6 peo­ple found alive with sev­ered hands

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

GUADALA­JARA: Five men and a woman were found alive on Mon­day on a road in western Mex­ico with their hands am­pu­tated and their fore­heads marked with the word “I’m a thief.” The vic­tims were mu­ti­lated by a crim­i­nal group linked to drug traf­fick­ing, which also left a dead man on the road and two bags with the sev­ered hands in Tlaque­paque, near Guadala­jara, Mex­ico’s sec­ond big­gest city, po­lice said. “They’re in a del­i­cate state of health,” lo­cal po­lice com­man­der Roberto Lar­ios told re­porters. “Their stumps were wrapped in plas­tic.” Drug car­tels of­ten leave the dis­mem­bered bod­ies of vic­tims on road­sides in Mex­ico, mak­ing the dis­cov­ery of six mu­ti­lated peo­ple alive all the more un­usual. The dead man, 39, was ap­par­ently beaten to death and his hands were not cut off. He was mar­ried to the woman, who is 44. The other men are aged be­tween 25 and 43. Au­thor­i­ties sus­pect that the grue­some crime is linked to drug deal­ing. Two of the vic­tims have rap sheets.

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