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Mexican authorities discover five dead bodies in back of SUV traveling with cartel convoy in Jalisco

December 18, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican authorities discover five dead bodies in back of SUV traveling with cartel convoy in Jalisco

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Police in the western Mexico state of Jalisco discovered five bodies in the back of a pick up after intercepting a cartel convoy of SUVs filled with armed men in the town of Tlaquepaque, located on the outskirts of Guadalajara on Sunday.

The Jalisco Attorney General, Eduardo Almaguer, said the gruesome discovery took place early Sunday morning after authorities received calls reporting heavily armed men traveling in a convoy of SUVs early Sunday morning.

Almaguer said the armed convoy were on their way to bury the bodies when the Mexican military and elements of the federal police intercepted them in a vacant lot, Informador reported

Officers conducted a subsequent search of the vehicles and discovered the five bodies wrapped in plastic bags in the back of one of the pickup trucks.

Three minors were among the victims, who were reportedly kidnapped from the town of San Martin de las Flores.

Police detained a total of ten suspects, including a former member of the Jalisco state government, and recovered weapons and several pickup trucks during the operation.

The Attorney General said investigators were working to identify the dead victims.

As JammedUp News reportedauthorities also discovered three bodies in a vehicle on the border of Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque, including Alejandro González Jr., an up-and-coming boxer, and son to former world champion Alejandro “La Cobrita” Gonzalez on December 9th.

A narco message left with the bodies indicated an organized crime involvement with the death of Gonzalez Jr.

Jalisco is the home to Mexico’s fastest-growing drug trafficking organization, the Jalisco New Generation cartel, or CJNG, headed by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes better known as “El Mencho.”

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