close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Bags of charred human remains found in northern Mexico

Police found nine plastic bags and a barrel filled with charred human remains in Mexico`s northern state of Durango, officials said Sunday about the latest grim find tied to a brutal drug war.



Durango: Police found nine plastic bags and a barrel filled with charred human remains in Mexico`s northern state of Durango, officials said Sunday about the latest grim find tied to a brutal drug war.
A military patrol on Saturday discovered the human remains, which included some bones, in the town of Santiago Papasquiaro, located in Mexico`s so-called "Golden Triangle" of Durango, Sinaloa and Chihuahua states, where drug traffickers grow marijuana and opium poppies.

Gerardo Ortiz of the Durango prosecutor`s office said it had not yet been determined how many bodies had been charred.

In the state`s capital, also named Durango, a total of 104 bodies buried in mass graves have been found so far since April 11. Most have not yet been identified.

Mexico`s government blames a bloody struggle between feuding drug gangs for the deaths of at least 34,600 people since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon launched a nationwide crackdown that has so far failed to stem the tide of violence.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

Video: Suspected Kashmiri militants play cricket with AK47 as wicket

Nice, France: A year later, through the eyes of a Muslim

Top 5 inventions from Israel (Tech check)

Judaism, India's oldest foreign religion

Vegetarian beef farmer puts cows to pasture

Disabled dogs in Taiwan get hot new wheels