10 bodies, 9 hanging from overpass, found in central Mexico

The Associated Press
The Associated Press
EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Agents remove bodies hanging from a bridge in Cuauhtemoc City, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Mexican authorities discovered 10 bodies Thursday, nine of them hanging from an overpass, in the central Mexican state of Zacatecas, the scene of a battle for territory among drug cartels. (AP Photo/Edgar Robledo)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities on Thursday discovered 10 bodies — nine of them hanging from an overpass — in the central state of Zacatecas, the scene of a battle for territory among drug cartels.

The Zacatecas state public safety agency said in a statement the bodies were found in Ciudad Cuauhtemoc, about 340 miles (550 kilometers) north of Mexico city. The 10th body was found on the pavement. All of the victims were men.

The Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation cartels have been battling for control in the state, which is a key transit point for drugs, especially the powerful synthetic pain killer fentanyl, moving north to the U.S. border.

Cartels sometimes make such public displays of bodies to taunt their rivals or authorities and terrify local residents.

In the first nine months of the year, Mexico had more than 25,000 murders, a number 3.4% less than the same period a year earlier, according to federal data.

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Pig Farmer

You must understand. It just business. it's not personal. Joe and the Ho's kind of business. They know what is happening and are making it very ez for this to be here soon.


the fact that the Mexican government says they have a legitimate police force is a joke and when you step foot into Mexico you have to realize you are completely on your own because the police will not help you and there is actually a pretty good chance they will rob you or worse

Bunnie Tillman

Never been to Mexico...would have loved too... but no not now... safety first....this is so scary. I have enough drama in The USA... so not trying to add more stress.


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