Well, there are 5 Zetas captured and waiting to be beheaded in this video, but only 4 get the treatment on camera. Looks like the Cartel del Golfo sicarios only brought 4 machetes to a beheading of 5 so one Zeta got to keep his head on during the course of the video. Worse yet, the beheading of the Zeta on far left is completely outside of the camera’s field of view and the beheading of the Zeta on far right is only partially within the view so the video really only shows the simultaneous beheading of 2 Zetas while one nervously watches his pals scream in agony and pain.
It is no secret that while the videos from Mexico are by far some of the most brutal in existence, they are also some of the worst as far as the picture quality is concerned. Still, compared to the video in this post, every previous video from Mexico will look like THX certified, high definition crystal clear Hollywood production.
The video is from Tamaulipas in Mexico. Hitmen from CDG (Cartel del Golfo) kidnapped 5 members of the Los Zetas Cartel who were dispatched to Tamaulipas by Miguel Trevino Morales aka Z40. As I explained in a previous post, Z40 is a gatekeeper of Nuevo Laredo – one of the most important drug trafficking gateways into the United States which makes Z40 one of the top commanders for Los Zetas.
Captured Zetas appear in the video topless with hands tied behind their backs and a large letter “Z” painted on their bare torsos. One of the CDG sicarios interrogates the zetas by asking each of them their name, the reason why they came to Tamaulipas and who sent them there.
The interrogator then verbally warned other members of Los Zetas that should they entertain stepping their feet into the CDG territory, they would meet the same fate the five captured were about to meet. When he was done, 4 of 5 masked CDG sicarios who previously stood behind kneeling Zetas put huge machetes to their necks.
One of the Zetas got to watch as his comrades get their heads cut off while he was being spared, knowing darn well that sooner or later his head will roll too. He begged the sicarios repeatedly to have them put a bullet in his head but his prayers landed on deaf ears. And while he begged for a merciful death, his comrades screamed. Eventually, he was told to shut his mouth cause he begged for the bullet so much.
The sicario on far right got his victim beheaded quickly, but his job was mostly off camera’s field of view. It kind of looks as though he went early 19th century Chinese execution on the victim’s neck, rather than slowly sawing through, which would explain why he was done quickly. The two in full view of the camera traditionally sucked at beheading and had to eventually resort to chopping.
Keep an eye on the second sicario from the right. He’s all sorts of frisky, slapping the victim who’s not his, tapping his victim on the neck with his machete and just generally caressing his head like he wished he could fuck him first. Once his victim’s head was severed, he picked it up to show it off but it slipped off his butter fingers and fell to the floor.
As always, Best Gore member Bael provided us with transcript of the conversation in Mexican Spanish and translation in English. So without further ado, here’s the transcript in Spanish first. Note the references to pineapples – it must be a Narco slang for grenades:
CDG: Okey ¿Cuál es tu nombre?
Zeta: Luis Alberto Lunas
CDG: Luis Alberto Lunas. ¿Y a ti quién te mandó?
Zeta: Zeta 40
CDG: Zeta 40. ¿Cuál es tu nombre?
Zeta: Raúl Herrera
CDG: Raúl Herrera. ¿A ti quién te mandó?
Zeta: El gordo es el tío de Zeta 40
CDG: El gordo es el tío de Zeta 40. ¿A ti quién te mandó?
Zeta: Mi nombre es Gilberto Román […] Y vine para acá a reventar piñas y matar los tránsitos en Matamoros.
CDG: Matar los tránsitos en matamoros y reventar piñas. ¿A ti quién te mandó?
Zeta: Me llamo Gregorio López //At this point [0:30] the last guy says his name even though it isn’t his turn yet, so he gets a handsmack and is told to shut up//
Zeta: Soy Arturo Sánchez Muñoz, vengo de Moncloa, me mandó el comandante la Sota a reunirme con un grupo de Reinosa
CDG: ¿Qué ibas a hacer, reventar granadas?
Zeta: Sí señor
CDG: Ya está.¿Tú?
Zeta: Me llamo Gregorio López, me instalé en Zeta 40 con el comandante Alberto
CDG: Bueno… Ustedes se encuentran asi porque vinieron a chingar la madre aquí en Río Bravo, entiéndenlo. Y esto es para todos los que van a entrar a Río Bravo. Todos los mugrosos que intenten entrar, esto es lo que va a pasar, si, pongan atención señores. No pasa nada; esto es lo que va a pasar. Así va a terminar toda su gente. Toda su gente va terminar así. Asi es como van a terminar, toda su pinche gente
CDG: ¿Qué órale, la verga? //At 2:22
English language translation:
CDG: All right. What’s your name?
Zeta: Luis Alberto Lunas
CDG: Luis Alberto Lunas. Who sent you?
Zeta: Zeta 40
CDG: Zeta 40. What’s your name?
Zeta: Raúl Herrera
CDG: Raúl Herrera. What’s your name?
Zeta: The fat guy from Zeta 40
CDG: The fat one of Zeta 40. Who sent you?
Zeta: My name is Gilberto Román […] I came here to blow up pineapples and to kill the passers in Matamoros.
CDG: Kill the passers in Matamoros and blow up pineapples. Who sent you?
Zeta: My name is Gregorio López //At this point [0:30] the last guy says his name even though it isn’t his turn yet, so he gets a handsmack and is told to shut up//
Zeta: I’m Arturo Sánchez Muñoz, I come from Moncloa, commander la Sota sent me to regroup with some Reinosa guys
CDG: What were you going to do, blow up pineapples?
Zeta: Yes sir
CDG: Ok. You?
Zeta: My name is Gregorio López, and I joined Zetas 40 with the commander Alberto
CDG: Well.. You guys are in this situation because you came here to Río Bravo to fuck it up, understand it. And this is for everyone thinking of coming to Río Bravo. All you bastards who try to get in, this will happen to you, yes, pay attention gentlemen. Everything is alright; this will happen to you. This is how your people will end up. This is how all your fucking people are going to end.
CDG: What the fuck? //At 2:22
Props to @Arnoldpapi1 for the video and a bunch of info, and a few other Best Gore members who also sent it in after we’ve had all the backstory on it worked out. And of course special thanks to Bael for the transcript and the translation.