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“Up with Criminality!” someone shouts into a microphone.

“Long live Jalisco New Generation!” comes another cry, celebrating one of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels.

The Mexican news outlet Milenio on Tuesday aired video of what it said was a wild, liquor-drenched narco-party in Mexico’s maximum-security Puente Grande prison in the western state of Jalisco.

The crowded prison, home to more than 6,000 inmates, holds many participants in Mexico’s continuing drug wars.

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A unit of the Mexican Federal Police patrols the surroundings of the Puente Grande State prison (background) in Zapotlanejo, Jalisco State, Mexico, on Aug. 9, 2013. (Credit: Hector Guerrero / AFP / Getty Images)