Mexican Drug Lords

So, have people been following the decapitations that have been going on lately? I’m not sure if decapitations happen regularly around the world or if it’s just being reported heavily due to the really weird one (Yes, must be extremely weird for a decapitation to stand out as really weird.) that happened on the Canadian Greyhound bus. But anyway, I guess it might not be completely due to the ease of being able to reference readers back to a top story because the decapitations kept happening in Mexico.

The first Mexican decapitation article I read about was back in early August of this year. The initial article was vague and stated something along the lines of, “A few bodies were found without heads. There was a message written on their backs. The end.” Since that article, I’ve read about a few more beheadings:

Aug 27: In Tijuana, three decapitated bodies were found with attached, drug-related messages. The burnt heads were found at a separate, nearby location.

Aug 29: Eleven headless bodies were found in Yucatan, again, with messages and burnt heads found nearby.

Oct 20: Four heads that were originally mistaken for medical use were received at a police station in Ascension–a northern Mexican city that neighbors a Ciudad Juarez, which has had over 3,800 drug-related murders this year.

There’s a lot more drug-related violence, kidnapping, scandal, protest and murder that has been happening in Mexico. You can read the articles here.

Being removed from the situation, I don’t really have much to comment, other than it’s interesting and shocking and this is one of the reasons you shouldn’t use illegal drugs that you have no idea where they came from. So I will say that I’m looking forward to Scarface II: Tijuana Invasion.

5 responses to “Mexican Drug Lords

  1. Hmm…I’m convinced. I will start buying my drugs strictly from the meth house just a few blocks away.

    THINK GLOBAL!
    BUY LOCAL!

  2. hahaha

  3. Keep going back in time, there might be more and more decapitations for you to discover.

  4. please do not compare the two. the one here in canada was not drugs. it was people going to work/travel with some nut case taking a fit.

  5. I don’t think that the author was trying to draw correlations between the decapitation that occurred in Canada and the rash of decapitations in Mexico. I think just that maybe because there was a bizarre incident in Canada that the media was picking up on the cases in Mexico.

    Allison, care to chime in?

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