THE REMAINS OF 18 people were found in an area of Mexico by police yesterday – including decapitated heads and other body parts.
USA Today reports that the incident occurred in Jalisco State, where the state prosecutor’s office confirmed that the bodies had been dismembered and were found inside two minivans.
They were found in Lake Chapala, and an anonymous phone call was what alerted police to the situation, according to AFP.
BBC News said that there was a note left with the bodies that linked them to gangland killings. It is believed the Zetas drug cartel was behind the deaths.
Figures released in January show that almost 50,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico over the past five years.
Currently, three out of every four killings in Mexico are linked to drugs.