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Gulf cartel hitmen dump mutilated remains of six victims near the Texas border

May 27, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Gulf cartel hitmen dump mutilated remains of six victims near the Texas border

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Hitmen aligned with the Gulf Cartel dumped the dismembered remains of six victims in public as drug-related violence continues to escalate in the border cities in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

Tamaulipas state police officers were dispatched in the early morning hours last week to a supermarket in the city of Rio Bravo after residents reported seeing five trash bags with human remains inside.

Authorities closed off the area while forensic detectives documented the crime scene and verified that the bags contained the dismembered body parts of at least five victims.

At roughly the same time, authorities were dispatched to the highway between Reynosa and Matamoros, near Rio Bravo, where cartel operatives dumped an ice chest with the mutilated remains of a victim.

Gruesome Scene: Cartel hitmen dumped five large trash bags with human remains inside at a parking lot of a supermarket last week

Authorities again cordoned off the area while investigators gathered evidence and photographed the gruesome scene.

Soon after the two horrific incidents were reported, Gulf Cartel operatives in Reynosa posted a message on social media taking credit for the murders and threatening a rival group.

The message was reportedly signed by a commander who refers to himself as “Flako Sierra” and his right hand, “Commander Marin,” Breitbart Texas reported.

The group from Reynosa threatened to continue targeting a Gulf Cartel faction based in Matamoros, “along with their turncoats.”

Rival factions of the Gulf Cartel have continued to battle for control of lucrative drug trafficking routes in the border region of Reynosa.

The violence elicited a wave of fierce firefights and murders that have resulted in over 470 homicides in Reynosa since May 2017.

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