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127 bodies uncovered in mass graves in Mexico (Near the U.S. border)
AFP via NEWS.com.au ^ | April 13, 2011 | AFP

Posted on 04/13/2011 8:33:59 AM PDT by Qbert

AT least 11 more bodies were found in five new mass graves in north Mexico, bringing the total to 127 corpses uncovered near the US border, with officials earlier accusing the Zetas drug gang of most of the killings.

The mass graves in Sinaloa state on the Pacific coast held 11 bodies, including two of women, said an official with Sinaloa prosecutor's office, hours after authorities said yesterday (today AEDT) 116 bodies had been uncovered in graves in Tamaulipas state, in the northeast.

The Mexican government accused the Zetas gang of the Tamaulipas killings, but by late yesterday officials had not late named suspects over the graves found on a Sinaloa ranch.

However a prosecution source said on condition of anonymity that messages were found on the site apparently authored by the Zeta group, as well as messages from members of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel.

Police have detained 17 suspects in the Tamaulipas cases, and believe gunmen from the notoriously violent cartel dragged the victims off buses passing through the San Fernando area of Tamaulipas state.

"We can confirm that a total of 116 people have been found dead as a result of criminal actions apparently caused by actions by the Zetas criminal group," Attorney General Marisela Morales told reporters earlier.

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Tamaulipas state officials said at least six buses have been attacked by gunmen this year and several passengers kidnapped.

Residents told local media the real toll is far higher.

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Separately, the US consulate in the Tamaulipas city of Matamoros said at least one American was kidnapped while travelling in one of the held-up buses.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: border; illegalimmigration; mexico; sanfernando
But the border's "safer than ever", right Janet?...
1 posted on 04/13/2011 8:34:05 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Just doing the jobs Americans won’t do.


2 posted on 04/13/2011 8:44:09 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Qbert

Americans using drugs is a victimless crime.


3 posted on 04/13/2011 8:49:20 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Qbert
"Staring down their collective noses at the little people..."
4 posted on 04/13/2011 8:50:37 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Qbert

Mass graves found in former Yugoslavia; NATO intervenes.

Mass graves in Mexico; Calderon, Obama, Napolitano fiddle.


5 posted on 04/13/2011 8:55:31 AM PDT by Molon Labbie
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To: Molon Labbie

Interestingly, the local residents think the numbers are higher. Mexico has in the past lied about the deaths in events like hurricanes and earthquakes.


6 posted on 04/13/2011 9:14:20 AM PDT by rovenstinez (.)
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To: Qbert

And they already know they were killed with American guns and ammo they stream across the border in the millions each year.
Or, were they hacked up with machetes?


7 posted on 04/13/2011 9:18:51 AM PDT by ├čudda├čudd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Qbert

The 127 bodies are just the tip of the iceberg. That’s a big desert.


8 posted on 04/13/2011 9:53:05 AM PDT by pallis
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