Seven suspected robbers were left with their hands amputated, in Tlaquepaque, a town in the western Mexican state of Jalisco.
According to Eduardo Palacios, commander of the Tlaquepaque Police, victims were kidnapped the day prior. The victims were discovered Monday evening outside an event hall in Tlaquepaque, which is on the southern outskirts of Guadalajara. He says they range in age from 24 to 44 and include six men and one woman.
One of the attacked was found dead next to a cartulina ((cardboard message) with a handwritten message containing the message "This happened to us for pick-pocketing," as well as other warnings.
The message was signed by “Grupo Elite Anti-Ratas.”
The other six, including a woman, were found without hands and injuries to the wrists that were most likely made with machetes.