Skip to comments.Marines Find 72 Bodies at Suspected Drug Cartel Dumping Ground in Northern Mexico
Posted on 08/25/2010 6:47:28 AM PDT by Dallas59
MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexican marines found the dumped bodies of 72 people at a rural location in northern Mexico following a shootout with suspected drug cartel gunmen that left one marine and three suspects dead, the Navy reported late Tuesday.
The cadavers of 58 men and 14 women were found at a spot near the Gulf coast south of the border city of Matamoros. It appears to be the largest drug-cartel body dumping ground found in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug trafficking in late 2006.
"The federal government categorically condemns the barbarous acts committed by criminal organizations," The Navy said in a statement. "Society as a whole should condemn these type of acts, which illustrate the absolute necessity to continue fighting crime with all rigor."
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And, just as a friendly reminder, this is in a country where drug possession is legal.
These are the “family values” that are not stopping at the rivers edge. Coming to a town near you.
Anything for weed! Right?/s
Take about cheap imitations. No need to have a capital “M” on this version.
Some offensive, Felipe.
You would think that tokers would boycott any ganja coming from Mexico.
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of the Rio Grande.................
Fighting crime with ‘rigor’ and ‘moral rigor’ in particular, seems to be a challenge for Mexico. . .and Obama, Inc., now a close second. . .
Whoever heard of mexican marines?
Never heard of them, but I have heard the phrase referring to a pot smoker being "higher than the Mexican Air Force".
Too near the lovely city of Brownsville, Texas for comfort. Nice.
My first thought - what are our Marines doing there? But then asking; 'who knew Mexico had Marines. . .and a 'Federal Government'' - so to speak.
Maybe we can export to them some of ours to make up the shortage.
It’s like the Doritos commercial
“Kill all you want, we’ll make more.”
Mexican Marines are brave guys, far exceeding the quality of the society they represent. One died killing a most wanted kingpin a few months ago. After his funeral, cartels murdered his mother and sisters.
Not surprised, I had just never heard of Mexico having much of any thing except some kind of army.
I can’t find an authoritative source, but from the news stories, it seems like in the hierachy of trust among Mexican military forces, they are pretty highly trusted.
I just notice that when there’s a major raid, or a big wheel of the cartels attacked and killed in a shootout, Mexican Marines seem to be the ones. The Beltran killing was one of their ops.
Guess we’ll find out when the Mexican version of “Killing Pablo” gets printed in 5 or 10 years.
I think what’s at stake is the money involved in supplying the US with drugs. Out of curiosity, I wonder what would happen to Mexico if a legalized cultivation-for-personal-use law went into effect here, even with a two or three year sunset provision. Seems like it would knock the cartels for a loop, and free up law enforcement to crack down on meth and coke.
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