Mexico City – A macabre scene was left this morning for the parents of families and alumni that had attended a school in this part of the D.F. A luxury model truck had been found in the parking lot with the body still behind the wheel, and the head had been removed and was sitting on the dashboard.
Police found a message that read:
“Me llamo Iván Cruz, esto me pasó por trabajar para La Familia Michoacana y extorsionar a comerciantes en nombre de La Mano con Ojos y que quede claro La Mano con Ojos no extorsiona, roba o secuestra y a quienes lo hagan en esta plaza pasarán por lo mismo, atte La Mano con Ojos”.
My name is Ivan Cruz and this happened to me for working with LFM and for extorting business owners by falsely claiming the I am la Mano con Ojos. Let us all be clear about one thing: La Mano con Ojos doesn’t kidnap or use extortion to make his money, and whoever does so in my plaza will get whats coming to them. ATTE La Mano con Ojos (The Hand With Eyes)
Police recognize that La Mano con Ojos is a vicious leader of fledgling cartel that once worked under the Beltran Leyva cartel through La Barbie. LMCO is known to decapitate all of its victims, this signature move is part of an effort to gain dominance over the D.F. plaza, which is considered not only a lucrative domestic drug market, it is also an important hub and stopping point for South American cocaine that is making its way across land to the U.S./Mexico border.
At this time there is plenty of competition for LMCO, All the other cartels are also vying for a chance to control the D.F. including the very powerful Sinaloa, LFM, Gulf and Zeta cartels.