Several bodies and heads dumped along Mexican highway near Acapulco


A clash between cartel gunmen led to the discovery of at least six bodies and two severed heads along a highway north of the tourist hotspot of Acapulco.

The horrific case happened in the early hours of Friday morning when authorities in Guerrero state responded to a rural community in Quechultenango. The crime scene is just over sixty miles north of Acapulco.

When authorities arrived at this location, they found a truck that had been repeatedly shot down and set on fire. Near the vehicle, authorities found six bodies and two severed heads.

The Guerrero attorney general’s office confirmed the discovery of the bodies in a prepared statement saying they would investigate the matter.

The bloody crime scene comes at a time when several cells of rival drug cartels continue to fight for control of beach corridors to smuggle drugs into Mexico from Central and South America, control of large areas of drug cultivation in remote rural areas and large scale drug distribution in and around Acapulco.

Despite several years of intense violence, Acapulco Mayor Abelina López has tried to downplay the violence in her city and has even been publicly mocked for claiming that hunger and high heat were to blame for most crimes.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist from Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Brandon Darby is the managing director and editor of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and senior Breitbart management. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Jose Luis Lara and “JC Sanchez” of Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project contributed to this report.




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