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Published On: Thu, Aug 9th, 2012

4 woman added to the dozens dead in Mexico from drug cartels, human trafficking

The bodies of four women who had been strangled and tortured were found in northern Mexico, prosecutors said.

Perpetrators of Mexican Drug Trafficking Violence chart 2009 photo/U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control

Police and soldiers taking part in “Operation Safe Laguna,” which is targeting drug traffickers, found the bodies Wednesday in Metalurgica, a neighborhood in the southern section of Torreon, Office spokesmen said, reported by Fox.

This comes after fourteen bodies were found in a truck Thursday in the state of San Luis Potosi, at least 17 people have been killed since Sunday in the port of Acapulco, and 12 others were reported killed in 24 hours in metropolitan Mexico City.

This string of bloody reports grabbed headlines in Mexico, reminding the public that drug-related violence continues unabated as the six-year mark approaches in the federal government’s declared war on drug cartels.

The four female victims have not been identified, but investigators estimate that they range in age from 18 to 30, a spokesman for the Laguna bureau told Fox.

A brutal turf war between the Los Zetas and Sinaloa drug cartels occurs in this region. Cartel enforcers have carried out massacres and attacked bars and media outlets.

Body dumps along highways are a fixture of the conflict between Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels, Sinaloa and the Zetas. San Luis Potosi, however, until recently had not seen the same level of violence as other parts of the country.

The federal government’s drug war death toll remains tallied only until September 2011, at 47,515. Peace activists and some independent analysts say the toll now surpasses 60,000, with at least 10,000 missing.

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