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Six Additional Bodies Found on Mexican Border

Authorities announced on Tuesday that they have unearthed an additional six bodies from the northeastern Mexican border. A drug gang is believed to be running operations in this area; kidnapping bus passengers and hiding them in graves. In less than a month, security forces have already recovered a total of 183 bodies.

These recent discoveries have increased the assumption that lawlessness is dominant in Tamaulipas state. It is where a drug gang called Zetas is said to be terrorizing migrants who are trying to travel up north to U.S. borders. This is also where the Zetas are suspected to have killed 72 migrants from Central America August of 2010.

Marisela Morales, Federal Attorney General, said that police forces started to investigate for corpses in San Fernando on April 1st following the confession of several suspects. The suspects admitted to having kidnapped and killed bus passengers in the area.

Morales also said that the gangs purpose for the abductions are still unclear but they are considering the possibility that Zetas may be forcefully recruiting people to join their team. Moreover, officials also found out that the gang is exhausting money from passengers. Those who can pay $2,000 are led to the U.S. border by the Zetas themselves.

The discovery of the mass graves has ignited demonstrations from the citizens, calling for the government to provide better security to travelling passengers in the area. Drug gang violence alone has already claimed more than 40,000 lives in Mexico. Thus, they have since strengthened their campaign against drug mules and have brought down a couple of major drug kingpins.

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Gun Attack in Mexican Border City; Six People Murdered

Armed men invaded a family gathering on the border city of Mexico and slaughtered 6 innocent people with multiple gun shots, a police stated on Saturday.

On Friday night, men with powered fire arms stormed through the back door of a residential neighbourhood just as close to the center of Ciudad Juarez, shocking the party people with multiple gun shots.

Adrian Sanchez, a municipal police of Ciudad Juarez stated that 2 men was killed on the spot while 4 others, a woman and three men died in the hospital.

Ciudad Juarez, located near El Paso, Texas was considered as a combat zone for drug pushers competing for shipping destinations to the U.S stores. Since the beginning of 2008, over 6,800 individuals have been slain in the said city.

Just this January, suspected members of a drug gang spurted bullets in a crowd of young people during a celebration of birthday in one house in Ciudad Juarez, which took the lives of 14 people.

Despite the fact that the government sent over 7,500 soldiers and police, violence in the city still progresses. President Felipe Calderon began a movement towards drug cartels when he sat in the position last 2006.

With tight security, the president paid a visit in the said city few days ago to open hospitals and parks as a piece of their plan to enhance social expenditures and reconstruct the wrecked city.

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