- A threatening message by a drug cartel also found
- Jalisco New Generation drug cartel locked in a turf war
- Cartels fighting for control of lucrative fuel theft business
The heads were found Thursday night on the hood of the car in the city of Tlacotlalpan, along with a threatening message signed by the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel, according to a police report obtained by AFP.
The powerful drug cartel is locked in a turf war in the area with another cartel, Los Zetas, according to a prosecution source who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The cartels are fighting for control of the region's lucrative fuel theft business, the source said.
Violence fueled by Mexico's multi-billion-dollar cartels has surged in recent months, making 2017 the most murderous year on record, with 23,101 homicides between January and November.
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