More clandestine graves found in Mexico

10:37, April 14, 2011      

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A total of 13 bodies have been found in eight clandestine graves in Mexico's pacific coast state of Sinaloa, local judicial officials said on Wednesday.

Among the victims are two women who are believed to be missing university students.

Local media reported that the graves were discovered by a rancher when he was working on a field in the municipality of Los Mochis.

Sinaloa has been beset with organized crime activities in recent years and is home to a powerful drug cartel led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzamn, the Mexican government's most wanted man.

The discovery came as authorities continue discovering the human remains of victims abducted while riding busses late last month in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

A total of 126 bodies had been found at mass graves in Tamaulipas.

Federal officials blame Los Zetas, a bitter rival of the Sinaloa Cartel, for the Tamaulipas slaughter. Morales said 17 suspects have been apprehended.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon told an audience of business leaders on Tuesday that a 19-year-old suspect detained for allegedly participating in the Tamaulipas slaughter told authorities he had killed more than 200 people.

Source: Xinhua
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