VERACRUZ, Mexico, Oct. 30 (UPI) — Anonymous threatens to expose a Mexican drug cartel’s associates if it doesn’t free one of the international Internet hacking group’s members, a video shows.
The unidentified Anonymous member allegedly was kidnapped by the Zetas during a street protest in the Mexican state of Veracruz, the Houston Chronicle reported Saturday.
“You made a huge mistake by taking one of us. Release him,” a masked man says in a video allegedly posted online on behalf of Anonymous. “We cannot defend ourselves with a weapon … but we can do this with their cars, homes, bars, brothels and everything else in their possession.
“It won’t be difficult; we all know who they are and where they are located.
The video claims Anonymous will publish the identities and addresses of the violent drug-trafficking syndicate’s associates, including corrupt police, and disclose the syndicate’s businesses, the newspaper said.
“It is a gutsy move,” said Mike Vigil, a retired head of international operations for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. “By publishing the names, they identify them to rivals, and trust me, they will go after them.”