted between Sinaloa Cartel factions led by Ivan Archivaldo Guzman, son of El Chapo and top leader, Damaso Lopez Nunez, in the municipality of Navolato, near Culiacan over drug smuggling routes, according to multiple reports from Mexico.

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