It has scarcely been a week into the new year and already dozens have been horribly murdered by the drug cartels in Mexico. In a recent episode, a drug cartel murdered and dismembered five people and put the pieces in a bag in a taxi. Then they took the heads and put them on the hood of the taxi:
Five human heads were left above the trunk of a taxi from Tlacotalpan on the side of the federal highway Cosamaloapan-Alvarado.
The trunk of the Nissan vehicle had the logo of the “Cartel of Jalisco Nueva Generación” (CJNG) in black letters. Unofficially, it was learned that the torsos of the five bodies were in black bags inside the unit and in the trunk. the first atrocious act of violence in 2018, the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) and the Public Security Secretariat of Veracruz.
They have been silent and after last Thursday they boasted in a press conference about the dismantling of the “Grupo Sombra” -an armed arm that was dedicated to the kidnappings of the “Gulf Cartel” – and of several cells of organized crime. It was close at one o’clock in the morning when the police authorities were informed about the presence of human remains on the chest of a taxi marked with the number 27.
At the height of the sports unit Perla de Papaloapan, in Tlacotalpan, a municipality considered a “World Heritage Site” by Unesco and located 100 kilometers from the port of Veracruz.
Elements of the Ministry of Public Security and the State Attorney General established a security perimeter on the macabre discovery to perform the corresponding proceedings.
The remains of the victims, all of them men, were taken to the Forensic Medical Service of Cosamaloapan, where they remained as strangers.
The insecurity and violence in Veracruz has been the headache of the government of Miguel Ángel Yunes Linares in his first 12 months in office. According to statistics from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP), there have been 2,220 homicides – in declarations by Yunes, 70% of them correspond to organized crime syndicates and crime workers – and 163 kidnappings.
This platform of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob) also accounts for 19 thousand 343 robberies, of which two thousand 492 robberies with vehicle violence and 234 robberies with violence to house in the period December 2016 to October 2017, not to mention , those victims who choose not to report due to threats or distrust of the authorities.
In the presidency of Javier Duarte, the criminal groups of “Gente Nueva”, “Matazetas”, “Zetas” and “Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generación” predominated; with Yunes Linares there is a maelstrom of adjustments of accounts between cells of “Los Zetas”, “CJNG”, “Anthrax”, “Cartel de Sinaloa”, “Grupo Sombra”, “Cartel del Golfo” and independent groups of “Huachicoleros” that They have left hundreds of executed. (source)