Security/Human Rights News
By Frontera NorteSur
Dutch translation at NAIS:
The Butchers of a Border Narco State
If testimony delivered in a Texas courtroom this month is to be believed, it offers a chilling glimpse at the functioning of what amounted to a narco-government firmly connected to the U.S. and run out of the Mexican border state of Coahuila during the administration of former Governor Humberto Moreira, when narco-related violence surged.
The victims from the town of Allende and nearby communities included men, women, children and employees of targeted individuals. Businessman Rodrigo Humberto Uribe Tapia, reputed money launderer for the Zetas, testified that he saw the bodies of two women and a man mutilated and disintegrated.
"They took those bodies and transported them to the (PIedras Negras) prison to destroy them and disintegrate them…" Proceso newsweekly quoted Uribe, citing a story in the San Antonio Express-News. "They had acid containers, or whatever process to disappear them."