Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Dismembered Police Officers

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 |

Grisly find in Mexico: Dismembered police officers.

The Associated Press

The pre-dawn discovery of two bodies cut into pieces and shoved into two black bags brought a tragic end Monday to a search for two missing police officers in the southern state of Guerrero.

Law enforcement officials say the bagged body parts were found at 3:15 a.m. (5:15 a.m. EDT; 0915 GMT) outside police headquarters in Guerrero's capital city, Chilpancingo.

One of the victims was a regional commander, the other a state police officer. Notes written on yellow cards were attached to the bags, but police refused to disclose what they said. Drug cartel killers frequently attach messages to bodies.

In the nearby resort of Acapulco, police later found another two mutilated bodies and a threatening message outside the house of the city's former deputy traffic police chief.

The victims were identified as the former deputy chief's nephews, the Guerrero state Public Safety Department said in a statement. Police also found a message threatening supporters of the Beltran Leyva cartel, it said.

Police officers have been targets, and are sometimes complicit, in drug-related killings, which have claimed 17,900 lives since President Felipe Calderon stepped up the drug war in December 2006.

On Sunday, Rodrigo Medina, governor of the northern state of Nuevo Leon, announced that he was firing 81 state police officers suspected of corruption.


Also in Nuevo Leon on Sunday, the police chief of the city of Santa Catarina narrowly avoided being killed by gunmen believed to be connected to drug traffickers.

The assailants attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying Police Chief Rene Castillo Sanchez and other authorities shortly after the arrest of several suspected drug dealers. One of Sanchez's bodyguards was killed and three people in the convoy were wounded, said a police spokeswoman who, under department rules, was not authorized to give her name.

The Mexican military set up a checkpoint between Acapulco and the city's airport Sunday evening after a man was killed in a shootout between gunmen riding in separate vehicles.

The gunbattle followed the deaths of five men who pulled guns on each other during an early morning fight that began as an argument at a wedding Saturday night.

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Anonymous said...

What Kind of Animals are they growing in Mexico
these day's. Americans are without a doubt some of the most vicious people in the world but I have to tell ya; You Mexicans got us beat by a mile when it comes to shear terror. The shame of it is all you potential Cattle and Pork Butchers going to waste down south when you could be makin Big Money in the states and even be in the "Butchers Union" or mabey even be a
"County Coroner" doing Autopsies all day!

ryguy503 said...

Arrested and then what. put them up for trial as you do young kids everyday in america for pokin a little smot. lol I mean fuck in Mexico kids don't need a trade they get paid to kill or capture any US official. In the states we imprison people. In other countries people are held for ransom until a family spokesperson steps forward. these guys coming forward with information that will mame young innocent american childerens minds. so these MS13 and other gangs that are connected to drug cartels coming out of Mexico are living the life they have to so there kids won't. If your not a felon with tatoos you better run for the hills while you still got the chance. If not you may as well jump into Pacific Ocean and be a "whiteback" and start swimming your ass to the closest deserted island around crawl under rock and hide, cause your heart died when racism ended. Im sure the Great White Sharks that migrate every year from Hawaii to the Baja of Mexico prey on white meat throughout there migration.

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