A Mexican drug cartel have sent a video threat to a rival gang, promising to purge their town of ‘extortions, kidnappings, and fee collections’.
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), one of the country’s largest drug trafficking organisations, sent the recorded message from Uruapan, Michoacán.
While it served as a ‘cordial greeting’ to the city’s civilians, things weren’t quite so friendly towards their rivals, Los Viagras – the cartel led by gangster Nicolás 'El Gordo' Sierra Santana.
CJNG told Los Viagras to ‘let us know where and when’, reassuring the people of Uruapan not to be ‘afraid’.
According to Borderland Beat, which has translated the video, neither group has been willing to back down from the other in the ‘low grade conflict’.
A translation of the message said: “For all the citizenry of Uruapan. We send you a cordial greeting from the Jalisco New Generation Cartel. With respect we reiterate our function as elements of the Jalisco Cartel.
"We are purging this area of extortions, kidnappings, and fee collections. Don’t be afraid townspeople of Uruapan. We’re here to support you guys. This goes out to the following trio of f***ing thieves: Catorce, Galleta, and Piña.
“Just let us know where and when you sons of f***ing b****es. You guys aren’t a part of our group. Gordo Viagra (Nicolás Sierra Santana), there may be people who support you Tepeque (Tepalcatepec, Michoacán).
"But not here. We don’t live off of the fee collections or extortions. With all due to respect to the government personnel. Our war isn’t against you guys. So, don’t be offended.”
CJNG went on to say their rivals looked like ‘baby sitters’ for the United Cartels, saying: “Our teachings are of values. Unlike the Viagras who kill off innocent civilians. And for all the mothers of meth heads.
"It’s best you keep them inside because this purge is serious in nature. Santa Rosa, Tijeria, and Arroba Colorado, you will see that this isn’t a game.”
They then told Los Viagras to ‘stop asking the government for help’, saying 'this is the only way for you guys to exist here'.
The message added: "Moreover, for all the Viagras from El Sabino (El Sabino, Michoacán) who take refuge in the town of El Sabino.
"We already know where you guys hide out. We’re all here nearby and we’re coming after you guys. Every citizen from the town of Uruapan who is paying a fee collection needs to stop paying it. If these guys are demanding payments then by all means take photos and upload them onto social media. We will take care of the rest. We send you all a greeting on behalf of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel."
Featured Image Credit: Jalisco New Generation Cartel/Alamy