The Drug-Related Murder Rate in Mexico Continues to Rise



drug cartelsThere doesn’t seem to be  end in sight to the drug-trafficking-related violence in Mexico, as this past weekend body county hits 40. 

One person was killed in Mexico City

Seven dead in Cancun resort

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The bodies of seven people were found inside a home where drugs were allegedly sold in the Mexican resort of Cancun (Quintana Roo, south).

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The newspaper The Chronicle states that the victims are two women and five men.

Beheaded abandoned in Tamaulipas

On the other hand, the Mexican weekly Web Process reported that the decapitated bodies of seven people were left in a van parked on a road in northern Tamaulipas entity.

According to the media, the victims were detached limbs and head. The medium also notes that the area is being disputed by the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas.


Quinceañera was murdered in Chihuahua

Meanwhile, the website of the newspaper Excelsior said that a young girl of 15 years and two companions were killed early Saturday in the town of Parral in northern Chihuahua entity.

The discovery of the three bodies turned into a dirt road, the three had a shot in the neck and were handcuffed. According to the media, the victims were identified as Antonio Gonzalez Joel Soto, 25, Juan Quiroz Fidencio Gonzalez, 22, and Maria Fernanda “N”, 15.

Six dead in Guerrero

In the southern Guerrero entity, the weekend left a total of six people dead and three seriously injured, the result of various acts of violence.

According to local media, the events occurred during Saturday’s clashes derivative, shootings and finding bodies, two of them with signs of torture.

It was the calm

In turn, the Mexican television Millennium explained that an armed group attacked a bar in western Colima, an entity that is not characterized by violence.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday when a man was killed and two others were injured.

In tourist Paseo de la Reforma

On Saturday, the driver of a car was killed when confronted with another shot following a vehicular accident occurred early Saturday in the Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City.

Police reports retaken by Notimex indicate that the events occurred when involved descended from their vehicles. The victim of a car Fiesta and aggressors of a Charger.

The person who was traveling in the first vehicle was overwhelmed at the scene, while his assailant escaped, and who is wanted by the authorities, due to the features provided eyewitnesses.

On one side of the body of the victim, who died before receiving medical attention, she found a gun and two plain square type, which are analyzed by experts of the Attorney General of the Federation District (PGJDF, local prosecutor).
Four killed in Jalisco

For its part, the Mexican newspaper website El Universal specifies that at least four people have been killed in the last hours in different parts of the western state of Jalisco, according to local authorities.

The body of a 45 year old man was located in the town of Zapopan. At another point was located the body of a 19 year old, who had a gunshot impact.

At another point, a couple was shot at the gate of his house. The man died at the scene, while the woman, with eight months pregnant, died in an aid station.

Four bodies abandoned in Durango

Furthermore, the digital version of the newspaper Milenio reported that four bodies were found Friday inside a black SUV parked on a stretch of highway in the town of Gomez Palacio, in the northern Durango entity.

Cited by half, the prosecution said that the victims were three men and one woman, all of whom had bullet wounds to the head. –Univision


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