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Leaked images show bundle of cash left at murder scene of top Mexican prosecutor

January 11, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Leaked images show bundle of cash left at murder scene of top Mexican prosecutor

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A string of leaked pictures has revealed that members of the Los Zetas drug cartel placed a bundle of money next to the body of a top Mexican prosecutor they had just executed in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

The cash points to the tradition of “Plata o Plomo” (silver or lead) where cartel members try to bribe cops and murder them if they resist.

As JammedUp News reported, a crew of gunmen with the Los Zetas cartel attacked and killed Ricardo Martinez-Chavez, the regional head of the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s office, along with three other state officials.

The violent act appears to have been conducted in an ambush-style assault, which killed the top Mexican prosecutor along with three other officials and wounding a fifth police officer.

A bundle of cash was discovered next to the top prosecutor and three other officials were executed last week by a cartel hit squad

Ricardo Martinez-Chavez, the regional head of the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s office, along with three other state officials.

Following the killing, Tamaulipas Governor Francisco Cabeza De Vaca held a ceremony where the officers were given full honors before they were laid to rest.

Cabeza de Vaca said after the service that the deaths would not remain unsolved. Since assuming office last year, the governor has apparently been trying to clean up law enforcement.

The governor, who is a member of the PAN party, was elected into office last summer in a landslide victory after lobbying to fight deep-rooted corruption in Tamaulipas.

The link between cartels and former top government officials found its way to the top with two former governors, Eugenio Hernandez Flores and Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, both of whom are considered fugitives of the Department of Justice in the U.S. on charges of money laundering in association with accepting bribes from cartels.

Ricardo Martinez-Chavez recently assumed the position of regional head of the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office.

Tamaulipas Governor Francisco Cabeza De Vaca honored the victims at a ceremony before they were laid to rest

Since taking office, the governor has been reforming law enforcement to root out officials who may be on the cartel’s payroll.

Martinez-Chavez had been sent to Nuevo Laredo with the intent of targeting the leadership of the Cartel Del Noreste group of the Los Zetas.

According to Breitbart Texas, one of the possibilities being investigated by authorities points to the CDN scapegoating Martinez and leaving the cash as a way to not only taint public opinion but also to relay the cartel slogan of “silver or lead.”

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