Huetamo Michoacán: 12 Dead Bodies Found in Abandoned Pick-up

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The bodies were found on the border of the states of Michoacán and Guerrero, authorities revealed this Saturday, May 23.
Drug traffickers left the bodies of 12 men in a pick up truck after they were shot to death on the border of the states of Michoacán and Guerrero, in western Mexico, authorities revealed on Saturday, May 23.
The Attorney General of the State (FGE) of Michoacán reported that the discovery of the bodies occurred at 8:00 am in the town of El Terrero Prieto, in the municipality of San Lucas.
The 12 bodies were stacked in the bed of a Nissan-brand NP-300 truck, which has  a theft report from September 13, 2019 in Mexico City, the country’s capital.
The victims, detailed the FGE, presented severe signs of torture and bullet wounds. Several of the bodies were naked and others wore some clothing such as underwear or pants.

The lifeless bodies of 12 people have been found this Saturday, in an abandoned Nissan NP300 type truck in the limits of Michocán and Guerrero, in western Mexico. Authorities have said there are no hammer caps on the perimeter at the sight of the macabre finding.

The unit, with Guerrero license plates, plates MYG- 7705, and the theft report, was allegedly abandoned in a breach in the municipality of Huetamo, Michoacán. The bed of the truck contained the bodies of a dozen civilians.
“In coordination with Sedena and the National Guard, we reinforced operational actions in the municipality of Huetamo due to the location of 12 bodies on a highway section that leads to the town of El Terreno Prieto,” the Michoacán Security Secretariat said on Twitter.
“We maintain a surveillance device through operational work such as strengthening patrols, installing checkpoints and inspecting vehicles in order to preserve the safety of the population,” he concluded.

The FGE transferred the bodies to the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo), so they are still waiting to be identified and claimed by their relatives.
Local media have reported that the victims of the massacre could be members of the CJNG, who have been ambushed, kidnapped, and tortured by their rivals from the Familia Michoacán.
It is presumed that among the victims is the head of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, nicknamed “El Chito Cano” , whose nickname began to sound last February, when hitmen launched a threat against the criminal organization of Michoacán. ( This has NOT been verified yet )
“The cleaning started, gentlemen. We come to remove from the State of Mexico all the fucking scourge of La Familia Michoacána, pure people from “Chito Cano,” repeat alleged criminals dressed in tactical clothing.
The silent and prolonged effect of the violence in Michoacán, has affected the inhabitants of the region, who have been evicted from their homes.
Inhabitants of Parácuaro, interviewed by a national newspaper, confirmed that trucks labeled with the initials CZNG (Cartel de Zicuirán Nueva Generación), allegedly linked to the CJNG, arrived with armed men, who demanded that approximately 120 families leave their homes.

On May 14, a video of alleged armed men identified as members of the Zicuirán Nueva Generación Cartel strongly impacted social networks. The muffled and long-armed subjects warned of their alliance with the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel for being the group with the most presence and money in the country.

The recording, in itself challenging, generated controversy as the alleged criminals openly address the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador , the governor of Michoacán, Silvano Aureoles and the head of the Ministry of Public Security, Alfonso Durazo.

The Michoacán Family and the CJNG are fighting a fierce fight for control of the Michoacán plaza, which for years has been a key point for drug transfer.
One of the lines of investigation that the Prosecutor’s Office is following points to a revenge between drug cartels, which dispute the control of illegal operations in the border area of ​​Michoacán and Jalisco.
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Mexico reported 3,000 murders in March and 2,950 in April, the two most violent months of the presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who took office in December 2018.
Although drug-related crimes have fallen more than 24% in the first four months of the year, security specialists attribute the killings to the fact that the cartels take advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to dispute the territories.
The Government of Michoacán, headed by the leftist Silvano Aureoles, has identified the presence of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) and La Nueva Familia Michoacana (LNFM) in that area.
The latter operates with the armed wing of assassins of the self-styled “Los Viagras”.
Just on February 14, eight men were tortured and shot to death inside the Los García ranch, in the municipality of Huetamo, adjacent to San Lucas, a farm where weapons and clothing with the initials of the CJNG were found.
Among the eight victims, authorities identified two young people of Guatemalan origin who had allegedly entered Mexico illegally, where they were recruited for organized crime.
So far in 2020, Michoacán authorities have discovered at least a dozen “narcocampamentos” in mountains of the municipalities of San Lucas, Huetamo, Carácuaro and Nocupétaro, which make up the Tierra Caliente region adjacent to the State of Mexico and Guerrero.