Mon. May 20th, 2024

MEXICO CITY — A ugly video circulated Wednesday on social media could have recorded the final moments of 5 kidnapped younger males, and has transported Mexico again to the darkest days of drug cartel brutality within the 2000s.

Prosecutors within the western state of Jalisco say they’re investigating the video, and relations of the lacking group of younger mates informed native media that their clothes resembled that worn by the lads within the video.

Essentially the most horrifying factor is not only the pair of certain, inert our bodies seen mendacity within the foreground. It’s the truth that the youth seen bludgeoning and apparently decapitating one other sufferer seems to be himself the fourth member of the kidnapped group of mates.

The fifth member of the kidnapped group — younger mates who had traveled to attend a competition within the metropolis of Lagos de Moreno in Jalisco state — stands out as the physique police discovered inside a burned-out automotive within the space. The younger males went lacking Friday in an space recognized for cartel violence, and authorities have mounted an enormous seek for them.

Luis Méndez Ruiz, the Jalisco state lawyer basic, stated Tuesday that the lads seen within the video “could possibly be the 5 males who’re being looked for.”

“This video and the knowledge that was made public on a social media platform is now a part of the investigation,” Méndez stated. The clothes worn by the lads within the video additionally resembles a photograph of them alive, however certain, that was launched earlier.

The video contains a textual content written over the picture that claims “Puro MZ,” an obvious reference to El Mayo Zambada, the chief of a faction of the Sinaloa drug cartel. However it was unclear who was answerable for the video.

Jalisco Gov. Enrique Alfaro stated it was clear that drug cartels have been concerned within the crime, and known as for federal prosecutors to take over the case.

“What we’re seeing right here is an act clearly linked to organized crime,” Alfaro wrote in his social media accounts.

He known as the killings — and an assault in July, by which a drug cartel set off a coordinated sequence of roadway bombs in western Mexico killing 4 cops and two civilians — acts that threaten the state’s stability.

“These are irrational, violent and direct assaults towards the soundness of Jalisco state, and so they demand a response from the (federal) authorities,” Alfaro wrote.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador gave no indication that his authorities will intervene anytime quickly. Requested in regards to the video Wednesday at his every day information briefing, the president jokingly pretended he had not heard the query.

If confirmed, the video — which exhibits somebody off-screen tossing the youth a brick, so he can bludgeon the sufferer with it — would revive recollections of essentially the most horrifying cases of drug cartel brutality, by which kidnap victims have been compelled to kill one another.

In 2010, one Mexican cartel kidnapped males from passenger buses and compelled them to struggle one another to dying with sledgehammers.

That tragedy got here to gentle in 2011, when authorities discovered 48 clandestine graves containing the our bodies of 193 folks within the northern border state of Tamaulipas. Most had their skulls crushed with sledgehammers, and lots of have been Central American migrants.

It was later revealed the victims had been pulled off passing buses by the outdated Zetas drug cartel, and compelled to struggle one another with hammers or be killed, in the event that they refused to work for the cartel.

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