by: Ezequiel Flores Contreras
At least five men were executed this Sunday in different areas across Acapulco, among them three prison guards, indicate reports from the Secretary of Civilian Protection and Public Security (SSPyPC).
With these deaths, a total of 12 people were assassinated last weekend in Acapulco, where violence against state penitentiary authorities seems indicative of ties between them and organized crime.
Around 3:26 on Sunday, two executed youth were reportedly found outside the bar Velvet, located between Universidad and Fransisco Pizarro street, in the Magallanes district.
One of the victims had three gunshot wounds in the head from 9mm bullets, including one in the forehead, indicated official reports.
The other body was found in an abandoned pick up truck and had four gunshot wounds from an AR-15 rifle.
Earlier, around 11:57, three men were found executed and one seriously wounded in the trunk and interior of a car left in the Las Cruces penitentiary parking lot, in the metropolitan area of Acapulco.
In the vehicle, a Nissan model Tsuru, were three messages written on cards, one of them reading:
“KEEP KILLING AND TORTURING PEOPLE INSIDE CERESO ALBERTO DE BAUX ALIAS BETITO-LALO-CHAVA-BIG MAMA AND PEOPLE THAT THEY SUPPORT. AND YOU ARE NEXT GARCIA, PENITENNARY DIRECTOR OF ACAPULCO AND PRISON GUARDS."
The official report of the SSPyPC indicated that the three executed men and the wounded victim found in the vehicle were working as prison guards in Acapulco.
Violence on Saturday left seven dead, among them another prison guard, with who the killers left a similar note.