COATZACOALCOS, Veracruz.-Graphic video shows armed subjects decapitating two men, one of them being Agustín Javier Ronson González, alleged owner of the bar in Coatzacoalcos that left 26 dead after being firebombed.
After the interrogation, one of the assassins relays a threatening message: "This is going to happen to all the 'chapulines' here no drugs are sold without a seal. (...) The whole south already has an owner"
In the world of drug trafficking, a "chapulín" is someone who abandons criminal organizations and chooses to become independent, or who jumps from one criminal gang to another.The video was broadcast on social networks hours before the massacre in this place of nightlife, one of the bloodiest in recent years.
Most violent acts in the state of Veracruz occur as a result of the war between the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and Los Zetas, two of the main drug trafficking groups operating in the state.
One of the most recent massacres occurred on the night of April 19, 2019 when 14 people were killed at a birthday party in Minatitlan.