Mexico City, Feb 19 (IANS/EFE) Six bodies were found outside a police station in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz. Police suspect they were dumped by a criminal group linked to drug cartels.
The corpses were left outside the police post in the small town of El Moralillo, located in the municipality of Panuco, not far from the border with the violence-wracked northeastern state of Tamaulipas, a spokesperson for the Veracruz state Attorney General’s Office said Thursday.
Based on the initial investigation, the bodies were dumped by a criminal group based in Tamaulipas, where several drug cartels have waged a bloody turf battle in recent years.
More than 34,000 people have died in drug-related violence nationwide since President Felipe Calderon militarised the struggle against Mexico’s cartels shortly after taking office in December 2006.