DEADLINE LIVE EXCLUSIVE: Los Zetas ‘Teenage Spies’ Hanged From Bridge and Gunned Down in Broad Daylight (Graphic)
Today at around 9:40 AM, members of the Gulf Drug Cartel were seen hanging three teenage boys from a bridge in Monterrey, Mexico. The young men were allegedly members of Los Zetas. Apparently, they served as ‘scouts’ or spies for the notorious criminal organization, as they had cell phones and walkie-talkies duct-taped to their hands. These drug cartel members are known in Spanish as halcones (falcons). They use cell phones or two-way radios to alert other cartel members when the military or rival gangs are in the area.
Several people witnessed the hangings. Eyewitnesses describe how one of the boys managed to escape; however, he was gunned down by full auto assault rifles as he was running just a few meters away.
The Gulf Cartel members then hanged the other two young men and shot them in front of bystanders and dozens of vehicles passing by.
Since they were still alive when the hangings began, many people called the police, which gave the authorities enough time to save one of them. All three boys showed signs of being tortured prior to being hanged.
Authorities found hand-written signs that were left by the Gulf Cartel at the scene. One of them said: “This is what happens to the falcons (scouts or spies) who work for Los Zetas.”
This was the first time a hanging like this was witnessed in broad daylight. Usually, the drug gangs torture and execute the victims long before they hang them. Once the victims are dead, they usually hang the bodies at night.