Authorities Discover A New ‘Cartel Killing Field’ In Mexican Border State

Authorities in Mexico have discovered a “new killing field” where cartel shooters incinerate their victims. This week, the find was made in Jimenez, a remote town northeast of Ciudad Victoria, the state capital. Authorities also discovered five vehicles, a tractor-trailer with gasoline residue inside, and evidence that the area had been used as a drug gang camp.

According to the reports, Authorities did not say how long the killing field had been operational or how many victims were thought to have been dumped there. Authorities confirmed in a statement that those samples would be tested.

Moreover, one of the automobiles discovered is thought to have been utilized in weekend abduction. A squad of gunmen abducted a driver in Ciudad Victoria and then engaged in a series of shootouts with state officials.

The Gulf Cartel has attempted to take over territory previously controlled by Los Zetas’ Cartel del Noreste division. In the middle section of the state, the renewed turf conflict has resulted in multiple killings and gun clashes.

On Saturday, the bodies of 16 individuals were discovered in two cities in Mexico’s Zacatecas state during a territorial dispute between two major drug gangs. The Sinaloa and Jalisco, New Generation gangs, fight to control lucrative drug smuggling routes to the US.

According to government figures, at least 948 persons were killed by violence in Zacatecas state in the first ten months of 2021. The bullet-riddled remains of 18 men were discovered in Valparaiso in June. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Administration dispatched security reinforcements.

Since the government ordered the army to battle drug cartels in 2006, more than 300,000 people have been slain in a wave of violence. For more than a decade, the United States has supported Mexico with military weaponry, technological assistance, and security training. In October, the neighboring states decided to revamp their method, which Mexican officials have long dismissed as a relic of the past.