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This is the moment suspected Sinaloa Cartel members whack a woman’s bare bottom with a bat as she wails as part of a series of punishment videos shared online as a warning to their enemies.
The footage was filmed in the north-western Mexican state of Sinaloa and shared on social media along with several similar videos reportedly meant to serve as a warning to others.
Reports said that the vigilante punishment was carried out by members of the Sinaloa Cartel, which was formerly headed by convicted crime lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman before his extradition to the United States.
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However, representatives from the cartel and local authorities have not yet confirmed that the scenes definitely involved Sinaloa members.
One video shows a woman standing in front of a wall, screaming as her bruised bottom is hit with a bat.
Accused of “betrayal”, a man asks her “why are you being hit?”
The female victim answers that she joined another cartel and begs for forgiveness.
Video Credit: CEN/@IndomableLoba
Another clip shows a man tied to a pickup truck being smacked across his bottom by a bat-wielding suspect.
He screams: “Enough, for the love of God, please, enough.”
A suspect is heard saying: “Are you going to steal again, you son of a b*tch?”
He sobs: “Not anymore, it is not going to happen again, I beg you please.”
Meanwhile, one suspect appears to be wearing a police uniform with a balaclava.
Several other social media videos of residents being punished have also been connected to the Sinaloa Cartel.
According to local media, it is believed the cartel is posting videos of alleged thieves and traitors being punished as a warning to others.