Academy Award-winning director Guillermo Del Toro expressed outrage over the case of three film students who were kidnapped, murdered, and dissolved in acid at the hands of Mexican cartel gunmen.
As Breitbart Texas reported, officials with the Jalisco Attorney General’s Office revealed the details surrounding the death of three film students who went missing in March. Authorities revealed that Mexico’s Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) is believed responsible for the acts.
The filmmaker used his social media platform to raise awareness about the case and call for justice. “There are not enough words to understand the dimensions of this craziness,” Guillermo Del Toro said on Twitter. “Three students were murdered and dissolved in acid. The ‘why’ is unthinkable and terrifying.”
Las palabras no alcanzan para entender la dimensión de esta locura. 3 estudiantes son asesinados y disueltos en ácido. El ¨porqué¨ es impensable, el ¨como¨ es aterrador.
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) April 24, 2018
The three students are not believed to have direct links to organized crime and were kidnapped while filming a school project at a cabin that unbeknownst to them, was being used as a cartel stash house. Dozens of vats with acid and human remains were recovered and authorities are working to fully confirm that they contain Javier Salomon Aceves Gastelum (25), Jesús Daniel Díaz García (20), and Marco Francisco García Ávalos (20).
The outrage caused by more gruesome murders comes weeks before Mexico is set to hold its presidential election. Despite constant government assurances, the lack of security conditions is expected to be one of the main issues for voters.
Tony Aranda is a contributing writer for Breitbart Texas.