SHOCKING images show dead bodies piled up on the floor of a Mexican morgue in a city dubbed the most violent in the world.
Cartel drug violence has left the Forensic Medical Centre in Tijuana overflowing with corpses as the city suffers six murders every day.
Horrifying images show bodies piled up in a morgue overflowing with corpses[/caption]
In disturbing images, dozens of bodies and severed limbs can been seen strewn across the floor of the morgue, with blood splattered on the walls.
Relatives taken to the centre to identify their loved ones said their butchered remains were unrecognisable and compared the scenes to a war zone.
Tijuana, which has a population of just over two million, is in the state of Baja California in Mexico close to the border with the United States.
State coordinator of the institution Cesar Raul Gonzalez Vaca initially refused to confirm if the photos had been taken in Tijuana.
But he has now admitted that the facilities in Tijuana were overcrowded with corpses and assured reporters the bodies were no longer on the floor.
They showed us my husband… he was already falling apart, he was almost fallen apart, he was unrecognisable and that is inhuman.
Nancy, Relative of the Deceased
One relative named Nancy said: “They showed us my husband, and they showed them to us in a very critical condition as they don’t have a refrigerator, he was already falling apart, he was almost fallen apart, he was unrecognisable and that is inhuman.”
In the past weeks over 190 bodies have arrived at the centre which has a capacity is for 150, according to local media.
The president of the Superior Court of State Justice, Salvador Juan Ortiz Morales, claimed that the refrigerators had needed cleaning and someone took those photos when they were emptied.
Morales also said that the centre is undergoing an expansion project.
According to figures from the National Public Security System, last year was one of the most violent years in Tijuana’s history with over 2000 homicides, which is an average of six murders per day.
Tijuana is considered to be the most violent municipality in the world, according to local media.
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Human trafficking and drug running by different criminal groups and the rivalry between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Tijuana Cartel is said to have fuelled the carnage.
The Tijuana Cartel or Arellano-Felix Organization is a Mexican drug cartel based in Tijuana which is described as “one of the most violent criminal groups in Mexico.”
While the Sinaloa Cartel is an international drug trafficking, money laundering, and organised crime syndicate primarily based in the city of Culiacan in Sinaloa and operates in several Mexican states among which is Baja California.
The facility received 190 bodies and was forced to leave some stacked in hallways in horrifying images[/caption]
Tijuana cops have been locked in a war on drugs for years as drugs and human trafficking continue to fuel the carnage[/caption]
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