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4 Thrown to Deaths from Bridge Near Chilpancingo

Friday, February 18, 2011 |

Authorities say their hands and feet were tied and their heads were covered in duct tape as they were thrown 600 feet

Four men with their hands and feet tied and heads covered in duct tape were thrown 600 feet to their deaths from a bridge near Chilpancingo on Friday, authorities said as Mexico's increasingly bloody drug battles reached a new level of cruelty and intimidation.

The four were among 12 people killed Friday in and around Acapulco, which has seen a spike in violence since rival factions of the Beltran Leyva cartel began fighting over territory after leader Arturo Beltran Leyva died in a battle with Mexican marines in December 2009.

The unidentified men were dropped from a 600-feet-high bridge on a highway that leads from Acapulco to the city of Cuernavaca on to Mexico City, said the Public Safety Department in Guerrero state, where the city is located.

The men had bruises all over their bodies and "it's presumed they were thrown alive from the Solidarity bridge," the statement said.

Drug gang members have taken increasingly drastic measures seeking to intimidate rivals, from beheadings to skinning their victims.

Guerrero state authorities said earlier Friday that eight people, including four teenagers, were slain before dawn in a string of attacks throughout Acapulco. Guerrero state police said it was not clear if the attacks were related.

Nationwide, nearly 35,000 people have been killed in drug-gang violence since President Felipe Calderon deployed troops and federal police four years ago to crush the cartels in their strongholds.

In Mexico's north Friday, soldiers killed eight suspected drug cartel members in two clashes near the industrial city of Monterrey, the military said.

Soldiers intercepted a group of gunmen toting high-powered rifles and a grenade launcher and chased them into the Monterrey suburb of Guadalupe, where a shootout left five gunmen dead, Mexico's Defense Department said in a statement.

Another group of gunmen later fired on soldiers in Juarez, another Monterrey suburb, sparking a firefight that killed three attackers, it said.

Monterrey and the surrounding area has suffered a surge in drug violence as the Gulf Cartel battles the Zetas group for territory.

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11 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Whose did they work for? Los beltran? CIDA? Zetas?

Anonymous said...

I dont know who they worked for but I hope they flapped their arms real fast. They should have taped feathers on them too! And for all you pacifists cant see the.good of these cockroaches being exterminated,even if its by their rivals(saves the mexican military the hassle) your an idiot, less innocent people raped, less innocent people tortured,less innocent people extortioned, less innocent people killed... Flap,flap,flap,splaaaaaat...

Anonymous said...

They fell to their death?...and were decapitated by the wind or what?

Anonymous said...

im guessing it was cps vs la barbie's group

roffasouth said...

Who are the CPS?

Tom said...

Why the Hell do these Reporters Constantly use the term;"High Powered Rifle" ? Anybody here ever heard of a "Low Powered Rifle" ? Seems like the Cartels are getting better access to the CHICOM Military shit these days swapping drugs for guns to the former Eastern Bloc Nations.They don't exactly sell Full Auto AK's and Grenade Launchers at "BillyBob's Gun Shop" in Bumfukt,TX.

Anonymous said...

...no dummy...

...this blog is not necessarily for gun nutz...so high powered rifle might mean "not a deer rifle" or something similar...it is rather, a tool designed to kill people (not deer) efficiently...

...and its ok to write to the audience's general level of experience...

...even JimBobJoeBubba thinks it dumb...

Anonymous said...

Tom has a point, and by the way dingbat, deer rifles are high powered .

Anonymous said...

man the guy who skinned that head has a strong stomach.

Anonymous said...

not much different than skinning a pig

Anonymous said...

"not much different than skinning a pig"

Huh, except it's not a pig but a human being? Big difference..and obviously, the individuals responsible (skinning) are psychopaths..there's a difference there too..

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