Chilling Google Maps pic appears to show creepy Mexican cartel members 4 months ago

Chilling Google Maps pic appears to show creepy Mexican cartel members

The frightening foursome are staring right at the camera

A Redditor has captured a chilling image of a gang of people wearing creepy Halloween masks in Mexico.

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In the now-deleted social media post, a user on the r/GoogleMaps subreddit came across a striking image along a road in Moctezuma in the Nacozari De Garcia region of Mexico.

As you can see in the photo below, there are four people simply standing and staring down the Google Maps camera van as it tracks the local area.

The frightening foursome consists of one person stood in a traditional luchador-style wrestling mask, a werewolf, a mystery individual in a balaclava and a hat, as well as a fourth dressed as Ghostface from the Scream movies.

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Cartel members on Google Maps

While many may rightly assume this is just a fun little prank by a few locals taking advantage of the Google Maps van (we've all tried) - and some joked “Did Mario just join Ghostface and the gang?" - another warned: “That’s the cartel. You wanna stay far far away from those masks.”

The rationale behind this theory is that the image is thought to have been taken around the same time a Mexican cartel hitman named Luis Alonso Quintana - commonly known as “El Guacho” - was arrested in connection with the death of three women and six children from back in November 2019.

As per some further web-sleuthing shared in The Sun, the victims were members of the LeBaron family, a group of dual Mexican and American citizens who lived in a fundamentalist Mormon community.

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Just last month, 'El Cano' - the alleged leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, based out Nuevo León - was arrested in a chicken shop in Guadalupe. Cano was arrested after a shootout with police which resulted in two casualties and shocking footage reportedly showed people fleeing the scene after the cartel dropped a bomb from a drone.

The incident was attributed to a new turf war between the Sinaloa and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel - if these four individuals are indeed drug traffickers, it is unclear which outfit they belong to.

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