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Authorities discover bullet-riddled bodies of 13 people inside two vehicles in northwestern Mexico

February 14, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Authorities discover bullet-riddled bodies of 13 people inside two vehicles in northwestern Mexico

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Mexican authorities have discovered the bodies of 13 people shot to death inside two vehicles in the northwestern state of Sinaloa.

According to the Sinaloa Attorney General’s Office media relations director Guadalupe Martinez, the bullet-riddled bodies of the victims, including four women, were found Saturday in the town of Tepeguaje, located in the municipality of San Ignacio, which borders the state if Durango.

The Sinaloa state is the home of the Sinaloa cartel led by imprisoned Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera known as El Chapo.

Martinez said police found a young boy, who was uninjured with the bodies of the victims.

Security officials say the mountainous region around Tepeguaje is currently at the center of a turf war between rival drug cartels for control of smuggling routes into the United States.

The Sinaloa cartel also referred to as the Pacific cartel is considered the most powerful drug cartel operating in Mexico with massive smuggling and distribution networks present in 58 different countries worldwide.

Guzman was captured on Jan. 8 in the Pacific coast city of Los Mochis. He currently awaits extradition to the United States where he faces multiple indictments in several U.S. district courts.

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