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NARCO BLOG: Renamed Cartel- Knights Templar- First Victim Appears- WARNING EXPLICIT PHOTOS
Photo: Knights Templar Murder
La Familia Michoacán, a criminal organization known for its violence and its narcotics trafficking — mainly methamphetamine production — is looking to re-emerge under the name of the Knights Templar. La Familia Michoacana is a partner of the Gulf Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel and has stepped up its presence in northern Mexico in its fight against the Zetas.
La Familia is also the main supplier of methamphetamine in the United States, according to U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency documents.
By giving themselves a title a that is typically associated with a charitable and benign group, said George W. Grayson, a professor at the College of William and Mary and author of Mexico: Narco Violence and a Failed State.
A Few Days ago Narco Banners were spread throughout the area stating that La Familia Michoacana was renaming themselves to the Knights Templar.
“Our commitment with society will be the: safeguarding of order, preventing robberies, kidnappings and extortions and to shield the state from rival organizations,” the banners stated.
Last night the first victim of Knights Templar was found hanging from a bridge. The bridge is in Pátzcuaro-Morelia highway, right in the town of Lagunillas. The deceased had a narco message on him that said:
” WE KILLED HIM FOR BEING A BANDIT AND A KIDNAPPER. SINCERELY, KNIGHTS TEMPLAR”
So far the victim has not been identified, and no arrests have been made.
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