A National Guard officer observes a crime scene in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, November 18, 2021 (Guillermo Moreno / Reuters)
MEXICO – The bodies of six people were found hanged from a bridge and tree on Tuesday in a region of central Mexico ravaged by gangsters, the second such incident in the area in less than a week, authorities said.
According to the Zacatecas State Minister of Public Safety, three of the victims were hanged from an overpass and three from a tree. Two more bodies were found on the territory of a house in a neighboring village.
The killings follow the discovery of 10 bodies in Zacatecas on November 18, nine of which were hanging from a bridge, in apparent gang-related killings.
The recent spate of deadly violence is the result of a dispute between two criminal gangs fighting to control drug trafficking in the area, according to a state government official, who declined to be named.
According to official figures, according to official figures, the violence in Zacatecas killed at least 948 people in the first 10 months of this year, which is about 342 more than in the same period a year earlier.