The Zetas have placed a banner in Veracruz stating they are not responsible for the murders on passenger buses (which included 3 Americans). Attacks were carried out which resulted in at least 7 deaths among buses traveling through Veracruz State. The Zeta banner states the killings were from the hands of corrupt police officers.
The Zetas have recently tried to scrap their horrible public image. Many other cartels have made it a priority to maintain respect within the people. The Zetas up to recent months have not done so. With their sole tactic of fear, instead of respect, they have not won the hearts of many. They have made it a personal issue to denounce their ties to terror, murders of innocents, and extortion.
Original message in espanol. “A TODO EL PUEBLO VERACRUZANO”NO SE DEJEN ENGANAR NO SOMOS SUS ENEMIGOSEL GOBIERNO HA PERMITIDO QUE MUERAN FAMILIAS VERACRUZANAS INOCENTES EN ESTA GUERREAQUE SOLO ES ENTRE ALGUNOS CARTELES. LA MUERTE DE TRES INTEGRANTES DE UNA FAMILIAEL 13 DE OCTUBRE EN MORALILLO Y EL ATENTADO A PASAJEROS DE LOSAUTOBUSES EL 22 DE DICIEMBRE NO FUERON CAUSADOS POR NOSOTROS.UN OFICIAL CORRUPTO DEL GOBIERNO FUE EL EJECUTOR DE LOS ATENTADOS;DISPARANDO SIN CONCIENCIA Y SIN IMPORTARLE LA VIDA DE INOCENTES.NO SOMOS CULPABLES DE ESAS TRAGEDIASSOMOS GENTE DEL PUEBLO Y SEGUIREMOS EN LA LUCHAATT: UNIDAD:Z
English Tranlation “To all the people of Veracruz” DO NOT BE DECEIVED we are not your enemy THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOWED INNOCENTs TO DIE IN THE WARS VERACRUZANA (of Veracruz) ONLY IS AMONG SOME POSTERS. THE DEATH OF THREE MEMBERS OF A FAMILY ON 13 OCTOBER IN Moralillo and the attack on passengers BUSES ON 22 DECEMBER WE WERE NOT CAUSED BY Zetas. A (police) OFFICER WAS CORRUPT GOVERNMENT OF EXECUTING THE ATTACKS; SHOOTING WITHOUT CONSCIENCE AND REGARDLESS OF THE INNOCENT LIFE.WE ARE NOT GUILTY OF THESE TRAGEDIES PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE AND WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT ATT: UNIT: Z
- Narcobanners: Los Zetas Tantoyuca Disclaim Violence, Veracruz (socyberty.com)
- 11 killed in attacks on Mexican buses, town (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- A series of attacks left 16 dead in Veracruz yesterday. (pikapvs.wordpress.com)