A video of the execution of two alleged members of the Cartel de Sinaloa was brought to my attention a couple of days ago, but I chose not to show it. Two grim looking men, whose luck ran out, are butchered still alive in the most brutal way imaginable, "chainsaw massacre" style. Other narcoblogs have uploaded the video and is now making its round around the internet.
One of the men is identified as Felix Gamez Garcia, who admits to trafficking drugs to the United States and the other man is identified as Barnabas Gamez Castro, who is the uncle of the first man. Despite their bad decision to become halcones and collaborate with one of the most powerful drug cartel in Mexico, the Sinaloa Cartel or CDS, they are foremost human beings and no human being deserves to die in this manner.
Both men are sitting against an adobe wall, they have no shirt on, and seem renounced to their fate. They answer the questions posed to them by sicarios dressed in military uniforms, and they talk, but deep inside, they must know that no matter what they say, they will not make it out alive this time. You can hear it in their voices, worn, beaten, tired and left without hope. The hope not just to live a wealthy life as they must thought when they joined the cartel, but now just a basic right to just live.
The men admit to working for Joaquin El Chapo Guzman himself. They describe their duties as halcones or at one time riding in the convoys when they were asked to do so. The sicarios who are holding them for nearly six minutes in the video, are the typical sicarios that have been seen in previous videos of this kind. No remorse, with a full intent of doing a job that is beyond imaginable, that when seen if you dare, it truly shocks the conscious. No one can truly say who they are, or what criminal organization they belong to, perhaps we may never know.
The uncle has a message for those who might decide to enter the dark side of the drug cartels, "Think next time you decide to give the "finger" (being a rat), think about it very carefully, because it's not easy being here, and you never return back. With these people you don't play around, the people of El Chapo are not how they say they are," he says with a broken voice.
When both men are finished talking, it’s time to pay the piper. Both men then appeared frozen in time, staring in to the distance, as if in a trance, living but already dead. Perhaps they were heavily drugged so they didn't kick and scream during the brutal nightmare. Fear itself will not numb anyone enough to face this level of evil directly in the eye. Even the sound of the chainsaw does not break their trance.
The uncle is first; he grimaces as the chainsaw spews blood, flesh and bone, as it tears through his throat, separating his head from his body. The chainsaw accidentally cuts the arm of the nephew sitting right next to the uncle during the violent massacre, but he doesn’t flinch.
The second man, the young nephew, is decapitated with a knife, and while the knife is cutting through his throat, he makes a last attempt to scream out, but his vocal chords have been severed, and all one can hear is a faint whimpering sound, the last breath of a man that was way too young to die. The ghastly chilling gurgling sounds coming out of his perforated wind pipe, followed by the grinding sounds as the knife breaks through the spinal cord, finally frees his head from his body, ending the most repulsive, heinous and gruesome act witness on video. In a normal world one would say, wake up it’s only a dream, but this tangible, repeating itself every day somewhere in old Mexico.
The uncle, Don Gamez Castro, had said that the drug cartels did not pay much, in fact he mentioned that the last work he did for them, they paid him 300 pesos ($21 USD), not nearly enough to die for.
This is the LINK for those who have the stomach to watch it, please be forewarned, the video is extremely graphic!
Update: By the way, a BB reader posted information about the younger man, that had been arrested in Phoenix Arizona for the distributing and transporting of illicit drugs on June 17, 2011 and gave his name as Paulino Gomez-Garcia. There is a huge resemblance of the mug shot to the pictures of them in the video.
Bail was set at $20,000 and he was able to bond out. Guys on the forum give a good hypothesis that perhaps he lost a load, perhaps he used some of the drug money to bond out, and even perhaps he gave information to authorities when caught in the US, all good points and nice research to the BB peeps.