Former members of the Colombian army’s special forces are in Mexico training members of the feared Zetas drug cartel, newspaper El Tiempo reported Sunday.
According to the newspaper, Colombian Mexican and U.S. authorities are investigating two former army majors and two non-commissioned officers who allegedly have been involved with the Mexican drug cartel since 2006.
The majors were released from a Colombian military detention center in 2005 after being incarcerated for human rights violations, said El Tiempo baes on classified intelligence reports.
Following their release, the former soldiers formed a criminal training agency “thanks to ‘friends’ from the past.”
The four Colombians would be related to a number of massacres carried out by the Zetas.
The Zetas, once part of the Gulf Cartel, are one of Mexico’s most prominent drug trafficking organizations and according to the DEA “the most technologically advanced, sophisticated and violent of these paramilitary enforcement groups.”