“Operative group ‘The Zetas’ wants you, soldier or ex-soldier. We offer a good salary, food and benefits for your family. Don’t suffer anymore mistreatment and don’t go hungry. We wont give you instant noodle soup.”
Mexico’s Gulf cartel is actively trolling for new recruits by posting advertisements in the city of Nuevo Laredo, which included a giant sign hung over a major highway overpass. It’s thought to be grief for police posting pictures of wanted men.
Although still being investigated, the banner is believed to be genuine. ‘The Zetas’ are the group recruiting and are the enforcing wing of the Gulf Cartel. All across Mexico is a rise in ad’s seeking those with Visas to drive across the border.
Often the applicants think they are going to become messengers, but instead end up transporting drugs across the borders. All of this is in response to tougher border security, which makes it harder to get the drugs across to the US.