These shocking photos
show how the bodies of seven men were found on plastic chairs in Mexico having been shot in the head, with threat messages nailed to some of their chests using ice picks.
A placard on one of the bodies said: "Warning! This will happen to thieves, kidnappers, sex offenders and extortionists." All the seven bodies had bullet wounds. These men were believed to have been aged from 15 to 40.
All the dead bodies were unearthed by the residents outside a Pepsi bottling plant
at around 5.30am (Mexican time). The executions have been confirmed by the office of the Attorney General of the Michoacan state. The Michoacan state’s Attorney General’s office has not provided a motive for the seven killings in Uruapan.
Meanwhile, a CNN report
says that another seven people were killed in neighbouring Guerrero, where armed men opened fire in a bar in Ciudad Altamirano late on Friday. Four civilians and three off-duty federal agents died. In Guerrero state, authorities said armed men opened fire in a bar in Ciudad Altamirano late on Friday, and four civilians and three off-duty federal agents were killed. The Mexican states of Michoacan and Guerrero on the western coast have been subjected to a flood of violence in recent years, which has been blamed on feuding drug cartels.
Nearly 7 thousand Mexicans have been butchered in the last seven years on account of drug-related violence. President Enrique Pena Nieto, who entered the Mexican Presidency in December 2012, has pledged to crush the anarchy and the butchering, which have woefully dented the Mexican image as a tourist destination and unsettled the investors.