A chilling ‘satanic’ altar has been found in a secret tunnel used by petrol thieves to siphon off fuel from pipelines in Mexico.
Police searched the hidden tunnel in the state of Hidalgo in an investigation into a massive theft of petrol.
Images show the tunnel during the raid, along with the effigy of Baphomet, a deity that is well-known in Western occultism and Satanism.
In Mexico, it is often associated with Santa Muerte, according to local media, which is a mixture of Catholicism and Mexican neopaganism that is often labelled “satanic” in local media.
Around the shrine, gang members left offerings of food and drink to ask for the deity’s blessing in their crooked enterprise.
In Mexico, Baphomet is often associated with Santa Muerte, a dark mixture of Catholicism and ancient Mexican pagan rituals.
The footage shows officers following pipes to storage tanks. They said that 38,000 litres of stolen fuel were recovered.
Police also seized qualities of the highly addictive drug crystal meth and what they believe to be bundles of marijuana.
Officials say 10 people were arrested in the operation, carried out by nearly 400 cops.
Newsflash obtained a statement from the Secretary of Public Security of Hidalgo on Thursday, 4th May, saying: “As a result of the Operational Intelligence work carried out by C5i, the Secretary of Public Security, Sedena, the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Hidalgo and the National Guard carried out eight simultaneous searches in Cuautepec.
“With a task force of 378 elements, the following was achieved: the protection of a tunnel connected to a 25-metre-long Pemex pipeline, protection of two clandestine outlets connected to the tunnel, 10 people arrested, the recovery of 38,000 litres of hydrocarbon.
“And the seizure of 12 vehicles and 3 motorcycles, 200 doses of the synthetic drug ‘crystal’, 2,000 grammes of a dry herb with the characteristics of marijuana.”
The investigation is ongoing.
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