Mexico troops find 72 bodies in rural locale

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican marines found the dumped bodies of 72 people at a rural location in northern Mexico following a shootout with suspected drug cartel gunmen that left one marine and three suspects dead, the Navy reported late Tuesday.

The cadavers of 58 men and 14 women were found at a spot near the Gulf coast south of the border city of Matamoros. It appears to be the largest drug-cartel body dumping ground found in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug trafficking in late 2006.

via Mexico troops find 72 bodies in rural locale – World news – Americas – msnbc.com.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*