A Sleepy Little Town
San Juan is very small village close to the town of Cadereyt, just outside of the city of Monterrey. Cadereyt was a lazy town, best known for its churches and heat. It is also home to some amazing grottos. But in the war that has engulfed Mexico it will be known for something else entirely.
|The town's historical Plaza|
The Emergence El Loko
Cadereyt along with Allende were placed under the control of El Loko, or Daniel Elizondo sometime around July 2011. He was the considered the Zetas boss for the rural area surrounding these two cities as well. He wasted very little time making a name for himself, by leaving several mutilated bodies strewn through out the streets of both Allende and Cadereryt. He is held reasonable for the killing of two young sisters from the town of Allende. The two were picked up by the local police while walking home one night. The local police apparently were ordered to deliver the girls to El Loko. He then raped, killed, then dismember their bodies, once again displaying the parts at the entrances to the town. This case ended with the dismissal of 14 police officers who were reportedly involved. El Loko, the man responsible was mysteriously was no where to be found.
A Mexican Cover Up
|The Location of Loko's assumed death|
Not long after the police were arrested, the military claimed one of two men shot in Cadereyt was none other than El Loko himself. They announced his death saying only that they had killed a man who reportedly fit the description of El Loko, at this time no one even knew his real name. What follows is the description the military released.
Excerpt from Buggs
There have been preliminary reports that one of the sicarios killed was no other than El Loko. He was described as heavy set, about 200 pounds and was wearing a green shirt and Bermuda shorts. The military believes that it might be El Loko and the Attorney General's Office did confirm that the man killed was in fact El Loko.
The military had intitially suspected the man to be El Loko based on the fact that his name was written on the sun visor and the trunk of one of the vehicles. On the walls of the ranch military observed the letter "Z" written in yellow paint. The military believe that the ranch was used by the sicarios as a safe house.
El Loko is plaza boss in Allende and Cadereyta for Los Zetas. He is known to be a brutally violent sicario that has participated or has been linked to some gruesome executions.
El Loko was obviously a man who wielded significant power within los zetas. He commanded enough power to have the Police bring him two innocent girls. He survived an intense manhunt, which could have only been accomplished with the help of those higher up in the leadership of los zetas. His death which was falsely claimed by the military, was promoted by the media and government and then quickly forgotten about. The description given by the military did not resembled the true El Loko, it was generic and simple, it could have described almost anyone. This by itself was troubling enough but as this terror unfolded the true depth of government complicity began to unravel.
The Menace Returns
September 2011, quiet returned to the area and silence took hold. Not much was heard, some were frightened it was going to become another Mier. The silence which plagues Nuevo Leon continued until May 13, 2012. The day 49 torsos were discovered wrapped in plastic. What followed was a bizarre chain of events, all of which deserving of a closer look.
A Mothers Day to Remember
Several days before the massacre 12 people were found alive in Jalisco. The victims lead police to a man called El Chato. He was working for a cartel aligned with los zetas, he explained los zetas plan to display numerous corpses on Mother’s Day, even though he was unaware of the extent of the diabolic plan. This portion of his interview was dismissed while the public focused on his confession that the victims were picked at random and had no ties to criminal organization. It has long be suspected that many of the victims of these body dumps have been innocent. No one paid much thought to this so called plan, that was until Sunday May 13, the day the 49 were found.
Here is an except of that interview.
Police: When were you going to kill the 12 people that were found alive, or what was the plan?
El Chato: Supposedly May 10 [Mothers Day in Mexico].
El Chato: I don't know.
This leads us to the conclusion that the zetas had planned this massacre to take place on Mother’s Day, and that it was not a rouge cell leader who had gone off the reservation. The plan it seems was to have several body dumps through out Mexico, utilizing not only los zetas but their allies as well. This amount of coordination that would have had to taken place would have needed the cooperation of the highest levels of leadership, due to the compartmentalization of the los zetas organization and their allies.
The First Public Declaration
Here is an excerpt from Chivis:
While reading a statement on the premises of the SIEDO, the military said that "El Loco" also stated that this action was endorsed by the head of the Zetas in Nuevo Leon, known as "El Morro" they had to coordinate with a guy nicknamed "El Camaron" (the shrimp) because he was going to deliver the bodies to be dumped on the main square along with a manta.
"This was part of a strategy to blame for such acts antagonistic to criminal organizations, so it could be augmented by placing mantas around the country, disputing of such facts to cause confusion towards the authorities and public opinion.
"Likewise a representative said of "Camaron" "known as" El Bocinas" as quoted as living in the village of Los Herreras, he was hired to attain 30 to 49 bodies, which were transported by several trucks.
What Does it Mean?