The messages signed by “Zeta 200,” the supposed boss of the Mexican cartel’s cell in Guatemala, also called for a crackdown on youth gangs, which are known as “maras” and blamed by officials for much of the crime in this Central American country.
“Perez and (Vice President Roxana) Baldetti, go through with legalizing drugs, and we support fighting the maras ... Zeta 200” and “A thousand thanks general Otto Perez and Roxana Baldetti for legalizing drugs ... Zeta 200,” the messages left on pedestrian bridges in southwestern and central Guatemala City said.
Police pulled the bedsheets off the overpasses a few hours after they appeared and officials have not commented on them.
Perez Molina has been promoting international debate on the legalization of drug production, transportation, sales and consumption for about a month as a strategy for fighting drug traffickers." read more