A judge has ordered the son of a top drug cartel leader to stand trial on money laundering charges, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Prosecutors showed that Vicente Carrillo Leyva transferred illegally acquired funds within Mexico, the federal Attorney General's Office said in a statement.
Carrillo Leyva allegedly inherited a top position in the Juarez cartel from his father Amado Carrillo Fuentes, who was considered Mexico's No. 1 drug trafficker when he died in 1997 during plastic surgery to change his appearance.
Carrillo Leyva was arrested in 2009 while exercising in a Mexico City park.
The Juarez cartel has been locked in a fight for the border city of Ciudad Juarez with the Sinaloa drug cartel that has left more than 6,000 people dead in the last two years.
More than 35,000 people have died across Mexico in drug violence since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon launched a stepped-up offensive against cartels.
Also Tuesday, police in the resort city of Cancun found four bodies that had been set on fire, authorities said.
Quintana Roo state prosecutor Francisco Alor said the four men had been shot and their bodies burned in an open field in the outskirts of Cancun. All had their arms tied behind their backs.
In the Pacific coast city of Acapulco, a teenager was killed outside the junior high school he attended and police found a mutilated body near a state prison, authorities said.
The 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and assailants left a threatening note next to the body, Guerrero state police said in a statement Tuesday.
Threatening notes were also left next to a mutilated body found inside a plastic bag left near the state prison in Acapulco. Authorities wouldn't say what the notes said.
And in Michoacan, gunmen ambushed and killed an army official as he drove in the city of Zamora with his girlfriend, prosecutors said.
Lt. Col. Victor Gil and his girlfriend were driving through downtown Zamora when assailants opened fire with automatic rifles. Their pickup truck was shot more than 150 times, prosecutors said in a statement.
Meanwhile, soldiers in the Gulf state of Veracruz found an apparent drug cartel training camp, the army said.
The Defense Department said in a statement the camp was located over the weekend and that soldiers seized 17 automatic rifles, grenade launchers, grenades and hundreds of bullets.