Mexican authorities have uncovered what appears to be a mass grave site with two graves in the town of San Miguel Totolapan, located in the southern state of Guerrero.
The unearthed graves had at least 17 bodies and was discovered sometime yesterday. Excavation of the burial site had to cease when lighting conditions got too dark to continue. The town of San Miguel Totlapan has been the recent focal point of rival drug cartel clashes and the region is known for its opium production.
In recent history Mexican authorities have located mass graves throughout the country, two of which were in the state of Guerrero. One was located last May in a silver mine in Taxco where 55 bodies were found, another found in Acapulco in November of last year with 18 bodies.
On the same day in Acapulco four bodies were dumped in a highway connecting the city to Mexico City and Monday four state police officers were ambushed and killed in the same area.