Mexico’s Zetas cartel reportedly claiming responsibility for BPM Fest shooting
Earlier this week, a shooting at Mexico's BPM Festival left five dead and fifteen injured. Now Billboard is reporting that Mexico's Zetas cartel is reportedly claiming responsibility for the shooting.
Local publication Semanario Playa News reports that four "narcoblankets" appeared in Playa Del Carmen the morning after the shooting that were signed by "FAYO Z," who the publication speculates is Zeta leader Rafael del Angel Velez Morales. They read (translated from Spanish):
This is a sign that we are already here because you didn’t align PHILLIP -BPM, it is the beginning we are going to cut the heads of Golfos, PELONES and chapulines, Atte [Sincerely] el FAYO Z from the old SCHOOL.
An anonymous Playa Del Carmen resident told Fox News, "What is behind all this is a turf war. This group [Zetas] tried to charge a fee to the organizers of the BMP Festival and they refused saying that they had already paid quotas to other organizations." Drug trade in Playa del Carmen has been controlled by two groups, Cartel del Golfo and Los Pelones, for years, and locals are suggesting that Zetas are trying to get in on the area too.