4:35 PM'Anonymous' hackers threaten Mexican drug cartel VIDEO
The international hacker movement "Anonymous" has published an internet video threatening 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.The YouTube message, which claims to be from Anonymous "Veracruz, Mexico and the world," says it is "tired of the criminal group the Zetas, which is dedicated to kidnapping, stealing and extortion," and threatens to fight back with information instead of weapons.It said it knows of police officers, journalists, taxi drivers and others working with the Zetas.
A message left by the notorious Zetas cartel on a dead blogger's body recently - a warning to critical online posters. Photo: AFP
The video refers to an unidentified person kidnapped in
"We cannot defend ourselves with weapons, but we can with
An official with the Veracruz state attorney general's office, who could not be named because he was not authorised to speak on the record, said the office could not confirm video's authenticity or the case of the kidnapping.Veracruz, an oil state on the Gulf of Mexico with a major port of the same name, has seen a spike in drug violence in recent months in what authorities say is a battle between the Zetas drug cartel, which has controlled the territory for at least a year, and its rivals. Dozens of bodies have been showing up in recent weeks, including the dumping of 35 last month on a main highway in rush-hour traffic in the city of Boca del Rio.
Here is the video Released By Anonymous