Seven plastic bags containing human remains have been found on the streets of a Mexican city with a haunting message from a cartel.
The human remains, including a head and a back, were found in a neighbourhood in the north of the city of Monterrey, in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.
Mario Perez, a spokesman for the General Prosecution of the State, told local media that “a report was received about bags with human remains and when officers arrived they spotted seven black bags with a head and a back, as well as a poster with a message”.
The message reads “this is a message from the Cartel Noreste. For the f*cking filthy people from the Old School Las Zetas… let it be crystal clear that the CDN does not sell crystal meth. We are going after you filthy f*cking people…” followed by a list of names.
The message was signed by the gang called Tropa del Infierno (Hell Troop), a group of hitmen believed to be the armed wing of the dangerous Cartel Noreste (Northeast Cartel CDN), previously part of Las Zetas.
The message was reportedly addressed to the Old School Las Zetas, another gang formed from the Las Zetas cartel.
No arrests have been reported.
The two gangs have reportedly been fighting for control of Monterrey since the beginning of the year.
Noreste Cartel and its Tropa del Infierno are based in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, in the state of Tamaulipas, which recently suffered a wave of violence.
The Tropa del Infierno reportedly threatened citizens in the city not to “play the role of reporter”.
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