November 24. The prosecutor of the state of Jalisco, Mexico announced at a press conference a few days ago that at least 113 bodies were found in a “mass grave” in the El Salto area of the state.
The bones came from a large-scale cemetery managed by a notorious local criminal group. Many remains were dismembered and stored scattered in bags.
According to the British “Mirror” report on the 24th, the local prosecutor Gerardo Octavio Solis said at a press conference held on the 22nd that only 30 of the 113 bodies have been identified. Identity.
According to a report by the Mexican Ministry of the Interior, since 2006, the number of bodies excavated from “mass graves” in Jalisco has reached the highest number in the country, at 867.
The number of missing persons in the state also ranks first in the country. There were 3568 people in two years.
In recent months, despite people’s travel restrictions due to the pandemic, organized crime has not stopped in Mexico.
Mexican experts said that in 2006, Mexico’s then President Calderón launched a controversial large-scale military anti-drug operation against organized criminal groups, which is one of the main reasons for the escalation of violence in Mexico.
According to official data, there have been more than 287,000 murders in the country since then, and it is not clear how many are directly related to drug cartels. \