CDN leaves severed head in front of home of Tamaulipas public prosecutor

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Suspected members of the Northeast Cartel (Cártel del Noreste, CDN) left a severed head in front of the home of a Tamaulipas public prosecutor who has led important investigations against them. After the cartel members dumped the head in a plastic bag, they fired several rounds into the air and fled the scene before authorities arrived.
Investigators discovered that the assailants left a written poster threatening the official. This gruesome incident took place in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital. This city is the center of operations of the Old School Zetas (Zetas Vieja Escuela, ZVE), a rival faction of the CDN.
The public prosecutor in question is Jose Trinidad Brambila Cardenas. He has led multiple investigations against the CDN that have resulted in important arrests. One of his key cases is the one that resulted in the arrest of Ana Isabel Treviño Morales, sister of former Zetas leader Miguel Angel Trevino Morales (“Z-40”).
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The severed head was left inside a black plastic bag

A written message was left next to the severed head; the victim’s identity is unknown

The poster left at the scene calls out the agent by his name and accuses him of falsifying cases against others and that they would go after him regardless of how much time passes. The message was signed by an “admirer” but investigators suspect it was the CDN given the agent’s actions against them.
Rough translation of the poster’s message:

“I leave you this so you know I haven’t forgotten about you. I will keep waiting for you in the other presidential term and in the next one too. You and your colleagues will soon realize that your superiors will no longer support you and your fabricated cases. Remember that there is no statute of limitation between us.”

Sources: Valor Tamaulipeco (1); Valor Tamaulipeco (2); Inspector Nocturno; El Financiero