Monday, May 07, 2012

At least 23 people killed in Mexican border city as victims hanged, decapitated

The bodies of 23 people were found hanging from a bridge or decapitated and dumped near city hall Friday in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, where drug cartels are fighting a bloody and escalating turf war. Authorities found nine of the victims, including four women, hanging from an overpass leading to a main highway, said a Tamaulipas state official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to provide information on the case. Hours later, police found 14 human heads inside coolers outside city hall along with a threatening note. The 14 bodies were found in black plastic bags inside a car abandoned near an international bridge, the official said. The official didn't release the contents of the note, or give a 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. Local media published photos of the nine bloodied bodies, some with duct tape wrapped around their faces, hanging from the overpass along with a message threatening the Gulf cartel. Interior Secretary Alejandro Poire met with Tamaulipas Gov. Egidio Torre Cantu on Friday and agreed to send more federal forces to the state, according to a statement from Poire's office...more

 Mexico is sending federal forces to the border.  Of course the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance wants either a quarter of a million acres of Wilderness or over half a million acres of National Monuments on our southern border - one of which prohibits law enforcement while the other severely restricts it.

Go ahead and surround our community with these environmental designations.  You can see below how that is working out for Tombstone, Ariz. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But, Obama says that the border is quiet. When some of the bodies appear on the Washington Bridge maybe they will change their mind.