Editor’s note: The photo in this story is extremely graphic and will be offensive to some readers.
A disturbing and graphic photo out of Mexico reportedly shows the dead bodies of seven men, propped up in plastic chairs and displayed on a busy roundabout. The men appear to have been executed, a grisly reminder of how brutal Mexico can be.
The bodies were found near a Pepsi bottling plant in the Mexican city of Uruapan, Reuters reports. Some of the dead bodies had their hands and feet bound.
Even more disturbing, the corpses had messages nailed to their chests with ice picks, SkyNews reports. The messages warned that criminals would face even more violence, however, the killers did not identify themselves.
“Warning: This is going to happen to muggers, pickpockets, kidnappers, rapists and extortionists,” one of the notes read.
Earlier this week, authorities found the bodies of seven men inside plastic chairs placed along the side of a street in the drug-plagued Mexican state of Michoacan, while another seven people, including three federal agents, were killed in neighboring Guerrero.
“More than 60,000 people are estimated to have lost their lives since the start of Mexico’s war on drugs under former president Felipe Calderon. An official report released in February 2013 showed that more than 26,000 people were reported missing in those six years,” the Huffington Post notes.
The Associated press contributed to this report.