A group of suspected drug cartel gunmen stormed a beer warehouse and fatally shot 10 employees in a suburb of the northern industrial city of Monterrey.
The shooting took place Friday afternoon in the Garcia municipality, which is about 25 miles north of Monterrey, in a warehouse used to distribute the popular beer Corona, information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Nuevo Leon Security Council revealed.
Going off preliminary information, investigators suspect that drug traffickers operating in the area are the likely suspects in what is described as an “ajuste de cuentas” or criminal dispute.
The initial reports point to the gunmen arriving at the business, holding the employees at gunpoint, stripping them down, and shooting them; the petty cash box kept in the warehouse was also taken, the information provided to Breitbart Texas revealed.
At the scene of the massacre authorities recovered about 14 pounds of marijuana, a scale, a .223 rifle, and a box of .45 caliber ammunition.
The metropolitan area of Monterrey is a key area that has been constantly fought over by various drug cartels including Los Zetas, the Gulf Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel.
The scene of the massacre is not far from where, earlier this year, Mexican authorities captured top Zeta boss Omar (Zeta 42) Trevino Morales, who at the time led one of the most fearsome cartels in Mexico. .
In 2011, Los Zetas were behind the torching of a casino in that city, resulting in 52 customers dying inside, in what has been considered one of the worst massacres in that city’s history.