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Cartel wishes “Merry Christmas” by beheading rival in front of three children in Mexican border state

December 26, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Cartel wishes “Merry Christmas” by beheading rival in front of three children in Mexican border state

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Violence in Mexico continued during the holiday season as acts of brutality committed by warring drug cartels escalated to another twisted level after gunmen beheaded a man in front of his three children in the border state of Tamaulipas.

The horrific act was carried out last week in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas, which has been ground zero for a spiraling turf war resulting from a split within the Los Zetas criminal organization.

Gunmen reportedly stormed a home in the colony of  Esperanza and executing a man in front of his three children, Breitbart Texas reported.

After gunning down the man, the armed suspects proceeded to behead the victim before leaving their calling card in the form of a narco banner with the message “Merry Christmas” and signed by the Los Zetas faction the Cartel Del Noreste or CDN.

Mexican authorities have attributed the escalation of violence along the border with Texas to an ongoing turf war for control of smuggling corridors into the United States that erupted following a split within the Zetas organization.

The CDN has remained enthralled in a brutal struggle for vital drug trafficking territories against a rival Zetas faction called the “Old School Zetas.”

The spiraling turf war which began in Ciudad Victoria has since expanded throughout Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León.

Meanwhile, in western Mexico, an ongoing wave of violence stemming from warring organized crime groups resulted in 13 people murdered on Christmas Day, which included six men decapitated and their heads left the street.

As JammedUp News reported, authorities in Michoacan discovered six heads in the municipality of Jiquilpan, a region near the Jalisco state that has remained a battleground between rival drug cartel including the hyper-violent Jalisco New Generation cartel, who are known to operate in the area.

The Michoacan state prosecutor said the six men have yet to be identified and authorities have not recovered their bodies.

Meanwhile, the attorney general in the neighboring state of Guerrero said gunmen stormed a house in the municipality of Atoyac de Alvarez and shot to death seven people, who were in the midst of celebrating the Christmas holiday.

Roberto Alvarez Heredia, a spokesman for the state security agency, said in a statement that two of the seven victims executed were members of the municipal police force and another was a state police officer.

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