Islamic Terrorists in Mexico

Posted: February 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.

It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

~John Adams

  Mexican Drug Gang Zetas Suspected in US Special Agent Killing Friday, February 18, 2011 | Borderland Beat Reporter Buggs

The Mexico drug gang known for its brutal tactics is the initial suspect in Tuesday’s attack on two US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

By Nacha Cattan,

Mexican and US security experts, some with inside information, suspect the Zetas in the killing of an American special agent this week, a prospect that could complicate investigations due to the Mexican drug gang’s brutal yet sophisticated tactics.

Further knotting the matter, experts say it is not entirely clear if the gunmen were operating independently or on orders from commanders when they opened fire Tuesday on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents Jamie Zapata and Victor Avila, who were driven off the road between the violent city of Monterrey and Mexico City in the state of San Luis Potosí. Mr. Zapata died from his injuries, and Mr. Avila suffered leg wounds.

Washington swiftly announced the creation of an FBI-led task force from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to work with Mexico in its investigation.

Former ICE Deputy Director Alonzo Pena, who has knowledge of the investigation, says the Zetas gang is an initial suspect. He says investigators will need to exploit informants from rival drug cartels to lead them to those responsible, and will then go after all those who had “any role, any participation in that cowardly act.”

“The Zetas have a lot of enemies,” Mr. Pena tells the Monitor from San Antonio, where he recently retired after working for ICE, including a stint as its Mexico City representative. “Hopefully their rivals will find ways to get information to us about them, about how they are operating.”


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