More Beheadings in Mexico

Via the BBC:  Ten decapitated bodies found in Torreon, Mexico

The decapitated bodies of three women and seven men have been found in an abandoned lorry in the northern Mexican city of Torreon, police say.

One head was found on the windscreen. The others were dumped by the roadside, along with threatening messages.

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National Security Spokesman Alejandro Poire attributed the beheadings to a battle between two drugs gangs, the Zetas and the Sinaloa cartel.

The heinous nature of the violence in the conflicts between these groups continues to shock.

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Comments

  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    The heinous nature of the violence in the conflicts between these groups continues to shock.

    I have not been to Mexico in about 5 years after 20 yrs of going at least once every 2. At first it was dying parents that kept me here. Now it is the violence. I really miss it.

  2. john personna says:

    Don’t trust the BBC, they are taxpayer funded.