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49 dismembered bodies found in Mexico

05-14-2012 09:10 BJT

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Mexican authorities have found 49 dismembered bodies on a highway near the northern industrial city of Monterrey. The gruesome find is the latest in a string of suspected drug related killings in the country.

The body parts were found stuffed into bags in the early hours of Sunday. It follows a similar incident last Wednesday, when 18 victims were found decapitated and dismembered near Mexico’s second-largest city, Guadalajara. Both cities are in the state of Nuevo Leon, which has seen escalating violence between rival drug cartels.

Forensic technicians remove a body from a crime scene in the municipality of
Cadereyta May 13, 2012.

More than 47,000 people are thought to have been killed in drug-related attacks since President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on organized crime in 2006.

Forensic experts examine the area where dozens of bodies, some of them mutilated,
were found on a highway connecting the northern Mexican metropolis of Monterrey to
the U.S. border in the town of San Juan near the city of Monterrey, Mexico, Sunday,
May 13, 2012.

Federal police on a vehicle guard one of the three forensic trucks where several
bodies were placed after dozens of bodies, some of them mutilated, were found on a
highway connecting the northern Mexican metropolis of Monterrey to the U.S. border
found in the Km 47 of the Reynosa-Cadereyta road in the town of San Juan near the
city of Monterrey, Mexico, Sunday, May 13, 2012.

A forensic technician carries a bag with evidence at a crime scene in the
municipality of Cadereyta May 13, 2012.

Forensic technicians work at a crime scene in the municipality of Cadereyta May 13,
2012.

 

 

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