Mexican police received a tip-off from frightened passerby, when someone noticed a pair of feet sticking out from a luxury suitcase. In Veracruz, Mexico, which is essentially run by drug cartels, many often go missing.
Police found a dismembered body in the suitcase, which was dumped next to a house not too far from the Gulf coast.
Like something out of a movie, the police were able to figure out that the man was kidnapped and tortured before finally being killed and hacked apart, most likely by drug cartels in the area. The police are now carrying out a special operation against organized crime in that area.
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A dead body was found stuffed into a suitcase – after passers-by spotted a pair of feet poking out of the top.
The mutilated corpse of a man, who officials said had been tortured, was found stuffed into the luggage, which was then zipped shut.
But it was clearly not possible to fit the victim’s feet inside the case – so they were left sticking outside it.
The luxury blue suitcase was spotted dumped in a forested area in the state of Veracruz, in Mexico.
But the body was only discovered after locals noticed a pair of feet, with black socks, protruding from inside and went to investigate the contents.
Police were called the town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto where they examined the body.
They found that the unnamed man had been tortured and killed before his dismembered body was shoved inside the suitcase.
Mexican police and army are currently carrying out a special operation in the area. The clampdown is taking place in the forest area, which is hotbed of organised crime.
Armed gangs regularly use secluded woodland spots for criminal activities including executions.
The authorities are now attempting to arrest armed gangs operating across the region.
There have been hundreds of unsolved disappearances in the eastern state of Veracruz.
Extortion and kidnappings are not uncommon, and more than a dozen journalists have been killed there over the past five years.
In December, the US Department of State warned citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas.
But there is currently “no advisory in effect” in Veracruz.