Cops in Mexico are being probed after four men’s body parts were found in 12 bin bags and prosecutors claim they were chopped up while still alive.
As well as confirming the probe into the unnamed police officers, prosecutor Jorge Winckler Ortiz said that the victims “had their throats cut so they could be dismembered while still alive”.
According to local media, the Attorney General’s Office in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz is investigating officers of the Secretariat of Public Security for their alleged involvement in the gruesome killings.
The victims have been identified as 60-year-old Clemente, 28-year-old Jonathan Paul, 26-year-old Bryan and his 23-year-old brother Irving.
Their dismembered body parts were found inside 12 bin bags in the municipality of Maltrata.
Ortiz said in a statement that there is evidence that brothers Bryan and Irving were kidnapped by officers assisted by two suspected criminals.
The other alleged kidnapping occurred in Orizaba and reportedly involved several officers and four patrol cars.
Ortiz said: “Witnesses claimed that officers in four patrols cars belonging to the Secretariat of Public Security broke into the victims’ house and brought them out in chains, kicking and hitting them, to the vehicles.
“Their relatives went to the police station to ask for information, but the suspects were not sent to the judge.”
He added that the victims “had their throats cut so they could be dismembered while still alive”.
The investigation continues.
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