A newly appointed police chief was killed in a brutal cartel execution in Mexico.
Horrifying images of a decapitated corpse emerged after Juan Miguel Silva Alvarado was gunned down on August 6.
Alvarado was patrolling bars in Culiacan as the horror attack unfolded near the Sinoloa Attorney’s Office.
He was ambushed while being escorted by two squad cars, El Financiero reported.
According to Mexican media, he was shot multiple times by suspected members of the Sinaloa cartel.
The Sinaloa Group was founded in the late 1980s and is considered the main supplier of heroin, cocaine, meth, MDMA and fentanyl to the United States.
The cartel pioneered the use of tunnels dug under the US-Mexico border to ship drugs to America.
Horror images too graphic to publish show Alvarado, who was known as a boxer, lying on the side of the road.
The gang members reportedly confiscated the police officers’ guns and fled the scene before the guns were found hours later on a bridge.
A rifle that may have been used to kill Alvarado was found in a bush.
Rubén Rocha Moya, the governor of Sinaloa, said he regretted Alvarado’s death.
Alvarado was appointed deputy secretary of city public safety hours before his assassination.
A spate of cartel violence in recent weeks has rocked Mexico.
Earlier this month, at least 11 people were murdered by gangsters in Tijuana between July 31 and August 1.
Three men – Cristian Alexis Luna (27), Ricardo Aguirre Rodríguez (25) and Gary Michael (31) – were shot dead.
Police found more than 30 shell casings, many of which were from 9mm pistols, and two gunshot-damaged cars at the scene, Zeta reported.
Witnesses claimed the attackers fled in a truck.
Meanwhile, a man died in a fight outside a bar and the body of another man was found on a hilltop near a school.
A decapitated head was found next to a handcuffed body wrapped in a tarp.
A warning from the killers was reportedly found scrawled in black ink on a piece of cardboard next to the body.
HEADLESS VICTIMS FOUND
At least three headless murder victims were found by police in Juarez in July.
On July 13, police officers told Border Report that the headless body was found wrapped in a blanket.
The man’s head had been placed in a plastic bag and dumped on the curb.
Police believe most of the killings are drug-related.
The data showed that at least 1,200 homicides were reported in Juárez in 2018 and the city has seen at least 400 homicides that year.
SPREE OF VIOLENCE
The violence came just weeks after the decapitated heads and charred bodies of 15 men and women were found in the Tijuana border resort.
Cops made a series of startling discoveries when they found the charred remains of two people near a Jacuzzi factory and a badly decomposed body in the trunk of a car.
In addition, a woman’s head was found in a sack and another woman’s legs were discovered in a box.
Officials found a note that read, “This is for all w****s supporting the scourge in Playas, there is already a new administration: La Menchiza.”
Mexican authorities claimed a cartel butchered two priests in a church and stole their bodies.
In June, Jesuit Catholic priests Javier Campos Morales, 79, and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, 80, were shot dead while trying to help tour guide Pedro Eliodoro Palma.
Prosecutors in Chihuahua said Palma took refuge in the church to protect himself from an attack by a drug gang.
The bodies of the three were then taken away by a group of men in the back of a pickup truck.
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