Los Mazatlecos Gang Hang 3 Men From Bridge In Mexico Along Message To Rivals [GRAPHIC CONTENT]

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Three men were found hanging by the neck in Mexico next to a banner signed by a criminal organization in northern Sinaloa. Photo: Getty Images

The body of three men hanging by the neck surprised everyone who passed through Jacarandas Avenue, in Tepic, capital of the Mexican state of Nayarit. The corpses of the half-naked men were hanging from a bridge next to a banner signed by "Los Mazatlecos," a criminal organization in northern Sinaloa.

The white sign was written in black ink and said: "This is going to happen to all the falcons that work or support the puppets of the 18," according to the El Sol de Nayarit report.

The local press reported that staff of the Forensic Medical Service lifted the bodies with the help of a firefighters team, while the place remained cordoned off to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons.

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Los Mazatlecos gang were formed in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, and initially was at the service of the drug lord Alfredo Beltrán Leyva until he was arrested by the Mexican authorities in 2008. After his arrest, they shifted their alliance to Alfredo's brother Héctor Beltrán Leyva, the current leader of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel. 

They are in a turf war against the Sinaloa Cartel, and are also responsible for numerous deaths and kidnappings on the Sinaloa and Durango area. According to Borderland Beat, "Los Mazatlecos"  have defied those who discounted them and have lifted the Beltran-Levya Organization from the ashes.

According to the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, fear has caused that around 2,600 people in Sinaloa left their communities after multiple killings and tortures of organized crime where they are forced to harvest drugs or make synthetic drugs. The Mexican press reports that in total, 43 communities of five Sinaloan municipalities are abandoned; families have decided not to return to the passivity of the state government that knows their problem, and that has left them to their fate.

They also inform that so far this year the dispute between the criminal organizations, after the rupture of the Sinaloa cartel with the Beltrán Leyva in 2008, has left  1099 executed; In 2011, the number of executed and killed by confrontations was 2041, while in 2010, the statistics indicate the death by criminal rivalry of  2269 people.

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