Two men have been found crucified just north of the Mexican capital as the bitter battle between two of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels continues.
The two bodies were found impaled back to back on the same cross, while another corpse was found nearby.
The trio were on a dirt road in the municipality of Morelos and is one of the many poignant finds made in recent weeks.
The wave of gruesome and graphic murders is part of an ongoing war between two of Mexico’s most powerful and infamous cartels.
Sinaloa Cartel soldiers launched attacks on Jalisco’s New Generation Cartel last year, resulting in a brutal war between rivals that left dozens of people dead in various ways.
Since then, the war has continued, and there is still no clear end to the site of the horrific violence.
Zacatecas Governor Alejandro Tello has written to President López Obrador, warning how dangerous the situation is becoming.
“With opposing organized criminal groups as protagonists, the bitter struggle for control of the territory has placed our state in a serious security crisis,” he said.
Police in the besieged region find themselves overwhelmed and overwhelmed by the formidable cartels.
In January 2021, nine people were murdered and three others kidnapped in a single day.
A shootout between the two cartels in the municipality of Valparaíso has also left at least 18 dead, although local media have suggested as many as 35 people may be dead.
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Police also appear to be in the crosshairs, as two San Luis Potosi police tenders were killed and hanged from an overpass in the town of Zacatecas on June 23.
With the cartels possessing formidable armories of weapons and effectively commanding armies of soldiers, it is difficult to see what can be done to restore order and end the relentless bloodshed.