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Latino Daily News

Thursday January 13, 2011

NARCO BLOG: Victims Found Cooked in Oil Vats Near Cancun, May Indicate New Cartel in Area

Authorities found three industrial bins containing human remains, on a farm in the of town Leona Vicario, near Cancun Quintana Roo.

200 liter drums were used by members of a criminal organization, presumably drug cartels, where after killing their victims, they were cooked in vats of oil.

The bins contained human skulls and limbs of several people who had been executed as early as Monday of this week.

The vats also contained the victim’s blood that was used with the cooking oil together with traces of hair, teeth and some limbs still attached to masking tape The gruesome scene, not seen before and definitely not to this magnitude, may indicate that new assassins are working in the state of Quintana Roo.

Mexican investigative officials said given the difficult crime scene to work with they are not sure how many victims are here.  Early estimates puts the count some where between five to six but it could be more.

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