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Drug cartels commit 20 executions in one day in strife-ridden Mexican state

October 30, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Drug cartels commit 20 executions in one day in strife-ridden Mexican state

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Mexican authorities seem to be powerless in their attempts quell the cartel violence that continues to rage in the southern state of Michoacan. The continuous conflict between rival drug cartels left 20 people killed in one day.

The murders on Friday took place following a week of gun battles that continue to spread terror across the state. Despite the large-scale shootouts, state officials continue to ignore the chaos, and the government has not issued any security warnings. Breitbart Texas reports.

The violence started on Friday at 1:30 a.m. in Buenavista Tomatlan where police recovered the body of a man who had been tortured before his murder.

Roughly two hours later, in the city of Apatzingan, cartel members disposed of a body behind a municipal graveyard.

The cartel left a message targeting “El Boto,” the local leader of a cell called Los Viagras.

Fighting between rival criminal organizations left 20 people dead in a single day in Michoacan.

On Thursday, in the same area, gunmen left another body and a threatening message referring to “El Gallito,” a local head for Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG).

Soon after, police responded to the town of Antunez along the highway that joins Apatzingan with Cuatro Caminos.

The body of Esteban Rubio Ruiz was found, who was the water director for Nueva Italia, who has also been associated with CJNG.

In June, police apprehended Rubio Ruiz’s brother, Daniel Rubio, and Ignacio “Cenizo” Renteria Andrade, the heads of the Knights Templar Cartel.

Along the highway that connects the city of Morelia with Patzcuaro, authorities found the bodies of two women and one man who have not been identified.

In Puruaran, cops discovered the body of the president of the local committee of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Artemio Murillo Villanueva, and his secretary, Veronica Ambriz Carrillo. The two had been abducted four days earlier.

Additionally, two murdered men were found in the town of Chucandiro, and three additional bodies were recovered in the state capital of Morelia soon after.

The victims showed multiple similarities, with all of their heads wrapped in bandages, their hands tied, rope, and were shot with a pistol.

In Morelia, two gunmen were killed during a firefight with police. The two had been trying to evade a checkpoint and while escaping shot at law enforcement leading to the altercation.

Authorities discovered the body of Esteban Rubio Ruiz, the water director for Nueva Italia, who has also been linked to CJNG.

In Zamora, police discovered the body of one man in a blanket. Gunmen left the body with a message signed by the Nueva Familia Michoacana.

The cartel threatened they will continue “cleaning from kidnappers and traitors.” Another man was shot and killed when he was trying to take an underage female from a house. In Tlazazalca, authorities found four bodies who had been tortured before being slain.

The Michoacan Attorney General’s Office (PGJE) revealed that the bodies were identified as Fernando G, 23, Jorge Luis A., 32, Guadalupe L., 42, and Antonio M, 44.

Along the highway that combines the city of Morelia with Patzcuaro, police discovered the bodies of two women and one man who have not been identified.

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