A woman belonging to the Self-Defense Council of Michoacan, (CAM) inspects a bedroom in the abandoned home of an alleged member of the Templar Knights drug cartel in Paracuaro, Mexico, Friday Jan. 17, 2014. According to the vigilante group, the owner of the home was nicknamed “El Botas” or “the Boots”. Vigilantes in Michoacan state insist they won’t lay down their guns until top leaders of a powerful drug cartel are arrested, defying government orders as federal forces try to regain control in a lawless region. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez) Date: 17/01/2014
MEXICAN news site MVS has relased a video of two reporters from Mexico’s Michoacan state appearing to accept money from one of the country’s most wanted drug lords, Servando Gomez, leader of the Knights Templar Cartel.
The men then discuss a “communication strategy” to improve the cartel’s image and are heard asking for trucks and cameras.