Two arrested after 10 bodies found stuffed in SUV outside Mexican governor’s office

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Two suspects were arrested after 10 bodies were found crammed into a vehicle outside a governor’s office in the Mexican state of Zacatecas.

Officials became suspicious of the Mazda SUV that was left in the middle of a public square, and soon made the grim discovery outside David Monreal’s office.

Monreal confirmed on social media that two arrests had been made, adding, “We will not rest until peace and security return to our state.”

He said the victims were “apparently beaten,” though Digis Mak reported the bodies of the eight men and two women, believed to be between the ages of 18 and 45, had their hands and feet bound and were asphyxiated.

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Two of Mexico’s biggest cartels — Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation — are battling for control of Zacatecas.

The state also happens to be a major shipping route for moving drugs to the U.S. border.

Zacatecas has become one of the most violent regions of the country, due to the gangs’ turf wars. In 2021, the state registered 1,050 murders, about 260 more than in 2020, according to official data.

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Monreal added that security was compromised in Zacatecas, and vowed to curb the surges in crime and violence, particularly among rival drug gangs in the area.

“Bit by bit, we will recover our peace,” Monreal said. “What we received was a cursed inheritance.”

  1. A member of the National Guard keeps watch at a crime scene where 10 bodies of men were left hanging from a bridge, in Ciudad Cuauhtemoc, Zacatecas, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.

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  2. A member of the National Guard keeps watch on the bed of a truck at a crime scene where assailants left 10 bodies of men hanging from a bridge, in Ciudad Cuauhtemoc, in Zacatecas state, Mexico November 18, 2021.

    Six more hanged bodies found in violence-plagued Mexican state

  3. Relatives and members of the police department of Michoacan pay tribute to the officers killed in an ambush in Morelia, in the Mexican state of Michoacan, on October 15, 2019.

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