“Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat
With 11 homicides, the state was ranked as the territory with the most crimes of this type at the national level.
During the early hours of Thursday morning, the decapitated bodies of three men were found hanging from a bridge on the Monterrey-Colombia Highway in the municipality of Salinas Victoria in Nuevo Leon, police sources reported. The heads were abandoned in a row at a distance of four to five kilometers.
The discovery of the decapitated bodies, which were hanging by their feet with a rope, caused a large mobilization of state police and ministerial agents. The highway was closed so that the experts and investigating agents could carry out their work.
The incident occurs as part of a wave of violence in the state. As of Wednesday Nuevo Leon was the most violent state in the country, with eleven homicides, surpassing the State of Mexico with seven and Baja California with six such crimes, according to figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Security System.
Since July 804 homicides have been recorded in the state. The year began with 95 cases in January, 110 in February, 88 in March, 105 in April, 143 in May, 137 in June, and 126 in July.
Also, from August 1 to 23, 100 other homicides were added for an accumulated total of 904 such crimes so far this year.
NL leads the national ranking with the most homicides
In addition to Wednesday, August 23, when the state led the country’s entities with eleven homicides, it also occupied the first place on August 10 with eight cases, followed by Jalisco with six and Guanajuato with five; also on August 12 with nine homicides, tied with the State of Mexico, while Baja California and Morelos tied with eight cases in second place.
On August 16, Nuevo Leon ranked second in homicides with seven cases, after Michoacan and Baja California with nine; on August 17, Nuevo Leon tied with Guanajuato and Guerrero for second place nationally with six homicides, after Baja California with seven cases.