Guanajuato (Mexico), Dec 12 (EFE) .- Three people with their hands cut off were thrown on a road in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, the most violent in the country, in an action allegedly perpetrated by the powerful Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, local authorities reported this Saturday.
According to data from the Attorney General’s Office, the events occurred on Friday night on the road connecting the municipality of Silao with the community of Trejo, in the colony La Estrella.
From a vehicle, whose characteristics are unknown, three young men, two men – one aged 23 and the other 25 – and a woman, who were cut off their hands and only their stumps were bandaged.
In the place was also left a cardboard where it was read: “This happens to me as a thief and not respecting good and hardworking people. He who keeps stealing this will happen to him (sic).”
At the end of the message is the acronym for the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, one of the most violent in Mexico.
The three young people were transferred to the hospital and their state of health is serious, the local prosecutor’s office confirmed.
Guanajuato, located in central Mexico, has been the most violent region in the country since 2018.
This year, 3,821 people have been killed from January to October, representing 13 per cent of the total number of victims nationwide.
This wave of violence is the result of the dispute between different criminal groups, mainly the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel and the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, born in the small municipality of Villagrán, within Guanajuato.
However, with the capture in August of Santa Rosa de Lima leader José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, known as El Marro, the Jalisco Cartel has gradually gained ground in Guanajuato.
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador himself acknowledged in September that intentional homicide is one of the crimes that in his first two years of government has not been reduced, and estimated that 75% of them are derived from organized crime.
( c) EFE Agency