PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila – State authorities are investigating the grisly murder a man tortured and beheaded before being dumped in an open field.
The murder took place south of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, a known drug and human smuggling corridor used by members of the Cartel Del Noreste faction of Los Zetas.
Despite being referred to as a “safe city” by authorities, Piedras Negras has a long history of cartel violence and corruption.
Investigators also revealed that Perez Ramirez is known to have a methamphetamine habit with links to local drug runners.
The grisly murder comes at a time when the CDN, the leading criminal organization in Coahuila, is trying to hold off rival organizations from taking its turf.