Most of the 49 bodies dumped two days before they were executed, three are women
The bodies were dumped in a perimeter of 15 meters and there was a message against a competing cartel, although the authorities did not reveal the message contents.
The discovery occurred at 04:00 hours at kilometer 47 of the free highway to Reynosa, where it junctions with the road to Ejido San Juan. An inhabitant of the ejido was surprised. “In the evening came a funny smell, but he never figured it out to be that of dead people,” said Don Roberto.
In order to lift the wreckage, experts in their masks sprayed menthol ointment, as the scent given off by the bodies was very strong. Security spokesman, Jorge Domene Zambrano explained that to avoid being identified by the Public Ministry, the murderers did not leave the head or hands.
Attorney Adrian de la Garza would not confirm whether the victims were immigrants or members of a rival cartel. “We do not rule anything, they could be migrants or not.” He said, there had been no missing persons reported in recent days, “and in such numbers at all.”
The Interior Ministry offered support in the investigations. A coveted place Cadereyta is one of the main trafficking routes for immigrants, cocaine and fuel theft, there is a refinery-and now it is one of the municipalities where cartels are fighting for control.
The “Los Zetas, Gulf and Sinaloa cartels have waged a war to increase their earnings share, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency of the United States (DEA, in English).”
The three cartels are sending direct messages and make known to the authorities and the general public, to try to create fear and thus gain control of the area, not only the municipality, “said a DEA agent.
The – TIMELINE
September 20 – 35 bodies bearing signs of torture were left in two vans redilas on the bridge that links the tourist area of Veracruz-Boca del Rio, the busiest the State.
November 24th – 23 bodies left inside three trucks at Avenue in Lazaro Cardenas, at the height of The Millennium Arches in Guadalajara, .
May 4 – 23 people murdered in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. Nine bodies were hung from a bridge, four of them were women, and elsewhere left 14 decapitated in a car.
May 9 – 18 bodies are left in two trucks in a gap near the kilometer 25 of the Chapala-Guadalajara highway. Nine have already been identified none belonged to a drug cartel. Two more bodies were found in a gap in the municipality of El Arenal.