By Chris Covert
Seven unidentified men were found butchered and stuffed into two vehicles in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, according to Mexican news accounts.
A news dispatch posted on the website of Vanguardia news daily reported that the victim were stuffed into a Ford Lobo (F-150) pickup truck and a Ford Explorer.. The site was discovered at around 1100 hrs Sunday morning near the local Walmart shopping center.
All but one of the victims were in their 30s, with the other in his 50s. All victims had been dismembered.
According to data compiled from news reports which appeared on BorderlandBeat.com, at least 44 individuals have been killed in Tamaulipas state in drug related violence since September 7th, which includes executions and murders, intergang gunfights and security forces encounters with armed suspects.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com