Drug wars leaves ‘pile’ of bodies
First reported by Abc7.com
- Police in Tamaulipas, Mexico Thursday made a horrific discovery while patrolling an area near Miguel Aleman: a pile of dead bodies.
- The bodies, some of which appeared to have been set on fire, were found near the remains of seven burned vehicles, police say. One officer says he counted 21 bodies, although an official number has not yet been released. Investigators believe the carnage was the result of a war between two drug gangs, the Gulf cartel and the Northeast Zetas cartel.
- The Zetas cartel has since splintered, and the deaths in Miguel Aleman appear to have resulted from a dispute between the Gulf cartel and one of the Zetas factions, the Northeast cartel.
- Historically, the area surrounding Miguel Aleman has been the turf of the Zetas drug cartel, which has been fighting the rival Gulf cartel for control of the Rio Grande Valley.
- Do you see incidents like this as a reason to put up a wall?
- What are some other ways we might prevent such violence from spilling over into the U.S.?
Mexican authorities said Thursday that 21 bodies, some burned, have been found in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas in what appears to have been a clash between drug gangs.
The bodies were found near the remains of seven burned-out vehicles near the border town of Miguel Aleman.
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