MEXICO city | Fourteen bodies were found Friday on a road in northern Mexico, where do the gangs linked to organized crime, announced the local authorities.
“The public prosecutor’s office has confirmed that the body discovered this morning are the number of 14 “, said in a press release the government of the State of Zacatecas.
Rolled in blankets, the bodies had been spotted at dawn by motorists on a road in the municipality of Fresnillo.
According to the local prosecutor, Francisco Murillo, four bodies have already been identified. It is of four men from a town located 150 kms from Fresnillo and ” reported missing a few days ago “.
The State of Zacatecas is located on one of the main routes of drug transport to the United States.
According to experts, at least three groups of local criminals, with ties to powerful drug cartels of Sinaloa and the “Jalisco new generation” fought for control of this territory.
Despite the progression of the pandemic coronavirus in Mexico, the violence has not abated.
On Wednesday, sixteen people were killed in clashes between rival gangs of drug traffickers to Tepuche, a rural community of the mexican State of Sinaloa (north-east).
On Friday, the security officer of the city of Mexico, Omar Garcia Harfuch, was wounded by bullets in an attack by drug traffickers that killed three. Mr. Harfuch showed the finger to the cartel ” Jalisco new generation “.
Since 2006, Mexico has deployed the army in the country to confront organised crime. But this “war on drugs” has also unleashed a wave of violence unprecedented in the country, with about 290 000 homicides since that date.
The experts feel that this strategy has fragmented the cartels into smaller cells and more violent.