Monday, 15 April 2013

Cancun massacre: Six strangled, one decapitated in Mexican resort

Cancun massacre: Six strangled, one decapitated in Mexican resort, Six people were found strangled to death and one decapitated in the Mexican tourist resort of Mexico on Sunday, April 14, 2013, according to a report from Reuters. The state's deputy attorney general said that it is the latest mass killing in the city within the last few weeks alone.

Police found the bodies of five men and two women located in a shack on the outskirts of Cancun. The major tourist destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast has been able to escape the drug-related violence for the most part, but not entirely.

"It looks like the victims were independent drug dealers without any links to any specific cartel," said Juan Ignacio Hernandez, deputy attorney general of Quintana Roo state.

In March, six people died and five more were injured at a bar on the outskirts of Cancun. The deaths and injuries occurred when two men just opened fire in the bar.

Police said that, in a completely separate incident, they had found the body of another man in Cancun on Sunday. The man had been gagged, bound, and wrapped in sheets.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has vowed to put an end to the violence that came about after his predecessor, Felipe Calderon, launched military-led attack on the battling drug cartels.

Since 2007 alone, more than 70,000 people have been killed in Mexico in drug-related violence.

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