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Friday, August 5, 2011

6 charred bodies found in Jalisco

Municipal police found the badly charred remains of six people inside an SUV in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, killings that bore the hallmarks of organized crime.

Forensics personnel said the bodies – apparently all men – had been mutilated before they were burned, leading investigators to suspect the murders were a settling of scores among drug gangs known for their ruthless tactics.

The SUV was found Thursday on a road that links two villages in the municipality of Atotonilco El Alto.

Authorities were still working to identify the victims.

Jalisco is known as one of the areas of influence of the Sinaloa drug cartel – led by Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman, Mexico’s most-wanted fugitive.

The Sinaloa mob is regarded as Mexico’s most powerful drug-trafficking outfit, while Guzman appears on the Forbes magazine list of the world’s wealthiest individuals with a fortune estimated at $1 billion.

Guzman remains at large more than a decade after he escaped from a maximum-security prison. He also is wanted in the United States, where the Drug Enforcement Administration has offered a reward of $5 million for information leading to his capture.

The Sinaloa cartel suffered a major blow last year when one of Guzman’s top lieutenants, Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel, was killed in a shootout with army soldiers in Jalisco.

Rival gangs have since been fighting a brutal turf war to fill the void left by the drug lord, who had controlled cocaine-trafficking operations in the states of Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit and part of Michoacan, all located along Mexico’s coveted Pacific coastline.


Additional links:

Seis hombres son encontrados quemados en Jalisco

Descubren seis cuerpos calcinados en Atotonilco


  1. "eading investigators to suspect the murders were a settling of scores among drug gangs known for their ruthless tactics"

    Which really means that "they do not have the intelligence to investigate crimes like this so we are going to just scoop up the remains in a barrel and bury it somewhere never to be heard about ever again"

    It could be ANYONE in that van BUT according to these incompetent buffoons that wouldnt know ABC from DNA if someone was pointing it out to them!

    Standard Mexican criminal investigation... All a person needs to do is make the killing brutal and they automatically chalk it up to the "settling of scores among drug gangs"...

    When are they going to advance like the rest of the world and stop being so animalistic in thought and deed?

  2. Things have really been heating up in Jalisco lately between CDS and Zeta. Dead people in the hotel zones for selling bags that aren't hologrammed. There is some agreement that has been breached because of colony infiltrations that were off-limits.

  3. Wow a good old fashioned car-b-que.

  4. Bags that aren't hologrammed?

  5. Mexicans don't believe in fingerprints. Such things are merely myths, it's your imagination running wild to purport that everyone has one and distinct for that matter....bah! Fiddlesticks! What?! A box that talks? with keypads?! You must be crazy! Put everything in bags? For What?! Investigation? What IS that?! Mabybe I should send the good folks over at the 'crime unit' a million of my dollars so they can start implementing modern crimelab techniques.


  6. Baggies without a hologram image on them, for grams, half grams, 8ths, etc etc. retails sales. Bags marked by Zeta or CDS. The opposition kills those selling the other bags.

  7. CDJNG probably caught some zetas at the wrong place at the wrong time.

  8. come on guys these are human beings

  9. anon 6:26

    They're combatants in a violent, gruesome war. Death is part of the deal when you sign up for Los Zetas or Los Negros.

  10. @Aug 7-6:26AM,
    They "were" human beings, not "are." Life is cruel and "mankind" is evil by nature..since the beginning of time "man" has murdered his brother for: Greed, jealousy, power, and for lesser things. It's sad but true..there is no life without death..."fear not the Reaper, for he is the master of death and his seed is in all of you.."- Archangel: Gabriel.

  11. All very true, Mexico is so lost and needs to catch up and take care of this PLAGUE of VIOLENCE, they need to start looking into these things.... this looks like a job the Zetas would do or does CDJNG do things like this as well? My understanding is that they always give a respectful death, ZETAS on the other hand would do something like this and burn you beyond recognition.

    And for all of you that think this is a joke show some damn respect, one of the people was family to my friends cousin...


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