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Blog del Narco: After Zetas Leaders Body Stolen, Family is Exhumed to Confirm DNA and Assure US
Photo: Heriberto Lazcano
The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) has agreed to exhume the bodies in Hidalgo of the parents of the leader of Los Zetas, Heriberto Lazcano, El Lazca, so begins the process to exhume and perform genetic testing.
This was announced by the head of the Attorney Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime (SEIDO), Jose Martinez Cuitláhuac Salinas, who noted that the parents of the alleged drug kingpin have been dead for many years, making it difficult for the examinations.
“We know where they were buried, and we are in the process of obtaining the permits for the exhumation, in order to obtain the genetic profile of them,” he said at a news conference.
He said that so far the PGR could not locate Lazcano’s sisters for DNA samples, but said the search continues. “We are trying to locate relatives, unfortunately it has not been possible to find the brothers, in this case the sisters, who are directly involved in this line of kinship,” he added.
He noted that the tests performed so far on the body of the Lazca leave no doubt that it is the boss.
The boss was killed by members of the Navy on 7 October, in Progress in Coahuila.
According to the military, the death of El Lazca occurred at 13:30, after the Navy handled citizen complaints in which they were informed that armed people were in the area of and they proceeded to conduct a patrol.
The death generated controversy as the U.S. drug agency has different information on the particular characteristics of the deceased leader of Los Zetas.
The DEA sheet reveals that the alleged criminal was born in 1974 and has a height of 1.76 meters, but the Navy has year of birth as 1975 and gives a height of 1.60 meters.
The body was stolen from the funeral home but authorities have enough information to run these tests to confirm identity.
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