Top State Law Enforcement Commander Beheaded By Cartel In Mexico
New wave of violence from Cartel sparks panic amongst authorities
A top state law enforcement commander was kidnapped by a group of cartel gunmen in Cancun before being tortured and beheaded, according to reports.
The case had reportedly exposed a wave of corruption were officials favor specific criminal organizations over others.
Authorities found the decapitated body of the commander of the Quintana Roo State Police, Jose Antonio Archi Yama, on Sunday, according to Noticaribe.
The gunmen, from Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), reportedly kidnapped Archi Yama on Thursday, sparking a massive search as authorities attempted to cover up the case before being forced to confirm the kidnapping and murder.
In the video, Archi Yama can be seen in police uniform with a rifle, apparently being forced to claim he had direct orders to fight the CJNG and allow “Los Rojos” to take over the region.
Archi Yama claimed he received orders form Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez, the state’s top law enforcement official Albert Capella, along with another man name Commander Aquiles.
Not long after Archi Yama’s body was recovered, Governor Joaquin Gonzalez expressed outrage and claim he would continue fighting organized crime.
Gonzales added that his predecessors did collude with criminal organizations.
Cancun is seeing a sharp escalation in violence.
En Quintana Roo condenamos y combatimos enérgicamente la violencia y la pérdida de vidas humanas. Mantendremos toda la firmeza en el combate al crimen, las numerosas detenciones e incautaciones les están causando daño y pérdidas a los delincuentes— Carlos Joaquín (@CarlosJoaquin) September 22, 2019
Rival cartels continue to fight for control of human and drug trafficking routes, in addition to the local underground sex trade.
In previous executions, cartels called out Alberto Capella for allegedly favoring specific organizations.
Trump was asked whether his administration is contemplating designating entire cartels or just factions, as terrorist groups.
"We are. We are,” Trump said.
"We’re thinking about doing it very seriously. In fact, we’ve been thinking about it for a long time.”
“It’s psychological, but it’s also economic,” Trump continued.
“As terrorists — as terrorist organizations, the answer is yes. They are.”