People participate in a demonstration against gender violence and femicide in donwtown Montevideo carrying a banner that reads "Not one less", June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

We first heard about “Los Porkys” last year, when the body of Columba Campillo González was found lifeless in an empty lot located in Los Delfines, a neighborhood in Boca del Río, Veracruz, Mexico. Official reports revealed that the 16-year-old girl’s body was tied from her feet and hands, and presented signs of violence and rape when found by the local police.

According to Sin Embargo, “Los Porkys” can be described as a “Junior Cartel.” They are interested in human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Their modus operandi usually involves targeting a young girl, from a good social and economical position, kidnapping her, abusing her sexually, and vanishing her from the face of the earth, this sometimes involves confirmed murders, although some of the bodies have yet to be found.

What differentiates “Los Porkys” from the rest of the Cartels in Mexico? Their social class and economic status. These kids are, more often than not, members of well-respected and wealthy families, who believe they can get away with crime just because of who they are, and who they’re related to. And it seems to be working.

A parent’s cry for help went viral on social media earlier this month. In the Facebook post, the suffering parent of Daphne, a young girl who was kidnapped and raped by four men identified as members of “Los Porkys” (Enrique Capitaine, Gerardo Rodríguez, Diego Cruz Alonso, and Jorge Cotaita), expresses the constant frustration he is facing after realizing that the people that ruined his daughter’s life are not being punished for what they did.

The text, addressed to the families of the offenders, includes proof of a confession and asks for justice. “I ask myself, ‘Why haven’t they been arrested?’ ‘Is it true that it’s all been arranged and that they won’t do anything to them because of who they are and where they come from, and because some of them have political ties?’ ‘Why is there no punishment or justice? Why?’” Daphne’s father writes on his post.

He continues to describe how the young felons agreed to a taped confession, which can be found on YouTube, but later accused him of extortion and gun possession throughout the interrogatory, which could invalidate the evidence if presented before of a Jury.

Veracruz, named “The State Without Law” by Proceso magazine last December, is also known as “Zeta” territory and has reported around 6,000 missing women and young girls in the last couple of years.

Daphne’s father’s full letter can be read below.

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