Cartel hangs nine bodies off bridge in central Mexico as part of intensifying turf war
Gangs often use brutal, sadistic violence to protect their criminal interests.
The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook
Nine bodies were found this week hanging off a bridge in a central Mexican city, among the most recent incidents in what authorities describe as an escalating turf war disputes between members of Mexican drug cartels.
A tenth body was also found near the grisly display, the New York Post reports. Many of dead reportedly lived in the small town of Cuauhtémoc, in the state of Zacatecas.
Cartel activity is reportedly heavy in the area, with one resident telling local media that people "have to go to sleep early and every night there is noise, motorcycles, screaming, things like that."
The cartel is infamous for its sadistic violent tactics used to intimidate rivals, police and civilians.
Mexican authorities have struggled for years to get the crime syndicate under control, The enterprise has corrupted significant swaths of Mexican government at every level, making enforcement at times extremely difficult.
Just News, No Noise
- Growing number of GOP leaders, elected officials say it's time for a change in RNC leadership
- Seven more Texas counties express support for declaring invasion at border; bringing total to 40
- Stanford president under investigation after school newspaper report about possible academic fraud
- As 71% in poll say Maricopa County issues tipped Senate race, judge sanctions Kari Lake lawyers
- Vermont backs down on religion-free school choice after SCOTUS knocks down Maine policy