Zacatecas State, Mexico: Executed Bodies Of Five Men Recovered By Police Following Execution-Style Slaying

8 Feb

Mexican authorities recovered the bodies of five men who were dumped on the side of road in the northern state of Zacatecas after their execution-style slaying, prosecutors said.

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The victims’ hands were tied and they each were killed with a single shot to the head, said Arturo Nahle, the Zacatecas prosecutor, told Milenio television.

“Without a doubt, it was an execution by organized crime,” he said.

The deaths raised to 41 the number of people killed over the weekend in drug-related violence, particularly in northern Mexico where drug cartels are at war with each other for turf and smuggling routes into the United States.

An estimated 34,200 people have been killed since 2006 when President Felipe Calderon ordered a military crackdown on the cartels.

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