Two stories at Breitbart Texas; the first one involved a Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project investigation under extraordinarily dangerous circumstances.
The Mexican Los Zetas cartel used a network of oven facilities to cover-up the systematic mass extermination of innocent people during the 2011-2013 period when the cartel had complete governmental control over most of the Mexican state of Coahuila. From the then-governor of Coahuila, down to the city jails, Los Zetas had complete control of every aspect of governmental process and of the lives of Mexican citizens–including news media. Their atrocities in Coahuila have remained largely unreported and undocumented by any governmental agencies; local, state, federal, or international.
These were not cremation ovens like the one used by the mobster mortician in A Prayer for the Dying;
Inside the jail, Los Zetas butchers dismembered the bodies of the men, women, and children who had been kidnapped. The human parts were then placed in 55-gallon drums filled with diesel and then set on fire. After several hours, the majority of the human remains were all gone leaving hundreds of families without answers. The ashes were then dumped in a local creeks that leads to the Rio Grande. While most of the drums remain in evidence lockers at a storage facility used by the Attorney General’s office in Coahuila, some of them have been re-purposed as dumpsters in the city. Recently authorities carried out a massive search along some of the creeks to search for remains of the unknown number of missing persons–none were found. The drum shown below was one of the ones that Los Zetas had been using to incinerate the body parts of their victims inside the Piedras Negras prison. The drum was being moved out of the evidence locker by authorities as part of their ongoing investigation. Agents left it outside of the building in the back 0f a police pickup allowing journalists from the Breitbart Texas Cartel Chronicles network to photograph it and provide an image of the makeshift crematorium where several victims were “disappeared.”
The second story is related, UPDATE: 52 Inmates Confirmed Dead in Mexican Prison Riot Run by Los Zetas Cartel
Nuevo Leon, and its main city of Monterrey, has long been considered a high valued territory for Mexican drug cartels where Los Zetas have held a strong presence for years. The region not only provides a large metropolitan area but prized routes that drug cartels can use to move massive quantities of drugs from central parts of Mexico into Texas.
Breitbart Texas has reported in the past on how Mexican drug cartels have complete operational control inside of that country’s prisons. The most dramatic case dealt with thePiedras Negras prison where Los Zetas had a clandestine crematorium that they used to incinerate the remains of their victims. As reported by Breitbart Texas, the victims in that case were in fact innocent civilians who had been kidnapped from nearby communities.