Mayor of Town in Western Mexico Killed

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UNDATED (AP) - Police have found three decapitated bodies on the
outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, across from El Paso, Texas. The
heads were found nearby.
A note taped on two of the bodies read, "This message is for
those who still believe ... still follow Chapo Guzman, which only
guarantees them death." That refers to reputed Sinaloa drug cartel
chief Joaquin Guzman.
Similar messages were found less than two weeks ago with five
bodies dumped in Ciudad Juarez, and on a list threatening 22 police
The city is home to the powerful Juarez drug cartel and has been
one of the hardest-hit cities in a surge of homicides across
Federal Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora said last month
said organized crime-related homicides had jumped 47 percent this
year: 1,378 deaths compared with 940 in the same period of 2006.
The rise comes despite the deployment of more than 25,000 troops
to drug trafficking hotspots since President Felipe Calderon took
office in 2006.

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