The Mexican military raided a Zetas camp in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, reportedly arriving just as suspects were attempting to burn the bodies of several murder victims.
According to Proceso, the camp was in the municipality of Doctor Gonzales, in the center of the state. According to local authorities, the soldiers were on patrol in the area when they heard distant gunshots.
Deciding to investigate, the patrol then followed the sound until they came across a group of individuals setting fire to the dead bodies of four men. ·After a brief shootout in which one of the gunmen was killed, the soldiers arrested three alleged Zetas. Four others were able to flee.
The incident occurred just 50 kilometers northeast of Monterrey, a city which has in recent months become a hotspot in the country’s drug war. Two of the arrested individuals have been identified by law enforcement as responsible for the recent casino fire in the city, which killed at least 52.