More Overpass Hangings And Severed Heads In Mexico’s War On Drugs
Joe | May 08, 2012 | Comments 0
Mexican drug cartels are very adept at sending messages and warnings to those who would dare cross them. We’ve reported extensively on this, including a similar story to the one linked below that took place last year.
According to this newest story, 9 bodies were found hanging from an overpass and 14 heads were left outside the city hall in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico in coolers accompanied by a threatening note.
The official provided no motive for the killings. But the city across the border from Laredo, Texas has recently been torn by a renewed turf war between the Zetas cartel, a gang of former Mexican special-forces soldiers, and the powerful Sinaloa cartel, which has joined forces with the Gulf cartel, former allies of the Zetas.
“This is how I will finish all the fools you send,” the banner read.
It also accused its rivals of setting off a car bomb that exploded outside Nuevo Laredo police headquarters last week and it made fun of a Sinaloa cartel enforcer killed in a Nuevo Laredo prison two years ago. “He cried like a woman giving birth,” it said.
Imagine this happening in the United States. We’ve reported on cartel activity in the U.S. before and our readers know this isn’t a far-fetched notion.
The violence associated with the War on Drugs is not “someone else’s problem.” It is at our doorstep. What will we do about it?