33 Mutilated Corpses Found in Hidden Graves in Mexico Drug Lands

Lizbeth Diaz, Reuters, November 22, 2013

At least 33 mutilated corpses have been found buried in an area of western Mexico where drug cartels are battling each other, officials said on Friday, the latest in a series of grisly finds amid a scourge of gang-related violence.

The bodies, which showed signs of torture, were found in 19 ditches in La Barca, on the border between the states of Michoacan and Jalisco, where a clutch of rival cartels operate.

Experts began searching the area based on comments from 25 municipal police who were detained, accused of links to criminal organizations. Some of them had said corpses of people killed by rival gangs were dumped in the area.

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Mexico has suffered from a wave of drug-related violence, with about 1,000 people a month dying in gangland killings. About 80,000 people have died since 2007 in cartel violence.

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  • D.B. Cooper

    33 corpses found in Mexico, but 33,333, new Mexicans were born today, soooo
    HO HUM!!

    How many of those 33 were even missed?

    • Spartacus

      None.

  • bigone4u

    I can easily see first California, then other Western states, degenerating into gang fiefdoms, ruled over by drug lords who are psychopaths. Mexicans are far better at organizing themselves into powerful groups than are blacks. Mexicans also on the whole are far more likely than whites to commit crimes, according to Amren’s Hispanic Statistics page. Thus, until Mexicans are cut down to size in the US, this country is going to increasingly resemble Mexico, with Mexicans coming here to do the crimes Americans won’t do.

  • APaige

    But they will come to the U.S and become law abiding, non-violent, educated people, who will make this country better. Or they will stay Mexican.

  • libertarian1234

    “About 80,000 killed in gang violence since 2007.”

    That’s a war time casualty list between two heavily armed countries.

    Mexico and Pakistan were named by experts as the most likely to implode into internecine warfare from within.

    Pakistan is about the same, but Mexico gets worse with each passing year.

  • WASP

    I have to say I can’t stand Mexicans. To me they’re the same as Blacks, only a little smarter.

    • Sick of it

      I’ve actually had better black neighbors, sorry to say. Welfare Hispanics going on siesta all night long kept me somewhat sleep deprived for over a year.

  • Dave4088

    I guess it’s 33 less that will try to cross our border illegally.

  • William Krapek

    Yep. This is exactly what the Mexicans were doing when we found them 500 years ago.