May 22, 2012

Mexico: 8 Held in Investigation Into 49 Dismembered Bodies

The New York Times: Brief: The army said it had detained eight suspected members of the Gulf cartel and seized drugs, guns and hand grenades during investigations into the discovery last week of 49 dismembered bodies on a highway in northern Mexico. The suspects were apprehended on Thursday as part of an operation designed to capture those responsible for the grisly discovery in the city of Cadereyta, the Defense Department said. Officials did not say whether the eight suspects were directly involved in the 49 killings. The authorities had previously suggested that the rival Zetas cartel was responsible for the killings.

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