Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
Authorities in Puebla found human remains inside barrels in the municipality of San Andrés Calpan. The discovery was confirmed by the district attorney’s office of the state on March 4. The district attorney’s office also added that scientific analyses have been carried out to try to identify the victims.
The district attorney’s office stated that human remains belonging to 12 adult men were found in at least ten steel barrels.
“There are indications that suggest that the discovery is related to the investigation that began with events that happened in the Teatro del Pueblo in the municipality of Cuautlancingo, the place in which, as was previously reported, where police work was carried out along with the securing of several vehicles, after receiving the report of missing persons,” the district attorney’s office said.
In addition, authorities in Puebla arrested six men for their alleged responsibility for the crime of false statements, since the detainees “accommodated and looked after vehicles” on the day of the events in Cuautlancingo.
On March 1, the District Attorney’s Office of Puebla reported that at least three people disappeared after a shootout in Cuautlancingo.
The incident occurred during a cockfight, which was performed at the Teatro del Pueblo of Cuautlancingo, where “several people from different organizations” gathered for the cockfight.
For that reason, authorities took the statements of “various people” and 13 vehicles were secured at the location and the videos of the security cameras were requested, “considering that several subjects were shooting.”
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Furthermore, the attorney general’s office denied information about people injured or killed from the incident that occurred in Cuautlancingo, after other versions became known indicating that a group of armed men stormed the Teatro del Pueblo, where two people were killed and 20 more were kidnapped.
Other versions state that an armed commando of at least 25-30 people arrived looking for a man known as “El Apache”.
Cuautlancingo is a municipality that is part of the metropolitan area of Puebla, while San Andrés Calpan is located about 40 kilometers from the state’s capital.
Source: Animal Politico