Nine bodies hung from bridge in Mexican border town
Dave Gibson drug cartel Examiner
On Friday, the bodies of four women and five men were found hanging from a bridge in Nuevo Laredo, just across the border from Laredo, Texas.
All of the bodies reportedly displayed signs of torture, and a 'narco-banner' was hung nearby, a now common sight throughout drug war-weary Mexico.
A Mexican Army official who refused to be named, tolf the AFP: "We believe they were members of a criminal gang."
Nuevo Laredo has become increasingly violent as Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel battle one another for control of the city as well as for the lucrative smuggling routes into the United States.
What follows is a translation of the narco-banner found at the grisly scene (expletives removed):
"(Expeltive)Golfas whores, this is how Im going to finish off every (expletive) you send to heat up the plaza. You have to (expletive) up sometime and thats when Im gonna put you in your place. Thats when we are going to (expletive) up "El Gringo" that keeps setting off car bombs, Juanito Carrizales that keeps crying like a bitch because I killed that (expletive) "El Tubi", "El Metro 4" who asked Comandante Lazcano for mercy when he was kicking the (expletive) out of him, "El R1" in Reynosa, now youre pitching a fit, thats ok, I left you your guys, the others got away, but Ill get them. Sooner or later. See you around (expletive)."
Also, on Friday, a total of 14 dismembered heads were left in coolers outside Nuevo Laredo's city hall. The headless bodies were later found stuffed into a vehicle, according to Mexican officials.
El Universal reported:
"The human remains, without heads, were found in black bags inside a van parked at the headquarters of the Association of Customs Agents of Neuvo Laredo, a law enforcement official said."
"14 heads, which are assumed to correspond to the bodies, were found abandoned in coolers near the municipal headquarters, near the U.S. border."