Friday, January 5, 2018

Horror in Tlacotalpan: 5 bodies appear on taxi with acronym CJNG on the heads

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Sin Embargo
Veracruz (Mexico), Jan 5 (EFE) .- The dismembered bodies of five people were abandoned at dawn this Friday in the state of Veracruz, police authorities said today.

The human remains and their heads appeared on a taxi on a road in the municipality of Tlacotalpan, in the south-central region of Veracruz, about 1:35 am local time this Friday.

In the area was an abandoned Nissan, used as a taxi, where five black bags with human remains and five heads were found on the vehicle’s hood.

In the area a message was attributed to organized crime, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel taking claim for the murder.

According to the report of the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, Veracruz last year took the second position in kidnapping and the third in homicide.

In the first 11 months of 2017, 180 kidnappings were reported in the state; and 1,778 violent murders were committed, most of them related to organized crime gangs.

Since December 2016, when Miguel Ángel Yunes Linares, the conservative National Action Party
(PAN) assumed the state government, crimes related to drug trafficking increased.

According to official data up until November, there were 23,101 intentional homicides in Mexico, turning 2017 -even without the December data- into the most violent year for the Latin American nation in two decades.