9 Bodies found in Truck in Western Mexico

9 Bodies found in Truck in Western Mexico

The discovery of the bodies, which have not yet been identified, took place in the town of Zitácuaro, the state prosecutor’s office said in a statement. They had apparently gunshot wounds

The bodies of eight men and a woman were found Monday in a cargo van in a city in Michoacán, a state in southwestern Mexico where violence and activity by different organized crime groups have intensified.

The discovery of the bodies, which have not yet been identified, took place in the town of Zitácuaro, the state prosecutor’s office said in a statement. They had apparently gunshot wounds.

Authorities did not comment on the possible motive.

Zitácuaro is about 150 kilometers west of Mexico City and away from the Michoacán area around the Aguililla municipality, which is at the center of the dispute between the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel and the group known as the United Cartels, at the that criminals coming from old local groups were integrated. In that area, the security forces were attacked even with drones loaded with explosives.

However, the entire state is immersed in this war between criminal organizations that are dedicated to drug trafficking, extortion, robbery and kidnapping of businessmen and producers, which has forced dozens of families to displace, according to local defense organizations. from the human rights.

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