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The police have found more than 40 skulls, a fetus in a glass jar and dozens of bones alongside a & # 39; satanic & # 39; altar in the burrow of suspected drug traffickers in Mexico City

The police have found more than 40 skulls, a fetus in a glass jar and dozens of bones alongside a & # 39; satanic & # 39; altar in the burrow of suspected drug traffickers in Mexico City.

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Four of the skulls were built in the altar in the Tepito neighborhood, where the police arrested 31 people on Tuesday on suspicion of drug cartel activity.

The suspects, 26 men and five women, all belong to the La Union Tepito cartel. A judge has now ordered the release of 27 of the suspects.

The police have found more than 40 skulls, a fetus in a glass jar and dozens of bones alongside a & # 39; satanic & # 39; altar in the burrow of suspected drug traffickers in Mexico City

The police have found more than 40 skulls, a fetus in a glass jar and dozens of bones alongside a & # 39; satanic & # 39; altar in the burrow of suspected drug traffickers in Mexico City

In the Morelos colony, two laboratories for the preparation of synthetic drugs were found and 50 kilograms of chemical precursors were seized, as well as more than 2.5 tonnes of cannabis, cocaine and methamphetamine

In the Morelos colony, two laboratories for the preparation of synthetic drugs were found and 50 kilograms of chemical precursors were seized, as well as more than 2.5 tonnes of cannabis, cocaine and methamphetamine

In the Morelos colony, two laboratories for the preparation of synthetic drugs were found and 50 kilograms of chemical precursors were seized, as well as more than 2.5 tonnes of cannabis, cocaine and methamphetamine

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A photo distributed by the Attorney General of Mexico City's office showed skulls clustered around the altar, with a cross behind it decorated with a horned wooden face mask.

To the right of the altar was a painted wall full of symbols, including a pyramid with a hand on it, celestial bodies and the head of a goat with a hexagram between its horns, according to photos of the room published by local media.

Various objects stood in front of the wall, including dozens of wooden sticks with colored markings.

The suspects, 26 men and five women, all belong to the La Union Tepito cartel. A judge has now ordered the release of 27 of the suspects. Depicted is the police raid

The suspects, 26 men and five women, all belong to the La Union Tepito cartel. A judge has now ordered the release of 27 of the suspects. Depicted is the police raid

The suspects, 26 men and five women, all belong to the La Union Tepito cartel. A judge has now ordered the release of 27 of the suspects. Depicted is the police raid

Authorities have so far found 42 skulls and are still investigating where they came from.

Some of the skulls were covered with blood, which, according to an unnamed specialist, is the result of a Santeria ritual performed to prevent arrest.

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Santeria is an African-American religion of Yoruba origin. The word means worship of saints and is influenced and synchronized with Roman Catholicism. Some rituals related to Santeria are praying to and sacrificing to Santa Muerte (Saint Death).

Local resident Martha N reportedly claimed that members of the La Union Tepito gang performed satanic rituals every three days to get lucky in their alleged criminal activity and & # 39; immune & # 39; to become bullets.

Researchers also discovered knives, 40 jawbones, the fetus and 30 leg or arm bones at the site, the office said. It was not yet clear whether the fetus was a human, the spokeswoman said.

The arrests took place during a raid on five houses in the Peralvillo and Tepito colonies, in the municipality of Cuauhtemoc, in Mexico City, Mexican capital in a joint operation between the Minister of Civil Security, the General Prosecutor and the Army of Mexico.

Some of the skulls were covered with blood, which, according to an unnamed specialist, is the result of a Santeria religious ritual performed to prevent arrest. Depicted is the police raid

Some of the skulls were covered with blood, which, according to an unnamed specialist, is the result of a Santeria religious ritual performed to prevent arrest. Depicted is the police raid

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Some of the skulls were covered with blood, which, according to an unnamed specialist, is the result of a Santeria religious ritual performed to prevent arrest. Depicted is the police raid

Tepito, north of the historic center of the capital, has long been known as a hotbed of illegal commercial activities.

The release of almost all of the suspects arrested in the raid of the forest of hidden tunnels and suspected drug laboratories in Tepito was seen as a setback for the government, struggling to get a grip on chronic gang violence.

Authorities are investigating to find out how many victims were killed in the place, who they are and where the rest of their bodies are.

Omar Garcia Harfuch, chief of police in Mexico City, told local media that the gang received protection from the authorities of the capital's government, meaning that they may have been warned of the raids causing the alleged gang leader, nicknamed El Lunares, to escape.

Officers also grabbed 13 pistols, 13 long guns, a grenade launcher tube, 17 clips for long weapons, 37 for hands, 1,520 ammunition and five grenades
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Officers also grabbed 13 pistols, 13 long guns, a grenade launcher tube, 17 clips for long weapons, 37 for hands, 1,520 ammunition and five grenades

Officers also grabbed 13 pistols, 13 long guns, a grenade launcher tube, 17 clips for long weapons, 37 for hands, 1,520 ammunition and five grenades

Omar Garcia Harfuch, chief of police in Mexico City, told local media that the gang received protection from the authorities of the capital's government, meaning that they may have been warned of the raids causing the alleged gang leader, nicknamed El Lunares, to escape

Omar Garcia Harfuch, chief of police in Mexico City, told local media that the gang received protection from the authorities of the capital's government, meaning that they may have been warned of the raids causing the alleged gang leader, nicknamed El Lunares, to escape

Omar Garcia Harfuch, chief of police in Mexico City, told local media that the gang received protection from the authorities of the capital's government, meaning that they may have been warned of the raids causing the alleged gang leader, nicknamed El Lunares, to escape

Authorities reported that there was a tunnel connecting one of the robbed houses with a street further away and it is believed that El Lunares escaped through it

Authorities reported that there was a tunnel connecting one of the robbed houses with a street further away and it is believed that El Lunares escaped through it

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Authorities reported that there was a tunnel connecting one of the robbed houses with a street further away and it is believed that El Lunares escaped through it

The authorities have reported that in the area known as Peralvillo, a tunnel has been found that connects the street of Tenochtitlan with one of the robbed houses and it is believed that El Lunares has escaped through it.

In the Morelos colony, two laboratories for the preparation of synthetic drugs were found and 50 kilograms of chemical precursors were seized, as well as more than 2.5 tonnes of cannabis, cocaine and methamphetamine.

In the third and fourth houses, 13 pistols were seized, 13 long guns, a grenade launcher tube, 17 clips for long weapons, 37 for hands, 1,520 ammunition and five grenades.

In the fifth building, vehicles, cannabis and 1.5 million pesos (£ 60,800) were seized.

The investigation is still ongoing.

To the right of the altar was a painted wall full of symbols, including a pyramid with a hand on it, celestial bodies and the head of a goat with a hexagram between its horns, according to photos of the room published by local media

To the right of the altar was a painted wall full of symbols, including a pyramid with a hand on it, celestial bodies and the head of a goat with a hexagram between its horns, according to photos of the room published by local media

To the right of the altar was a painted wall full of symbols, including a pyramid with a hand on it, celestial bodies and the head of a goat with a hexagram between its horns, according to photos of the room published by local media

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