Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Police find 5 dead in Sinaloa state
A new report which appeared in the online edition of El Diario de Chihuahua said the dead were found in a grave in Ahome municipality in northern Sinaloa state. The location of the grave, colloquially known as a narcofosa, was near the village of San José de Ahome.
According to an extract from an EFE news account which appeared in La Cronica news daily, the victims found in the narcofosa have been dead for six months. Two complete skeletons were found Monday with three others' remains found Tuesday. As of this publication excavations continue.
Usually mass graves are burial grounds of victims in kidnapping operations, who are often killed even though transom has been paid. The news report said that a number of missing persons report have been filed in the region in the past, but have not said if the bodies were among those victims.
A news report also said that the area where the narcofosa was found is the territory of Isidro Meza Flores, AKA El Chapo Isidro the leader of the Meza Flores drug cartel.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War nad national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org