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Six bodies found hanged in Mexico’s Guerrero state
Security forces place a body into a bag at a crime scene where five people were killed in Mexico’s northern city of Ciudad Juarez. (File photo)
Security forces place a body into a bag at a crime scene where five people were killed in Mexico’s northern city of Ciudad Juarez. (File photo)
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:49AM
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The bodies of six men have been found hanged in southwestern Mexico, in the latest incident of drug-related violence to hit the Latin American country.


Deputy prosecutor for Guerrero state Fernando Monreal Leyva said three of the men were found hanged from a highway bridge in Tecpan de Galeana, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) northwest of the Pacific resort town of Acapulco, on Tuesday.

Leyva also stated that a day earlier, another three bodies were found hanged in the nearby town of Rodesia “with their hands tied and signs of torture.”

Hanging victims from highway bridges has been a scary method of murder used by Mexico’s feuding drug cartels in recent months.

More than 50,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence across Mexico since 2006, when the military was ordered to take the lead in a crackdown against the country’s powerful drug cartels.

On August 20, soldiers patrolling on a rural road in the neighboring state of Michoacan discovered a mass grave containing the remains of six to nine people. Michoacan is home to the La Familia and Knights Templar drug cartels.

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