Mexican Drug Cartel Gears Up For World Cup by Using a Soccer Ball for Torture

January 12, 2010

For any high school students looking to take their guidance counselor’s advice and enter the exciting field of international drug trafficking, perhaps it’s time to reconsider. You know, in case their health care plan doesn’t cover dismemberment or extensive torture.

Just ask Juarez cartel dealer Hugo Hernandez, who recently met his demise after a rival gang “skinned his face and stitched it onto a soccer ball.”

According to reports, “torture and beheadings are almost daily occurrences” in the Mexican drug wars and that this particular murder was likely over marijuana distribution.

On a related note, the entire country is getting really excited for ESPN’s 3D coverage of their national team’s opening match against South Africa at the World Cup.

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