Watch the terrifying moment Mexican pirates rob boat passengers off the coast of Tabasco.
TOURISTS on board a boat off the shores of Tabasco, Mexico faced terror as it was stormed by armed ‘pirates’.
The horrifying footage captures the moment the five men climbed aboard the riverboat to threaten holidaymakers at gunpoint. The incident took place in Tabasco, the homeland of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who keeps saying that everything is fine in Mexico, and that people is “feliz, feliz, feliz” (happy, happy happy).
A birthday celebration onboard a tourist vessel in the southern Mexican state of Tabasco was cut short when the gang of heavily armed ‘pirates’ made their way onboard to rob passengers.
A group of 34 holidaymakers onboard the ‘Bucanero del Sur’ boat were sent into a state of panic when the five men interrupted the popular Second River cruise, pointing guns at those on board and demanding them to hand over their personal belongings, including of course women’s purses, goldchains, wallets and cellphones.
In the video the voice of the “pirate” can be heard with the typical Tabasco accent (that reminds us of course of López Obrador), saying: “Todos al suelo, cabezas abajo” (lie down on the floor, heads down)… “dame todo el dinero, dame la bolsa, no se muevan (Give all the money, give me the bag, don’t move).
The Yucatan Times Newsroom with information from larazon.com.mx