A public market in the central Mexico City of Toluca was set to fire on Monday after the discovery of two bodies. The killing incident was claimed to be connected with the Familia Michoacana drug cartel according to the report of CBS News.
Toluca public market had been attacked by masked gunmen on Monday and the place was set to fire.
According to Mexican authorities, the suspects in the killing incident arrived at the crime scene, opened fire, and scattered flammable substances to some part of the market area before setting it on fire and fleeing hurriedly.
The prosecutors reported to CBS News that nine died due to that killing incident, three of these are below 18 years old.
Until now, the nine victims of the killing incident were not yet identified. The killing incident at Toluca happened a week after the discovery of two hacked-up bodies. These two human hacked-up bodies with cartel messages were scattered in different parts of the city.
The killing incident at Toluca that happened after the discovery of dead bodies and cartel messages was said to be connected with the Familia Michoacana drug cartel according to the report of CBS News.
Familia Michoacana Drug Cartel
Familia Michoacana came from the nearby state of Michoacan in around the 2000s. This family has been chased out from its home state and had found a new life in Mexico.
The US Justice Department said that Familia Michoacana has been known for ambushes of Mexican police and some residents in Guerrero, a nearby state of Mexico. “The drug cartel of Familia Michoacana has specialized in methamphetamine production and smuggling, along with other synthetic drugs”, the US Justice Department added.
Familia Michoacana was sanctioned last year by the U.S. Treasury Department for manufacturing fentanyl pills or commonly called “rainbow” aimed to be used by children.
The Mexican police were investigating as to why private security abandoned their post during the killing incident.