This 29-year-old former detective moved to Mexico for a better life has been found dismembered in the streets of Cancun with a chilling message from a cartel.
Venezuelan national Corina Yarinel Vargas Zambrano was reported missing some days ago and has now been found dead with her dismembered body in plastic bags in the streets of the city centre of Cancun in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
Her torso was found in a different bag to her head and a third bad contained her limbs.
According to local newspaper El Universal, Zambrano was a former detective in the Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations Unit of the Venezuelan police and had moved to Mexico for a better life, working as an Uber driver.
A message signed by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel which was directed to the rival Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) was found with the remains.
The message read: “This is directed to you, Jesus Alberto Capella Ibarra, who sold the area of Quintana Roo to the Cartel Del Noreste […] you betrayed us, b*tch”.
Capella Ibarra is the State Secretary for Public Safety who has been mentioned in previous messages from cartels.
Local media report the two cartels are fighting for control of Cancun which is desirable because of the tourism there.
Local human rights organisation CISVAC said: “It is very sad that you left us so soon because you had a lot of dreams to follow, our condolences to the family.”
No motive has been provided for the murder and the investigation is ongoing with no arrests reported.
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