Gunmen kill 15 at strip club in Mexico while hunting rival cartel members in fuel turf war

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A Mexican cartel allegedly unleashed another deadly attack against a rival organization, this time leaving 15 innocent people dead at a strip club.

Federal authorities signaled the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel for carrying out Saturday's massacre at La Playa Men’s Club in Salamanca, which targeted suspected members of the New Jalisco Generation Cartel [NJGN], according to reports from Mexican news outlet Milenio.

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On Monday, the Guanajuato Attorney General's Office announced that most of the victims were employees of the Federal Electricity Commission.


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At least seven gunmen arrived on trucks before they raided the club and opened fire at customers, which left seven people injured.

The planned assault gave the attackers ample to time to escape the gentlemen's club without being caught by responding police officers.

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Still video images from a CCTV camera inside La Playa Men’s Club show two of the attackers carrying military assault rifles.

No arrests have been reported.

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Investigators revealed that the bullet casings matched those that were used in previous shootings.

The bloodbath was the second savage attack in over a month that the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel has launched on the NJGN in a battle over turf control of the illegal oil tapping business or ‘huachicoleo’.

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Salamanca is home to about 140,000 people. The main pipeline of state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) in Guanajuato state runs through the city.

Fuel theft is a massive black market industry in Mexico that has thrived with the help of corrupt officials and company insiders.

Year - Fuel - Theft - Pemex

Every year, fuel theft costs Pemex about $3 billion, according...
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