Thursday, October 27, 2011

Four dismembered bodies found in Mexican city of Juarez, Mexico - 26th Oct 2011

Mexican officials found four dismembered bodies scattered in two neighborhoods in Ciudad Juarez on Tuesday, with a message by a "new" drug cartel at one of the scenes.

In the first scene, an ice cooler with two heads was left on street next to a sign by a group calling itself the "new cartel de Juarez," according to Arturo Sandoval, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutor.

The sign issues a warning for those against the new group.

A few hours later, two other mutilated bodies were found in another neighborhood with a sign threatening the culprits of the first attack, according to the municipal police.

The new Juarez cartel is most likely a fusion between the Sinaloa cartel and its rival the Juarez cartel, local journalists said.

Juarez , just across the U.S.-Mexico border from El Paso, Texas, is one of Mexico's deadliest cities and an epicenter of drug cartel violence. The Juarez cartel and the Sinaloa cartel are fighting a bloody turf war in the region for lucrative smuggling routes, and for drug-dealing territory in the city. Read More