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Suspected Drug Dealers Mutilated in Jalisco; One Killed


Mexican police secure the area where six people were found alive with their hands cut off along with another person who was killed in Tlaquepaque, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2016,photo: AP/Fernando Carranza
Mexican police secure the area where six people were found alive with their hands cut off along with another person who was killed in Tlaquepaque, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2016,photo: AP/Fernando Carranza
Investigators think that the killing and mutilations were related to an unpaid debt within a drug gang

Authorities in Jalisco announced Tuesday that they had discovered one person dead and six others alive but with their hands mutilated outside of an event hall in Tlaquepaque, a town close to Guadalajara.

Jalisco Prosecutor Eduardo Almaguer said that the victims were discovered on Monday night, and that the six survivors were taken to the hospital. Almaguer said that the victims, one woman and six men, are between 25 and 44 years old.

Investigators think that the killing and mutilations were related to an unpaid debt within a drug gang.

Almaguer called the violent incident a “settling of scores” among drug traffickers.

Two people are currently in custody related to the crime.