2 severed heads dumped in a cooler in Mexico

January 21st, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Jan 21 (IANS) Two severed heads were found inside a cooler in front of the city hall here, EFE reported Wednesday.Along with the two heads was a card with a message from the killers to a rival criminal outfit, but the authorities did not reveal the contents of the note.

Last Sunday, the police chief of Praxedia G. Guerrero, another municipality near this violent metropolis just across the US border from El Paso, Texas, was found decapitated.

Also Tuesday, a group of armed men shot dead in Ciudad Juarez two officers with the Chihuahua state attorney general’s office who were in their official vehicle outside a shopping centre.

The two men are the first law enforcement personnel killed this year in Juarez, a city where about 70 officers were killed last year.

According to press reports, so far this year, more than 65 people have been murdered in incidents linked to organised crime.

Ciudad Juarez was Mexico’s deadliest city in 2008, reporting more than 1,600 homicides blamed on drug cartels and other organised crime elements.

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