Mum forced to watch as cartel abduct son and burn his eyes in horrific torture
A mum was forced to watch as her son was beaten and tortured by a twisted cartel – before they threw her into a well and left her for dead.
Lorena, using a false name to protect her identity, had to flee her home in the town of Aguilla in the central Mexican state of Michoacan after the horrifying attack.
She and her 20-year-old son were abducted by members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel [CJNG] in June.
The ruthless gang, which has expanded across Mexico to become its most powerful cartel, is battling the United Cartels for control of the state.
Lorena rushed out of her house and saw CJNG gunmen beating her son, intent on forcing him to join the gang, VICE World News reports.
She pleaded with them to stop, at which point the thugs kicked her, broke her nose, and dragged the mum several hundred feet down the street.
The pair were then thrown into a truck and driven to a hill far from the town.
Once they arrived, the gangsters burned a plastic rope tied around her son’s neck and put the drops into his eyes.
Lorena was forced to watch for several hours until she was beaten unconscious and thrown into a well.
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She and her other children are staying in a migrant shelter in Tijuana and applying for asylum in the US.
Her son is still missing.
CJNG members have carried out heinous murders and human rights abuses across the country.
In July, the cartel slaughtered several high-ranking Sinaloa Cartel soldiers.
Suspected CJNG members opened fire on Sinaloa Cartel soldiers in the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez on Wednesday, July 7, in front of horrified eyewitnesses.
Ramon Rivera, a Sinaloa Cartel plaza chief in Chiapas, was among the five people killed,Mexico News Dailyreported.
He was said to be travelling with his bodyguards before they were shot at point-blank range.
The CJNG was founded by Nemesio "El Mencho" Oseguera Cervantes, a former ally of Chapo, operates in at least 35 states across Mexico and Puerto Rico.
It has previously downed an army helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade, killed dozens of state officials, and has been known to hang the bodies of its victims from bridges to intimidate its rivals.
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