This murder is the latest in a string of similar dismemberments in Veracruz
January 12, 2018.- Four human heads were found by the authorities of Veracruz in the Municipality of Sayula de Alemán, placed on the trunk of a car. The horror was discovered on a dirt road that connects the communities of San Isidro and El Mije.
On the windshield of the car was left a cardboard with a threatening message, while in the trunk of the car were dismembered bodies.
Also left with the decapitated heads were a bottle of liquor and a broom.
According to military authorities, leaving a broom next to a murdered person means there is a “cleansing” between cartels or criminal gangs. Sayula de Alemán is located south of Veracruz, about 350 kilometers from Xalapa.
Recent, similar murders
On January 7, two dismembered individuals were found inside a taxi in Colonia Insurgentes Norte, in the Municipality of Minatitlán, south of Veracruz.
Two green cards alluded to that the executed ones, were kidnappers and extortionists of the region.
By January 5, five human heads were abandoned on the chest of a taxi on the federal highway Cosamaloapan-Alvarado, Veracruz, at kilometer 175.
A narcomensaje linked to organized crime was also found with the bodies.
In the vehicle’s hood, the perpetrators of the crime wrote down the acronym CJNG.
On December 2, authorities in Veracruz found five dismembered bodies in the municipality of Chacaltianguis, on the side of the federal highway 145 Sayula-Ciudad Alemán, at the height of the town of La Sabaneta.
The local police was alerted about the mutilated bodies of five men, which was attributed by the Cartel of Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) through a message written on a poster board.
According to authorities, the violence in Veracruz is due to the dispute between criminal groups for the control of the plaza.
In the past, Veracruz was a stronghold of the Zetas and the Gulf Cartel, whose cells now dispute the territory against the Cartel of Jalisco Nueva Generación.
Data from the Executive Secretariat of Public Security establish that in Veracruz, the crime of intentional homicide, increased by 32 percent, going from 1,679 complaints between January and November 2016 to 2 thousand 218 in the same period of 2017.