The Mexican drug war has left more than 30,000 dead since December 2006, courtesy of drug cartels fighting between themselves and against the security forces to gain control of the lucrative smuggling routes to the USA. One of the most ruthless cartel is known as "La Familia", a quasi-religious drug gang led by Nazario Moreno González (aka: El Chayo); he was killed in a shootout with the federal police about 3 weeks ago. He preached his organization's "divine right" to torture and kill their rivals (decapitation or disolved in acid is quite common).
As it turns out, Nazario Moreno Gonsalez was an ex-JW who used his recruiting skills to adoctrinatepeople into working as gunmen and vested them with the "divine justice" to kill cartel rivals.
In this report in Spanish (http://impreso.milenio.com/node/8880342 ) it is reported that the Catholic episcopate in Mexico is warning the public on the growing danger of dealing with a Christian fundamentalist organization (La Familia Michoacana Cartel) dedicated to transnational crime.