It's a drug-guy snuff film, with plenty of black plastic garbage bags to contain the mess and tote out the debris. There is little doubt about the video's authenticity, given the ending.
Asked how credible the video is, another law enforcement investigator said: "Credible 100 percent. A guy gets his brains blown. You can't make that [expletive] up."
The three other men shown initially are assumed to have received the same treatment. Authorities on both sides of the border have not determined where the shootings took place or who the victims are, other than perhaps some Zeta thugs who lost their enthusiasm for gangstering.
Much of this drug gang intramural activity is to determine which Mexicans will control the gateway to the American illegal substance market, now worth about $30 billion/year.
In the American interior, the Zetas have set up shop in Dallas and elsewhere, where they are doing drug business and all that goes with it ["U.S. officials say Zetas have killed in Texas"].
"We're seeing an alarming number of incidents involving the same type of violence that's become all too common in Mexico, right here in Dallas," said the former Dallas narcotics officer. "We're seeing execution style murders, burned bodies and outright mayhem. It's like the battles being waged in Mexico for turf have reached Dallas."
It sounds like the Mexican-Dixon line is moving north, along with plenty of diversity for all.