Saturday, August 20, 2011
Nayarit: Nine men executed on roadway.
Nine execution-style murder victims were found this morning at approximately 5:00AM on the Tepic-Aguamilpa road.
The bound and blindfolded bodies all exhibited multiple gunshot wounds and several bore signs of heavy torture.
Sugar cane workers from the nearby community of Mora witnessed the shootings. According to the witnesses two Ford Lobo (F-150) pickups stopped at the site where armed men took the victims from the vehicles and shot them in groups of three.
Three other victims have already been executed this month on the same roadway.
The Nayarit "plaza" is being disputed by the rival Beltran Leyva and Sinaloa cartels.
Another often used site for the display of executions in Nayarit is the Los Lobos bridge on the Tepic-Mazatlan highway, used by the XXX or Gente Nueva from the Sinaloa cartel to display their victims.
The victims are usually hung from the railing or in an extremely disturbing manner are displayed as "narco-pozole", where the victims are dismembered and left in large tin buckets with vegetable garnish and tortillas to simulate a meal of pozole, a stew of hominy and pork.
Several victims are left each month and incredibly no sicarios have yet to be detained, even with the presence of security cameras at the site.
Images of the latest victims left at Los Lobos last weekend. The placards read:
“Z40 Y H2 LOS INVITAMOS A COMER EL POZOLASO KE LES DEJAMOS EN EL PUENTE DE LOS LOBOS ATTE: XXX … NO FALTEN Y QUE LO DISFRUTEN”
Z40 and H2 we invite you this pozole feast we left for you at the Los Lobos bridge.
Sincerely, XXX...Don't miss it and bon appetit.
H2 may refer to Juan Francisco Patrón Sánchez, a high level Beltran Leyva operator in Nayarit, Z40 may refer to Miguel Angel Trevino, second in command of the Los Zetas organization. Both criminal organizations have formed an alliance against their enemies, the Sinaloa and Gulf cartels.