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Charred remains of four Mexican federal agents found in back of burning police truck in cartel-wracked state of Guerrero

December 9, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Charred remains of four Mexican federal agents found in back of burning police truck in cartel-wracked state of Guerrero

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Authorities in the strife-ridden Mexican state of Guerrero discovered the charred remains of four federal agents with the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) inside of a burning official vehicle on Thursday.

Officials said gunmen had kidnapped the four officers hours before making the discovery.

According to Proceso, several armed men set fire to the official white colored PGR pickup truck, containing the bodies of the four men just a few hundred meters from the Federal Highway Police Division building in the city of Zihuatanejo.

The gunmen reportedly left a message near the scene of the discovery accusing the four members of the Ministerial Federal Police of having alleged links with drug traffickers.

The state Attorney General Xavier Olea Pelaez confirmed that the victims found, identified as Carlos Hernandez Oropeza, Rafael Arellano Alvarez, Jose Castro-Olivo and Alberto Lazaro, were PGR agents assigned to the Zihuatanejo Ministerial Federal Police who were abducted hours earlier.

Pelaez said the fire consumed half of the vehicle. The area was cordoned off by local police, so members of the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) could extract and transfer the remains to headquarters for testing.

Olea Pelaez said three of the officers were inside the vehicle, while the fourth was lying on the pavement.

Cartel turf wars have beset the state of Guerrero, which is considered Mexico’s most violent state.

As JammedUp News reported, last month, police found the decapitated bodies of nine men dumped in the town Tixtla.

Days later, authorities exhumed the remains of 32 people and nine decapitated heads from 16 clandestine graves discovered at a camp in the village of Pochahuixco.

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