Nine Bodies Found On Mexican Highway

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News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Mon. Aug. 22, 2011: Nine bodies with multiple gunshot wounds were found on a highway in the western Mexican state of Nayarit, security officials said over the weekend.

The corpses were found just before 6:00 a.m. on the Tepic-Aguamilpa highway near the small town of Mora with their hands tied and eyes bandaged, the state Public Safety Secretariat said.

The latest find comes as the decapitated bodies of two men and a woman were found Friday night, August 19th, inside an abandoned SUV on one of Acapulco’s main thoroughfares.

The victims have not been identified and authorities said the deaths may be related to a gangland settling of scores.

More than 100 people have been killed in recent weeks in Acapulco. The Cartel Independiente de Acapulco – created by former members of the gang led by Edgar Valdez Villarreal, known as “La Barbie,” who was arrested by the Federal Police on Aug. 30, 2010 – has been battling the Comando del Diablo for control of the illegal drug trade in the port city, authorities say.