Six men were decapitated, their heads strewn in the street, ruthlessly murdered over Christmas weekend in Mexico at the hands of drug cartel members.
Authorities said on Sunday that the massacres took place in Michoacan and Guerrero Mexico, areas known for their unruly feuds between rival drug gangs.
According to statements made by the prosecutor’s office in the western state of Michoacan, the six severed heads were found in front of a business in Juquilpan close to the Jalisco border.
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), an area highly operated by drug traffickers, received the severed heads next to threatening letters signed by the New Michoacan Family (NFM), a rival gang.
According to authorities, the bodies have not been found and the victims have not yet been identified.
At a resort town on the mountains of Atoyac, in the state of Guerroro, seven people were executed by gunfire. According to a local news outlet:
Meanwhile, in the neighboring state of Guerrero, security officials said gunmen entered a house and killed seven people, five of them from the same family.
The massacre occurred on Christmas Day in the town of Puente Rey. Among the dead were three brothers, his father, his uncle and a couple who had been invited to the house. Three of the victims were police officers , according to an official of the regional Ministry of Security.
The Mexican government has reported that since 2006, more than 170,000 people have been killed and more than 28,000 people are missing, due to the drug-related violence.
H/T Daily Mail
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