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11 bodies found in an abandoned van in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz

March 2, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
11 bodies found in an abandoned van in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz

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Authorities in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz discovered eleven half-naked bodies inside an abandoned white van on Wednesday.

The gruesome discovery was made around midnight in the city of Boca Del Rio. Officials said the bodies of nine men and two women, all half naked, had recent bruises, showed signs consistent with torture and bullet impacts.

Inside the van was an orange cardboard in black letters, which read: “If You want a war, you’ll get a war,” Proceso reported.

Officials said the remains have already been transferred to the Forensic Medical Service.

“You want a war, you got one” a narco message left at the scene read.

Unfortunately, such public displays of brutality is not a new phenomenon in Veracruz. On February 2nd, federal police found the bodies of eight people inside an abandoned SUV in the city of Nogales and on February 19th, authorities disc the tortured remains of five people in the city of Cosamaloapan.

The hyper-violent Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) who are one of the organized crime syndicates maintaining a presence in the state have been known to leave the mutilated remains of their rivals in public places as their calling card.

The group first announced its arrival in Veracruz by dumping the bodies of 35 purported members of the Zetas across a freeway in downtown Boca del Ray in 2011.

The city has since remained under the control of the CJNG after displacing Los Zetas cells.

The bodies of eleven victims were discovered in Veracruz on Wednesday

Law enforcement officials say the criminal organization currently share illicit activities with the Sinaloa Cartel in the surrounding areas.

The gruesome discovery occurred a day after Veracruz Governor Miguel Angel Yunes Linares and the secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, announced the arrival of the National Gendarmerie, a specialized police force consisting of 5,000 officers to fight organized crime in the state.

Yunes Linares called the mass murder “an act of barbarity” perpetrated by rival drug gangs during a press conference on Wednesday.

The governor also announced that two people were killed in Veracruz during a confrontation with Marines on Tuesday.

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