Mexico: 49 bodies, some mutilated, found

The bodies of 43 men and six women were found in the town of San Juan on the non-toll highway to the border city of Reynosa.

Last Updated: May 13, 2012, 23:14 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Monterrey: Mexican police on Sunday found 49 bodies, at least some of them mutilated, dumped in black plastic bags near the northern city of Monterrey.

The bodies of 43 men and six women were found in the town of San Juan on the non-toll highway to the border city of Reynosa at about 4 am, a law enforcement official said.

Authorities have closed off the highway.

The discovery echoes several other recent cases in which drug gangs have left bodies scattered in public places as warnings to rivals. Thirty-five bodies were left at a freeway overpass in the city of Veracruz in September. Twenty-six were found in November in Guadalajara. So far this month, 23 bodies were found dumped or hanging in the city of Nuevo Laredo and 18 were found along a highway south of Guadalajara.

(With Agency’s inputs)