Report: Mexico state officials ignored 2011 border massacre
MEXICO CITY — Mexican drug gang bosses furious at suspected turncoats sent commandos aided by local police to seize dozens — perhaps hundreds — of people, murder them and dispose of their bodies in a town near the Texas border, yet state and federal officials ignored the massacre for years, according to a government-backed report released Sunday.
The long delay in the investigation makes it impossible to determine just how many people were killed in the town of Allende over the weekend of March 18-20, 2011, according to the report sponsored by the federal Executive Commission for Attention to Victims.
The Coahuila state file lists 42 missing people related to the case.
But a Zeta drug gang member told a U.S. court in 2013 that 300 died, though it was not clear if all the deaths occurred in the same incident.