Online culture jammers, Anonymous, have put out a video threatening Mexico's Zetas drug cartel with the exposure of their close ties in the local police and news media this week unless the gang release a kidnapped member of the international hacker movement.
The YouTube message (watch below), claimed to be from Anonymous, "Veracruz, Mexico and the world," says it is "tired of the criminal group the Zetas, which is dedicated to kidnapping, stealing and extortion," and threatens to fight back with information instead of weapons.
Anonymous claim they know of police officers, journalists, taxi drivers and others working with the Zetas.
The video refers to an unidentified person kidnapped in the coastal city of Veracruz, and says: "You have made a great mistake by taking one of us. Free him." The threat is to release this unidentified individual by Friday November 5th, and not harm him, or they will release a list of all their closest contacts in the system that run all the way to the top.
"We cannot defend ourselves with weapons, but we can with their cars, houses, bars," they add, alluding to properties owned by the cartel. "It's not difficult. We know who they are and where they are are."
"Information is free. We do not forgive. We do not forget."