Editor’s note: Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas and Coahuila to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities. The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by “J.A. Espinoza” from Matamoros.
MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — Mexican authorities have discovered a series of human remains in a clandestine gravesite less than 100 yards away from the Texas border that was used by members of the Gulf Cartel to dispose of bodies.
Mexican authorities and military forces have cordoned off a brushy area just south of the Rio Grande know as the Bartolina. The once quiet rural community is just north of the highway that connects this border city with the beach called Playa Azul or Blue Beach.
Law enforcement officials at the federal and state level confirmed to Breitbart Texas the discovery of the gravesite but would not comment on the number of human remains or the condition they were found in. Mexican authorities have not released any official information about the clandestine gravesite.
As Breitbart Texas previously reported, the border city of Matamoros has suffered through a reign of terror as members of the Gulf Cartel began to kidnap innocent victims in order to demand hefty ransoms, various victims died even after a ransom was paid. Most recently the Gulf Cartel had an internal dispute where a cartel commander known as El Filis ended up killing Odon Azua Cruces who went by the name Gordo Cherrys and was the regional commander for the criminal organization. The bodies of Azua Cruces and his close associates were never found.
Prior to making his move against Gordo Cherrys, the territory assigned to El Filis spanned from the area near Veteran’s International Bridge all the way to the beach. According to information previously leaked to this outlet by Mexican authorities, El Filis was the person tasked with making bodies disappear and in the rural communities he is believed to have had “Cocinas” or kitchens where bodies were incinerated or dissolved.
Mass exterminations and incinerating of bodies has been a common practice within Mexican drug cartels, Breitbart Texas recently published a three months investigation that revealed that from 2011 to 2013, the Los Zetas cartel kidnapped and incinerated hundreds of victims from the rural communities in the Mexican border state of Coahuila. Some of those bodies were incinerated in a state prison in the border city of Piedras Negras.