A pregnant woman and two men have been thrown from a moving vehicle after having their hands amputated by a Mexican drug cartel, as punishment for alleged acts of robbery.
The incident happened in the Central Mexican state of Guanajuato.
The victims, who remain in a critical condition, were rescued by witnesses near the town of Silao, Guanajuato.
The Prosecutor General has opened an investigation into the events. All three are believed to be between the age of 22 and 25.
The victims were accused by CJNG of robbery.
A note attached to one of the men read: “This happened to me for being a thief, and because I didn’t respect hard working people and continued to rob them. Anyone who does the same will suffer. Signed Elite Group.”.
The Elite Group are a notoriously vicious enforcement arm of the CJNG.