Mexico: 10 bodies found in Acapulco mass graves

2015-06-23 11:55

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Acapulco - Authorities found 10 bodies on Monday in mass graves on the outskirts of Mexico's Pacific resort of Acapulco, a city beset by drug gang violence.

The corpses of seven men and three women were exhumed from seven clandestine pits far from the tourist zone, Guerrero state chief prosecutor Miguel Angel Godinez told AFP.

"There are apparently no more [bodies] and with that we concluded the exhumation," Godinez said.

The graves were discovered late Sunday following an anonymous tip and the bodies were found with the help of sniffer dogs in a search that continued through Monday.

Several mass graves have been found in recent years in Acapulco's periphery.

Guerrero is also where prosecutors say 43 college students were abducted by local police in the city of Iguala in September and handed over to a drug gang, which killed them and incinerated their bodies.

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