Seven bodies found in Mexico

Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 16:30

Mexico City: As many as seven dismembered and burned bodies have been found on a highway in the Mexican state of Michoacan, News agencies reported on Sunday.

According to media reports, the bodies were discovered in plastic bags in a pickup truck near the border between Michoacan and Jalisco states.

The killings had all the hallmarks of a drug gang attack, said a local official.

Last Sunday, 17 mutilated bodies were found along the same highway in Jalisco.

Over 50,000 people have been killed the country in drug-related violence since Mexico`s outgoing President Felipe Calderon launched the war on drugs in 2006.

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First Published: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 13:06
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