Extreme Violence in Mexico…
There MAY BE VERY graphic photographs that accompany some articles in the body of this report. It is not our intention to sensationalize. We include these photos in order to give to you, the American public, a clearer understanding of the seriousness of the situation in Mexico and Central America.
**Asterisk denotes death involving a police officer or a member of the military serving in that capacity. Some items may be from notirex.com, lapoliciaca.com or historiasdelnarco.com. Some incidents of violence may not be included here due to the large number of death reports.
MIGUEL ALEMAN, TAMAULIPAS
Mexican military have arrested 9 heavily armed gunmen in two trucks with American license plates, one Minnesota and the other from Texas. They were spotted when they tried to flee from the military patrol. Inside the vehicles were 7 assault rifles, 95 magazines and 2,510 rounds of ammunition. In addition to that, they also found 4 radios and cal-trops (steel ‘stars’ used to puncture tires when thrown in roadway). The report says the investigation is continuing.
On Saturday, a 7 hour shootout left two state police officers and two civilians dead. The authorities identified the 2 officers as Julián de Santiago and Alan Ríos, both agents with the anti-kidnapping unit. Three gunmen were arrested and transported to the state capital. A house near the shootout was nearly totally destroyed, with the owner lamenting on who would pay for the damages to the home it took him 14 years to complete.
Two young women were killed Sunday night, and left with ice picks in their chest holding a narco message.
Two decapitated men were found, with their heads near the bodies. They had also been castrated, and showed signs of torture. One victim was nude and the other’s pants were down to his feet.
Two people were found after being burned, leaving only bones. One was burned with tires, leaving some bones which were taken to try to identify the person. The other’s charred body was found in the back seat of a burned out car, apparently dead by gunshot.