10 more bodies found in mass graves in Mexican border state

11:01, April 14, 2011      

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The Mexican authorities on Wednesday found 10 more bodies in mass graves in the San Fernando municipality in northeastern Tamaulipas state, raising to 126 the death toll from the mass graves in the region, the Attorney General's Office of Tamaulipas (PGJE) said.

At a press conference, PGJE investigations director, Pedro Efrain Gonzalez, said the bodies had been taken to the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) of Matamoros city in Tamaulipas shortly after noon.

Last week, the Mexican Army found a clandestine mass grave in San Fernando with 50 bodies and by Tuesday, the number of bodies had increased to 116. Seventy-two victims have been identified, including one Guatemalan.

According to Gonzalez, the bodies initially discovered have been taken to Mexico City for more detailed work in trying to identify the dead.

Mexico's Attorney General has said the crimes have been carried out by the illegally armed organized crime group "Los Zetas," one of Mexico's leading drug cartels.

So far, 17 suspects related to the mass graves murders have been arrested.

Source: Xinhua
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