Mexican Authorities Say 10 More Bodies Found in Apparent Battle Among Rival Drug Cartels
VERACRUZ, Mexico -- Mexican officials say 10 more bodies have been found in what appears to be more bloodshed in the battle between rival cartels for control of drug trafficking in the port city of Veracruz.
The discoveries raise the number of deaths since Sept. 20 to at least 75 as the relatively new Jalisco New Generation gang claims to be attacking members of the Zetas cartel.
A statement Saturday from the Veracruz state prosecutor's office says seven dead were found piled in a pickup truck late Friday. Three more dead were found on roadsides in two other locations earlier in the day.
Police found 32 bodies left in three houses in Veracruz on Thursday. On Sept. 20, masked gunmen dumped the bodies of 35 slaying victims onto a busy avenue there.