BREITBART — PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Authorities in this border state have begun to arrest various individuals tied to a clandestine crematorium run by the Los Zetas Cartel. The suspects in this particular case are tied to the kidnapping and incineration of victims inside the Piedras Negras prison.
Breitbart Texas spent three months investigating how a drug cartel was able to kidnap, murder and incinerate hundreds of victims from the rural communities in the northern part of the Mexican border state of Coahuila. More than 100 victims had been taken by Los Zetas to the state prison in Piedras Negras where they were eventually murdered and incinerated in 55 gallon drums. The mass extermination was started by after two members of the Los Zetas fled to the U.S. and became protected witnesses. In revenge, Los Zetas kidnapped and executed every relative, friend and neighbor that had come in contact with the two former members. The gunmen not only murdered men but also women and children.
The case has been largely ignored by American news outlets. However, some investigative journalists such as Proceso’s Juan Cedillo had been looking into the case for years. After Breitbart Texas published the first story on the mass extermination, other Mexican news outlets began to put more pressure into the Coahuila government prompting them into action.
Breitbart Texas previously reported on an ongoing investigation into cartel members as well as corrupt prison and government officials that turned a blind eye thus allowing the massacres to go on. The imminent arrests reported at the time have now begun to take place.