Photo: Guatemalan prosecutor Allan Stowlinsky Vidaurre, was murdered and dismembered by drug gang Los Zetas
Wednesday, officials in central Guatemala, say the body of the prosecutor investigating the massacre of 27 people in the country was found, and it had been dismembered. Officials believe it was the work of the drug gang Los Zetas.
Assistant public prosecutor in Coban, Alta Verapaz, Allan Stowlinsky Vidaurre, 36, was not only killed, but cut into pieces. His remains were found in five plastic bags that were left around the Public Ministry’s Interior Department.
The Mexico-based drug cartel Los Zetas’ Z200 bloc left a note with the body. The Zetas are linked to the May 15 massacre of 27 people.
The note read: “This is for all those who go wrong with Z 200. I told them one by one that I would be killing them. Go ahead and think you are ‘gringos’. If they are willing to fight, leave them alone and don’t be stupid because you will end up f*cked.”
The message continued with, “I’m collecting the 500 kilograms (1100 pounds) you took off of me. I will continue collecting the debt, take care of yourselves, sincerely Z 200.”
“They have a clear objective by sending a message to provoke fear in us, but we will not back down,” Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz said during a press conference.
Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom expressed “deep outrage” regarding Vidaurre’s gruesome murder, and said the country’s Public Ministry has his full support.