Posted: Jun 1, 2012 11:46 AM
Updated: Jun 1, 2012 12:07 PM
WESLACO - Mexican drug cartels are using a new tactic to spread their message. Sinaloa Governor Mario Lopez Valdez says drug traffickers used an airplane to drop thousands of leaflets earlier this week. The incident happened in Sinaloa's capitol city Culiacan.
He says the leaflets accused him of taking orders from drug lord Joaquin Guzman. Lopez Valdez denies any links to Guzman's Sinaloa cartel.
The state is plagued by Mexico's drug war and sees turf battles between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Zetas. For years, Mexican drug lords have used different methods to get their messages out. Common cartel tactics include posting videos and hanging banners from bridges. Mexican officials say aerial leafleting is a type of propaganda tactic they haven't seen before.