According to El País, an international publication, two teenagers confessed to authorities that they were forced to eat the flesh of their victims as an initiation into the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) in Mexico earlier this year.
The publication reported that the 16- and 17-year-olds told officials in Tabasco, a Mexican state on the southern tip of the country, some flesh-eating occurred in May during an incident involving the CJNG.
Cartel members, the publication reported, busted into a car dealership in Tabasco on motorcycles, decapitated five people and left a signed note on May 22.
Four days later, another dismembered body was discovered west of Tabasco in Nacajuca, according to El País.
After authorities connected both incidents to the CJNG, they discovered parts of the body found in Nacajuca stored in a freezer in one of the cartel’s houses, according to El País. The teenage members of the cartel were drugged and had to eat some of the victim’s flesh, the publication reported.