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Mexican state of Baja California Sur records 39 cartel-related executions over five-day period

October 17, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican state of Baja California Sur records 39  cartel-related executions over five-day period

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Mexican law enforcement officials have attributed a wave of drug-related executions that has swept across the state of Baja California Sur over the past week to an ongoing cartel war.

Authorities said Baja California Sur recorded 10 murders in less than 24 hours, which brings the total number to 39 executions in five days between Monday and Saturday, El Debate reported.

State police discovered a body in the El Centenario area of La Paz on Friday.

Shortly after noon, the body of a man was located a few meters from the state road that leads to the town of San Juan de la Costa.

Authorities continued to be inundated with numerous reports of gunfire throughout the day in various parts of La Paz and in the resort city of Los Cabos.

Officials said that several aggressions occurred simultaneously, which left three men dead and three others wounded in the Pueblo Nuevo colony of Los Cabos.

Baja California Sur recorded 30 cartel-related executions in less than a week

Three more attacks occurred in the town of San José del Cabo in a commercial plaza, located on Mauricio Castro Avenue.

An hour later a man was shot and killed while in his vehicle in the Aguajitos neighborhood, and another male was executed while sitting in his car in the Lomas de Rosarito colony.

A short time later, an armed group attacked two women shopping in the Miramar neighborhood, located south of La Paz.

Law enforcement officials said one of the victims has been identified as a 16-year-old girl and appears to have been an innocent victim. Both were transferred to an emergency hospital, where they remain in critical condition.

The majority of the killings occurred in the resort city of Los Cabos and La Paz (Photo: Alejandro Patron)

The wave of violence continued Saturday morning after a man was murdered in the colony El Zacatal in San José del Cabo.

Gunmen later executed a man and left another victim wounded in the colony Vista Hermosa.

In total, 35 people were killed from Monday to Saturday afternoon in the southern municipalities of the state.

Authorities recorded 19 fatalities in La Paz and 16 in Los Cabos, with five people wounded.

Carlos Mendoza, the Governor of Baja California Sur, attributed the ongoing wave of violence in recent weeks to an ongoing turf war between rival drug trafficking organizations, specifically pointed to infighting between rival factions of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Mendoza said no arrests have been made in connection with the cartel-related executions in BCS.

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