Skip to comments.59 bodies found in eight mass graves near San Fernando
Posted on 04/06/2011 9:23:24 PM PDT by smokingfrog
Mexican officials are investigating a gruesome discovery south of the border in San Fernando, Tamaulipas.
San Fernando residents first reported via Twitter on Wednesday morning that a mass 'narcograve' had been found in the Ejido La Joya.
Mexico's Attorney General's Office (PGR) confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that they investigating a report of a mass grave in the San Fernando, Tamaulipas area.
An agency spokesperson told Action 4 News that there is no formal report but federal officials are at the site investigating the crime scene.
The Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office (PGJE) reported that a total of 59 bodies have been pulled from eight mass graves in the Ejido La Joya on Wednesday.
Authorities found 11 bodies in the first six graves. Another 43 bodies were found in the seventh grave while five bodies were found in the eighth grave.
PGJE officials reported that the investigation started with the kidnapping of 25 passengers of a passenger bus on March 25th.
The case led to 11 arrests and five victims being rescued last week.
The identities of the suspects were not released but state officials are working to confirm the identities of the bodies found in the graves.
In a statement released on Wednesday evening, Tamaulipas Gov. Egidio Torre-Cantu condemned the murders and vowed a joint investigation to find those responsible.
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Cartels = Einsatzgruppen.
In a month or so I’m going to have to go across the border and buy some meds. Man, I’m gettin’ nervous. At most border towns you can see old folks bring meds back across all day long seven days a week. Does anyone know if Americans in South Texas are still doing that on a daily basis?
Things are very bad along the Texas border.
Murders in towns on the Mexican side are increasing daily.
I wouldn’t go to any of them.
My granddad was the section forman on the SP in a place called Columbus, NM. The town across the border is Palomas. I’d be very surprised if there’s any problem there. It’s all very sleepy. I haven’t been for a few years but we went down a bought some allergy drugs a few years ago for our daughter. What’s amazing is the stuff is over the counter here now. Why wasn’t it then?