19 burned bodies found near Mexico-US border town

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By: AP | Ciudad Victoria (mexico) |

January 25, 2021 12:09:48 am

Mexican authorities say they’ve found 19 shot and burned bodies near a town throughout the Rio (*19*) from Texas in an space that has seen violent territorial disputes between organised crime teams in recent times.

The Tamaulipas state prosecutor’s workplace mentioned late Saturday that the bodies had been found alongside a mud highway exterior Camargo after residents reported a burning automobile. Authorities found two autos on hearth, one containing 4 bodies and the opposite 15.

All had been shot, however shells weren’t found on the website, main investigators to consider they had been killed someplace else.

A Camargo official, who requested anonymity because of safety considerations, mentioned the killings occurred Friday, however individuals had been afraid to report them.

Camargo is a serious smuggling transit level for medication and migrants. Organized crime teams covet management of stretches of the border as a result of they earn a living off every thing that crosses the border.

Camargo is near the sting of territory traditionally managed by the Gulf cartel and in recent times a remnant of the Zetas identified on the Northeast cartel has tried to take over.

In January 2020, 21 bodies, most burned, had been found in varied autos near the neighboring town of Ciudad Mier. Days later the Mexican military killed 11 alleged gunmen within the space.

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