At least 30 bodies found in clandestine Mexico graves

2018-01-18 06:10
A policeman accompanied by a sniffer dog searches the site in Mexico where a clandestine grave was found. (Victoria Razo, AFP)

A policeman accompanied by a sniffer dog searches the site in Mexico where a clandestine grave was found. (Victoria Razo, AFP)

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Mexico City - Authorities in the Pacific coast Mexican state of Nayarit say they are investigating the remains of at least 30 people found in a series of clandestine graves.

The Nayarit state prosecutor's office says in a statement that bodies and bones were found.

A state official says the remains of at least 30 people were found in three clustered graves in the municipality of Xalisco.

The official says they were in an area beside a stream that is difficult to access. Some families searching for missing loved ones found remains on Saturday after being tipped off by local residents.

The official says there was a spike in disappearances in the region from June to September after the area's most powerful organised crime group splintered.

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