Gunmen in Mexico captured on video kidnapping hospital patient, victim found dismembered

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More and more, life in Mexico resembles a script in a Hollywood action flick, where scenes that would be unthinkable in American society occur on a regular basis.

One thing is clear, brazen drug cartels in Mexico act with little restraint.

A shocking recent surveillance video captured armed gunmen storming a hospital south of the border and snatching a patient. The unfortunate victim was found dismembered after the kidnapping, according to the New York Post.

The footage was obtained by news agency Aristegui Noticias, and shows seven heavily armed men enter the General Hospital of Salvatierra, located in southern Mexico, and begin searching rooms.

The incident took place on Nov. 21, and one of the gunman is seen while holding an apparent security guard at gunpoint.

The gunman eventually find the individual they were seeking and are seen carrying him out — the apparent security guard is left behind, unscathed.

The report said it is unknown who the gunmen were, but there have been two other incidents of armed men storming hospitals to kidnap patients who’d been admitted with gunshot wounds only to later kill them.

It’s unclear why the unidentified patient seen above, who was found dismembered in a neighboring town, was targeted.

There was also a September incident in Morelia, Michoacán, at Hospital Acueducto, where a patient identified as a drug rival was shot execution-style in his hospital bed by at least two men, according to Breitbart News.

The video above surfaced one day after reports of a bloodbath in the Mexican town of Villa Union, in Coahuila state.

At least 21 people were killed when a convoy of gunmen assaulted the town, opening fire with machine guns on city hall. Security forces fought an hour-long gun battle with suspected cartel members.

The murder rate in Mexico has reached record levels, with 29,414 reported homicides so far in 2019, according to Fox News.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador adopted a “hugs, not bullets” policy of not using violence to fight violent drug cartels, and is facing increasing scrutiny over his stance.

Obrador rejected an offer last month from President Donald Trump to help “wipe” the murderous drug cartels from the face of the earth.

Calling the cartels “monsters,” Trump tweeted: “This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth.”

In declining the offer, Obrador said, “It’s not in agreement with our convictions. The worst thing is war.”

President Trump made the offer after a cartel ambushed and killed a group of Americans — six young children and three women living in a Mormon community in Mexico.

Meanwhile, the Mexican  government said on Sunday it had detained several suspects in the slaying of the U.S. citizens, according to The New York Times.

And while Trump said last week he is moving to designate drug cartels in Mexico as terror organizations, Obrador is adamant that he will not accept any assistance from the U.S. in battling the drug cartels.

“We won’t accept any kind of intervention. We’re a free and sovereign country,” he said, according to the newspaper.

Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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