Eight bodies were found hanging from bridges and trees in various parts of the municipality of Fresnillo, Zacatecas, a region where another ten bodies were found under similar conditions last week.
The State Secretariat for Public Safety reported that the first discovery was three bodies hanging and half-naked on a vehicle bridge in the community of San José de Lourdes. Later, three others were found hanging in a tree in the same city. Later, two were found in a tree between the communities of San Ignacio and San Gabriel. All the victims are men, including a minor under the age of 15 and an adult over the age of 77; seven were identified.
Public safety authorities indicated that the wave of violence was due to disputes between criminal groups fighting for control of the drug trade.
At the same time, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will arrive at Zacatecas today to present his support plan, as he has done with other states ruled by Morena.
The insecurity crisis in Zacatecas affects nine municipalities where the municipal police have stopped working for fear of criminal groups.
Violence, uncontrolled Zacatecas; hang 8
Government agencies identified seven of the victims, while one is unknown; In recent days, 10 hanging bodies have also been found.
Eight bodies were found yesterday morning hanging on bridges and trees in various parts of the municipality of Fresnillo, Zacatecas, a region known for criminal violence and where another ten bodies were found under similar conditions last week, according to local authorities.
The State Secretariat for Public Safety stated in a statement that the first discovery was of three bodies hanging and half-naked on a vehicle bridge in the community of San José de Lourdes.
Minutes later, the site of three other bodies was reported at another point in the same community, which was hanging from a tree.
Later, there was knowledge of the discovery of two other bodies in a tree located on a property between the community of San Ignacio and San Gabriel.
The security authorities explained that the violent wave in the state is the result of disputes between criminal groups fighting for control of drug trafficking in the area.
It should be noted that all the victims are men, Zacateca’s prosecutors said, seven were identified and another is unknown; The victims include a child under the age of 15 and an adult over the age of 77.
In the evening, the roads are owned by criminal groups; The installation of an army battalion a few kilometers from this place and the bases of the Metropol and the National Guard were useless, the locals assured.
A resident of San José de Lourdes assured that at dusk no one leaves their homes; the light goes out and society turns into a ghost town. “Eight thirty, nine at night, there are no more people outside, you are already here and the ranch is alone.”
The population does not trust the authorities, on Monday they reported the break-up of the armed group and no authority came to their rescue. “We ask the government that if it does not help us that it does not stop us, they are also afraid of them, they do not know what,” he condemned.
President up today
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador comes to Zacatecas today to present his support plan; This, in the midst of the violent crisis that the state is experiencing and which affects nine municipalities where the local police have stopped working for fear of criminal groups.
A few hours and 50 kilometers from where the president will arrive, eight bodies were found hanging on footbridges and trees.
On Friday, ten bodies were also found hanging on a bridge connecting Zacatecas with Aguascalientes, in the municipality of Cuauhtémoc. There are already 18 deaths in just five days.