Mexican soldiers guard a crime scene in downtown Tijuana in April 2019. Photo: AFP

19 bodies hung from bridge or hacked up in Mexican narco ‘turf war’

  • Killing spree marks return to grisly massacres by drug cartels at height of country’s 2006-2012 drug war
  • Gruesome display next to banner bearing initials of violent Jalisco gang meant to ‘intimidate rivals and send message to authorities’, expert says
Topic |   Mexico

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Mexican soldiers guard a crime scene in downtown Tijuana in April 2019. Photo: AFP
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A courtroom sketch depicts Andrea Velez (left), a former associate of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, reading an impact statement during a sentencing hearing in New York on Wednesday. Image: Jane Rosenberg via Reuters

Mexican drug lord El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison

  • Guzman was convicted of smuggling hundreds of tonnes of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the US
  • During his trial, jurors heard from 56 witnesses, who described the cartel boss beating, shooting and even burying alive those who got in his way
Topic |   Drugs

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A courtroom sketch depicts Andrea Velez (left), a former associate of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, reading an impact statement during a sentencing hearing in New York on Wednesday. Image: Jane Rosenberg via Reuters
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