Saturday, May 23, 2015Saturday, May 23, 2015

7 brutally murdered and dumped in cars in northern Mexico

Published on Oct 1, 2012 10:26 AM

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AFP) - Police on Sunday found the remains of seven people whose bodies were chopped up and dumped in cars in northern Mexico, near the United States (US) border.

Police in Nuevo Laredo received a phone tip on Sunday reporting bodies found in two cars that had been abandoned in a shopping centre, state prosecutors said in a statement.

A source with the prosecutors' office, speaking privately, said the bodies were those of six men aged between 30 and 35 years old and another person whose age and gender had not been confirmed.

Just Sept 14, the bodies of 16 people were found spread over two locations in Nuevo Laredo.

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!