The Mexican Federal Police have discovered 11 more bodies strewn alongside a main road in Veracruz on Thursday. This news is reported after 35 bodies were found inside several trucks in a shopping mall parking lot earlier last week near Boca del Rio.
The Attorney General of Mexico claims that these killings originated from dealings in the Mexican drug war and suspects the 11 additional bodies are indeed related. “The state cannot, must not and never will allow these types of cowardly actions to go unpunished,” Marisela Morales stated.
All victims related to this incident had criminal backgrounds, as research as uncovered, and two minors and a police officer have also been reported missing. The investigation is ongoing, though only scant evidence has been collected, including some security camera footage on the vehicles in question.
The coastal state of Veracruz has certainly seen its fair share of drug-related violence over the years, though has not seen any isolated event as large. This may indicate that the drug war is migrating farther south along the Gulf Coast.
Some reports estimate that 40,000 have already been killed due to the Mexican drug war since the government crackdown, led by President Felipe Calderon, in late 2006.