By Chris Covert
A total of 15 dead were found in three incidents in Tamauliaps state since last Thursday according to Mexican news accounts.
Friday morning a Mexican Army unit found seven unidentified individuals in Valle Hermoso municipality in northern Tamalipas. Five victims had been beheaded.
The find was made on a road leading to the village of Las Yescas. A message was also left with the bodies, but its contents were not disclosed.
In San Fernando municipality two more unidentified individuals were found beheaded Friday.
Last Thursday six unidentified victims were found in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital of Tamaulipas. The find was made just a few kilometers from the Ciudad Victoria to San Luis Potosi highway.
As with the find in Valle Hermoso, all six had been beheaded and a message was left at the scene but its content was not disclosed.
With the two finds Thursday and Friday, and the gunfight in Miguel Aleman last Wednesday, the death toll from drug and gang related activity rises to 23.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com