What a horrific story.
The former mayor of Allende Coahuila was arrested in connection with the killing of approximately 300 people in a network of ovens.
Mexican authorities have arrested the former mayor of a rural community in the border state of Coahuila in connection with the kidnapping, murder and incineration of hundreds of victims through a network of ovens at the hands of the Los Zetas cartel. The arrest comes after Breitbart Texas exposed not only the horrors of the mass extermination, but also the cover-up and complicity of the Mexican government.
On Thursday morning, Coahuila state authorities arrested Sergio Alonzo Rodriguez, the former mayor of Allende, Coahuila, on the charge of aggravated kidnapping, information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Coahuila government revealed. Rodriguez was the mayor of Allende, Coahuila in March, 2011, when a commando of Los Zetas kidnapped dozens of people who were then murdered and incinerated.
Earlier this year, Breitbart Texas published the results of a three-month investigation into how Los Zetas were able to kidnap, torture, execute and incinerate approximately 300 victims–including women and children–between 2011 and 2013. Approximately 150 of the victims were taken to the Piedras Negras state prison where cartel members used 55-gallon drums to incinerate the human remains.
The San Antonio Express-News reported:
Details of the massacre have come out in a series of trials in Austin and San Antonio federal courts. This summer, a jury in San Antonio found a Zetas middle manager guilty of several drug crimes, including taking part in the Allende Massacre.
Coahuila officials said they arrested former Mayor Sergio Alonso Lozano Rodríguez Thursday morning at his home in Allende on charges of aggravated kidnapping.
State prosecutors said Lozano was the mayor in March 2011 when members of the Zetas rounded up and slaughtered family members and associates of a crew of traffickers who’d defected to the U.S. State officials say 23 people were killed over two days, but witnesses in the Austin and San Antonio trials testified that many more were killed in Allende and the surrounding areas.