By Jim Kouri
n what has become an all too commonplace scenario in Mexico, another fourteen dismembered corpses were discovered on Saturday inside a parked van in the lot of a shopping center in a northern city, according to a U.S. police source who monitors Mexico’s ongoing war against drug-trafficking organized crime gangs.
The Law Enforcement Examiner source stated that the body parts were said to belong to 10 men and four women and crime scene investigators discovered a handwritten message meant for the leaders of the Gulf Cartel.
In a separate incident on June 7, as reported by the Law Enforcement Examiner, police officers discovered at least 14 mutilated and dismembered corpses packed into a large truck abandoned on the median of a highway in Veracruz, a drug enforcement source reported.
The van was located on the Alamo-Potrero del Llano Highway near the border with Tamaulipas state, the scene of the worst gang violence in northeastern Mexico, according to the DEA source.
The Veracruz General Attorney, Reynaldo Escobar Perez, called in Army and Navy personal to help the police officers remove the bodies and transport them to the federal forensic laboratory. Eventually, the remains were transported to the state capital and Gulf coast port of Veracruz, according to an official statement.
Calderon’s conservative National Action Party, or PAN, appears likely to lose power in the presidential election on July 1, due partly to rising frustration with the drug-related violence.
This week, Mexico was left red-faced after authorities admitted they had mistakenly claimed to have captured a son of the country’s most-wanted man, drug lord Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman.