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Five human heads found on hood of taxi in Mexican state of Veracruz

January 6, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Five human heads found on hood of taxi in Mexican state of Veracruz

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Authorities in Mexico discovered the severed heads of five people on the hood of an abandoned taxi in the Gulf state of  Veracruz.

Proceso quoted state police sources who said the torsos of the victims were found in black plastic bags inside the vehicle.

Officials said the taxi had a message written in graffiti on the hood, signed by the ruthless Jalisco New Generation Cartel or CJNG.

The remains of the victims, all of them male, were taken to the Forensic Medical Service of Cosamaloapan, where DNA tests will be conducted to identify the victims.

Drug-related violence has continued to grip the entire state.

Hundreds have been executed in recent months amid a raging cartel turf war that has decimated Veracruz.

The CJNG, Los Antrax, which is a faction of the Sinaloa Cartel, Los Zetas, Gulf Cartel, along with local drug gangs have been fighting for control of the regional drug trade.

The cartel-related violence precipitated a surge in the murder rate in Veracruz during the first 12 months of Governor Miguel Ángel Yunes Linares’ administration.

According to official statistics released by the Mexican government, the state recorded over 2,200 homicides, between December 2016 and December 2017, seventy percent of which were tied to organized crime.

Veracruz also experienced a surge in overall crime during the same period including robberies, home invasions, and carjackings..


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