Cartel gunmen hung the bodies of 13 men from two separate highway overpasses in the Mexican state of Zacatecas. The gory executions come as the state is seeing a record-setting number of murders as rival cartels fight for control of a series of highways that connect border states with the rest of Mexico.
The discoveries took place this week in Zacatecas beginning on Monday in the town of Fresnillo. Gunmen hung three bodies from a bridge. The second case took place on Thursday in the town of Cuauhtémoc, where gunmen hung ten bodies. According to Mexico’s Proceso Magazine, in the second case, only 9 bodies were hung, while the 10th was only thrown on the side of the road.
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