Saturday, October 8, 2011
The war heats up
Officials: 'Zeta Killers' kill 32 more in MexicoBy Olga R. Rodriguez - Associated press
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A relatively new drug gang is responsible for killing at least 67 people whose bodies were found over the course of a couple of weeks in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, Mexican authorities said Friday.
Marines arrested eight members of the Jalisco New Generation drug gang Thursday, navy spokesman Jose Luis Vergara said at a news conference. The suspects later led authorities to 32 bodies left in three houses in Veracruz, a port city that carries the state's name.
Vergara said the gang is also responsible for dumping 35 bound, tortured bodies on a busy boulevard in a suburb of Veracruz on Sept. 20.