Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

Post-Ferguson, America is trying to clean up police brutality and corruption. Emergent cell phone dash-cam and body-cam technology has shone a bright light onto the dirty little secrets behind the thin blue line. That said, police militarization is still a bad bad thing and we still don’t know how many bikers the Waco SWAT team may have executed. Things are a lot worse South of the Border, where a disarmed populace, corrupt law enforcement and narco-terrorists have combined to create a bubbling cauldron of criminality. Here’s some insight into the hell that is modern day Mexican policing from borderlandbeat.com . . . [Warning: graphic images after the jump.]

Villahermosa, Tabasco – on Friday an attempted kidnapping, resulting in a chase, ended with  eight dead, including three policemen. According to the version of the Ministry of Public Security of the State, two of the alleged kidnappers, one male and one female, were arrested but died “while being taken for medical care.”

Kidnappers in Tabasco (courtesy borderlandbeat.com)

However, in photos released on social networks the two detainees are seen in the bed of a police pickup, alive and in the case of the woman, appears to be conscious and without bullet impacts.

In other images taken by press photographer, the bodies of the two detainees are seen  at the edge of a river, in an area about 15 kilometers from where the arrest occurred, on a path of Ranchería Plátano and  Cacao Section 2. A woman is seen with a shot in the left temple and the man with a shot in the arm that pierced the ribs.

The attempted kidnapping  in the Municipal colony left a toll of 5 criminals killed and three policemen dead. The incident took place at about 11:00 pm yesterday, when a group of armed men traveling aboard a gray Toyota, attempted to kidnap  a businessman at a car wash on Calle Mariano Arista.

Murdered police motorcyclist in Tabasco (courtesy borederlandbeat.com)

The kidnapping was thwarted by Miguel Angel Lopez Garcia of the Highway State Police motor patrol, when he realized the information sent out on radio matched that vehicle in his sight.  He began pursuit, the suspects began firing and killed two motorcycle police. The kidnappers abandoned their vehicle and boarded a Red Jetta.

Gunfire continued until the Jetta driver lost control and crashed into a tree. According to the official version;  it began around 11 am, when a group of criminals tried to kidnap a man. Pursuit and shootouts began by police, that left three policemen, including a ministerial (SSP) dead and two more wounded.

 

In the press conference, no questions were allowed, the head of the SSP, Sergio Ricardo Martinez Luis, confirmed that the death toll from the clashes, was three policemen and five “criminals.” He said three of the alleged kidnappers, died on impact when their car crashed while fleeing police, in which fleeing police on Villahermosa Road.

Killed kidnapper (courtesy borderlandbeat.com)

However, in the photos  the bodies of three people reflect  bullet wounds, two of them are in the head.

“Upon arrival of Police, they realized that there were three bodies vital signs and two others  who were observed having serious injuries. Faced with this emergency, they attempted transferring (the wounded) to the nearest hospital to provide  health care and noting that vehicular traffic was blocked, they elected to use an alternative pathway that leads from the Ranchería Plátano and  Cacao Section 2. “

Kidnapper killed in Tabaco (courtesy borderlandbeat.com)

“When realizing the decline of the detainees condition, the unit stopped, and removed the suspects, “to render first aid,” which failed and the detainees perished from injuries sustained in the crash.”

Murdered kidnappers (courtesy borderlandbeat.com)

Governor Arturo Nunez praised the performance of the police in hot pursuit of the assailants, whom he said, died as the result of “walking the wrong path.” The intended kidnapping victim survived unharmed.

Grieving mother of executed kidnapper in Tabasco (courtesy borderlandbeat.com)

Relatives of three of the five people who died after a chase with state police demanded justice. Of the deceased, three were brothers, according to their aunt Domitilla Marin Almeida, (right) and undeserving being gunned down. She said, that in the official version of events, her family members perished because of shock from the vehicle crash.

“I demand justice my family has suffered from discrimination. They did not die by accident, but were killed by   the coup de grace. “Referring to the fact 4 of the 5 suspects had a gunshot to the head.

“They were not animals to be gunned down like that. Everyone is supposed to have rights.” She stated the government is withholding the bodies from the family.

42 Responses to Botched Kidnapping Exposes Mexico’s Rough Justice [Photos NSFW]

  1. Man. It looks like it’s going to be a long while before I visit Mexico again.

    That’s messed up in all possible directions.

    • Swarf, I used to visit Mexico four times a year on vacation,and several more times for business. The people were great, the food was great and the Margies were better than great. I haven’t been there for eight or nine years and won’t go back. If the numbers of dead are correct, it’s worse in Mexico than it was in Lebanon during the civil war.

      • It is, Ralph. I used to go across to Acuna, and Nuevo Laredo during hunting season, and take long lunches in Nuevo Progresso all the time. It’s been 7-8 years, and I don’t plan on going back. It really sucks, because I miss the great drinks, and food that is only 4 miles from my house.

      • I still spend a good bit of time going back and forth around Eagle Pass, and sometimes down to Monterrey. It’s a totally different country than it was 20 years ago, or at least if feels like it. Absolute shame. There was a time I could see myself retiring in Mexico, but not anymore.

  2. I think that if I was magically relocated, and was put right on the Kalifornia/Mexico border, and told I could go in any direction I wished, I’d grab a shovel and start digging “Down”

  3. So basically, various armed gangs of criminals, in uniform and not, are battling for control of whatever territories in Mexico.

    A failed state, as they say, and our probable future to come.

  4. This woman is complaining about her dead family members, who were suspects, correct? As much as I hate corruption, and I definitely do. I won’t cry over murdered Mexican kidnappers, gangbangers and drug smugglers.

  5. I wonder if the suspects were killed because the kidnapping did not have official approval.

    Or the victim’s bribes to the police were more than the kidnapper’s.

    • That sort of caper has been going on a long time down there; our daughter did her junior high school year abroad there.

      In advance of any big shindig or event in the cities, the cops will send special squads through and just blow away people they figure to be troublemakers/criminals. Bodies all over the place. When the various celebrants arrive, Presto! Like magic! The streets are clear and crime-free!

  6. While I have to agree that the bad guys probably had it coming this is NOT the way to dispense justice. Going down this path is the way to lose all freedom. When the police become judge, jury and executioner it is only a matter of time before they take more and more liberties, taking away the good guys rights and end up killing innocents as well as the bad guys. Besides how do we know that the police did not kill the bad guys to keep them from talking or that behavior like that will not happen in the future?

    • They don’t call it the “thin veil of civilization” for nothing. It is more “thinner” in some places than in others.
      Which reminds me, I need to check my ammo stock.

  7. Died from the car crash… Well, I suppose it’s possible. The bullets to the face and chest may have caused the crash?

    That looks like a seriously messed up crime scene.

    • Clink the link to the story. There are more photos. The woman in the back of the truck died from a gunshot wound to the head. The man died from a bullet that went through his arm and into his chest. Emergency medical treatment? My ass, unless you consider jacketed lead to be “medical treatment.” Their bodies were very obviously dumped face down in the bushes where no treatment could be rendered. The evidence has all appearances of an extrajudicial execution.

  8. On one hand, I applaud this site for keeping Mexico in the spot light. But for every shining moment TTAG has, you get a smoldering turd like an implied mass murder of Waco bikers by SWAT that completely destroys any credibility you have.

    So here’s a clue: TTAG might not know this unfathomable number of bikers “slaughtered”, but any credible news outlet will tell you the count was more than eight but less than ten… Assuming you believe these angelic bikers were just lined up like Jews in concentration camps by the American Police State as Fargo would have you believe in the first place. Who knows how many?!

    Seriously.

    • You’re absolutely tight, Farago is way off base… We DO know how many bikers Waco PD MAY have executed, just not how many they actually did.

      You couldn’t possibly be so delusional that you think that whole f*cking disaster at Twin Peaks and the ongoing “investigation” is on the up-and-up.

      I weep for humanity…

  9. Love the site here but this article was so utterly obvious that it verges on being somewhat gratuitous…We all know that South of the border is a complete and total land of corruption whereby death is part of the everyday society. The real concern is what is coming our way…

  10. Note to self: don’t try to kidnap people (assuming that that’s what really happened), especially in Mexico.

  11. The source article has a photo of the woman in the back of the truck without any blood on her head at all … and she looks quite conscious and alert. You may also notice that she isn’t wearing any pants, shorts, skirt, or underwear in the back of the pickup truck. She would have to be the world’s first kidnapper who set out wearing nothing but a skimpy shirt. (Another photo in the source article shows the woman, now dead, face down in weeds and her genital area is blurred out because she still has nothing but a skimpy shirt.)

    • Just speculating, but she could very well have been bait or a distraction for the kidnap victim.

      Also, the teal line looks like underwear to me.

  12. Gun control is working out really well in Mexico. New York needs to adopt their plan. Oh, wait…they have.

  13. So I always wonder which is worse: Mexican police, or cartels?

    thugs with guns and badges VS thugs with guns, with citizens caught in between.

    I wouldn’t trust the “official” version at all. How does a young woman being “transported to medical care” by the police end up with her dress hiked up showing everything, shot dead, in the woods?

    • ABC’s doing the Bachelor in Paradise show in Mexico. A lot of beautiful chicks, real ripe, just waiting to be picked to be cartel slaves.

  14. So getting arrested in Mexico for kidnapping like getting arrested in Baltimore for carrying a pocket knife?

  15. The days of the old west have returned to Mexico and certain parts of the United States. Back then it was not lawyer’s who brought justice to the land. It was lots of guns that brought peace and kept it that way. I suggest people start reading about Tombstone Arizona or Dodge City Kansas. Read about the Marshall service out of Ft Smith Arkansas. Reading these stories I see history repeating itself.

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