Mexican authorities discovered at least 166 bodies in a Mass Grave near the site of a bloody cartel turf war.
Mexican authorities discovered at least 166 bodies at a mass grave site in Veracruz state, prosecutors said Thursday, the latest horrifying find in a region hit by bloody drug cartel turf wars.
Home to the city of Veracruz, one of Mexico‘s largest ports, the eastern state has a history of corrupt politics and grisly power struggles between rival cartels — a toxic mix that has caused an explosion of violence.
“The remains of at least 166 people have been found” in the latest mass grave site discovered in Veracruz, state prosecutor Jorge Winckler told journalists, making it one of the largest such sites so far.
Winckler also said that 200 articles of clothing, as well as 144 IDs, were found in the mass grave.