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Mexican traffickers defy crackdown with gory public challenges ; Gangs use brazen displays to intimidate
[Chicago Final Edition]
Chicago Tribune - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Watson, Julie
Date: Apr 13, 2007
Start Page: 10
Section: News
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Drug lords have long used grisly killings and torture to communicate with rival gangs and police. The former Amado Fuentes Carrillo cartel in Ciudad Juarez used to cut off the fingers of snitches and shove them down their throats. Others who crossed drug lords were given a "Colombian necktie," in which the victims' tongues were pulled through their slashed throats.

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