Mexican Navy Discovers 32 Bodies

Mexican navy forces have discovered dead bodies of 32 people in the state of Veracruz during a military operation targeting organized crime in the region, the Mexican Navy said in a statement. The bodies were found inside three houses in Veracruz that used to be a popular tourist destination before a wave of brutal murders hit the coastal state. A violent gang war between rival drug cartels erupted recently leaving dozens of dead bodies on the streets of Veracruz. Mexican President Felipe Calderon ordered the military forces to enter the region in an operation called “Safe Veracruz” a few days earlier.

32 Bodies Mexico Navy

Most of the bodies were found in a residential neighborhood in the state’s capital city where 20 bodies were uncovered in a house. Further 11 bodies were discovered in another house nearby while the last body was found in a third house in Veracruz.

In an earlier operation in the city of Boca del Rio, the Mexican authorities discovered 35 bodies in two trucks left on a road with 11 more bodies found across the city within two days.

Drug wars took the life of over 34,600 Mexicans in the past five years. More than 40,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since President Felipe Calderon declared war on local drug cartels in December 2006, according to reports by non-governmental organizations.

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