Veracruz (Mexico): An Internet video threatens
Mexico`s Zetas drug cartel with exposure of its allies in the
local police and news media this week unless the gang frees a
kidnapped member of the international hacker movement known as
The message, posted in English and Spanish versions, says
Anonymous knows of police officers, journalists, taxi drivers
and others working with the Zetas.
It says Anonymous is "tired of the criminal group the
Zetas, which is dedicated to kidnapping, stealing and
Referring to an unidentified person kidnapped in the
coastal city of Veracruz, the video warns: "You have made a
great mistake by taking one of us. Free him."
"We cannot defend ourselves with weapons, but we can with
their cars, houses, bars," the message adds, apparently
alluding to properties owned by cartel supporters.
"It`s not difficult. We know who they are and where they
It says the hackers group will act on Friday if the
kidnapped activist is not freed or is harmed.
Three people have been killed recently in the northern
states of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas by suspected Zetas who
apparently believed the victims used the Internet to spread
information about the gang.
The new message is presented by someone wearing a mask and
speaking for Anonymous in "Veracruz, Mexico, and the world."