"Friends & Neighbors" Update!
MEXICO CITY — A human head was found today outside the state security office in the Gulf state of Tabasco.Because of our lack of border control, this is most definitely our problem as well.
A state police official who wasn’t authorized to give his name told The Associated Press by telephone that the head was found in a plastic bag early today by employees of the office in Villahermosa, 400 miles east of Mexico City.
Officials are trying to determine the victim’s identity, as well as why he was killed and by whom.
In the past year, beheadings have become common among rival drug cartels, and the heads are often left outside security offices, sometimes with messages warning police to leave local drug lords alone.
The killings have become so brazen that President Felipe Calderon recently launched a nearly nationwide crackdown on the growing violence, sending some 20,000 federal police and soldiers to drug strongholds across the country.
Tabasco appears to be a new target of traffickers, who police suspect opened fire on the car of Tabasco state police director Francisco Fernandez, injuring him and killing his chauffeur last week.
Fernandez worked as a military attache in Mexico embassies in Panama and Washington, and also led the anti-drug units in the northern states of Chihuahua, Durango and Sinaloa, a drug stronghold of the Sinaloa cartel.
H/T immigration watchdog
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