New, horrific footage shows members of a Mexican drug cartel beheading hostages from a rival gang, marking the latest act of violence in the growing war over drug-smuggling territories in Mexico.
The 3-minute clip, which was posted on Mundonarco.com Wednesday, shows five shirtless members of the Zetas cartel, marked by black Zs on their chests, kneeling in front of four masked members of the Gulf cartel.
The masked men hold machetes as each Zeta member gives his name.
Each hostage says he was sent by “Z-40,” referring to the Zeta cartel’s second-in-command, Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, who is known as “40.” Miguel Angel Trevino Morales is Los Zetas’s second-in-command.
"You find yourselves here because you came to f--- us," the video’s unidentified narrator says when the Zeta members finish speaking. “Pay attention, men.”
Three members of the Gulf cartel then begin to slowly hack off the heads of the Zetas with their machetes.
“This is how all your filthy people are going to end," the narrator says as the prisoners plead for their lives.
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