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Mexico police investigates case of 5 severed heads found on the bonnet of a taxi

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Mexico police investigates case of 5 severed heads found on the bonnet of a taxi

The police in the Veracruz area of Mexico are now investigating a case of severed heads of five people found on top of the bonnet of a taxi.

According Mexican magazine Proceso, the torsos of the victims were found in black plastic bags inside the car and in the boot of the vehicle abandoned on the side of a road.

The taxi had graffiti on its bonnet, linking it to the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel which likely means that those killed were part of a failed drug deal gone awry.

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Reports say the state of Veracruz, where the bodies were discovered, suffered 2,200 homicides between December 2016 and December 2017.

According to information released by the Executive Secretariat of Mexico’s National Public Security System, 70% of homicides in Veracruz were connected with organised crime.

 

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