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Drug Cartels Use YouTube to Accuse Attorney General of Collusion

Drug Cartels Use YouTube to Accuse Attorney General of Collusion

Drug cartels in Baja California have a new tool in their arsenal -- technology. In the last week, cartel members distributed a video and posted another on the internet that allege the state attorney general is tied to narco-trafficking. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

In the first video, an ex-state policeman is interrogated by someone off-screen for about 10 minutes. The policeman declares Baja California Attorney General Antonio Martinez Luna works for drug cartel leader Chapo Guzman.

Guzman and Tijuana's Arellano-Felix Cartel have been engaged in bloody turf war for many years.

Next, a narcocorrido was published on the popular internet site YouTube. The song says Martinez Luna should pay with his life for working with Guzman.

Victor Clark directs a human rights center in Tijuana. He says there's a new figure in organized crime groups -- the cameraman. And it’s adding a new dimension to the war between cartels, and against Baja California.

Clark suspects the Arellanos are behind both videos.

Amy Isackson, KPBS News.