Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mexican authorities find 14 dead in Nuevo Laredo

By Chris Covert

A total of 14 unidentified individuals were found dead stuffed into a minivan in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Tuesday morning, according to Mexican news accounts.

The find was made around 0730 hrs when officials were given information about three dead bodies left inside a Chrysler Voyager minivan near the intersection Calle Maclovio Herrera and Avenida Guerrero.  When police arrived it was realized 14 dead were inside the vehicle.

The dead were all male in their 30s, ten of them stuffed inside black plastic bags.

The drug gang affiliation of the dead was not disclosed although Nuevo Laredo is considered to be Los Zetas territory,

The latest information on Nuevo Laredo is that operatives associated with the Sinaloa and Gulf cartels are attempting to move into Nuevo Laredo in a bid to oust Los Zetas from their main river crossing into the US.
To read the Border land story about the Sinaloa and Gulf Cartels' latest encounter in Nuevo Laredo, click here and here
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com