Mexico City – The Mexican authorities said Thursday 21 bodies, some of which had been burned, were found in the borderland of Tamaulipas in northern Mexico, which seems to have been Clash was drug gangs. The bodies were found near the remains of seven burned-out vehicles near the border town of Miguel Aleman.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the killings on Wednesday seem to have been part of a dispute between gangs. He said details will be released once all the information has been collected.
An official of Tamaulipa's state who was not entitled to be cited by his name said the investigators had counted 21 bodies at the scene.
The area around Miguel Aleman was long ago dominated by the Zetas drug cartel, which was closed in the fight to fight crime in the Rio Grande Valley with its rival Gulf Cartel.
The Zetas cartel has now shattered and the deaths in Miguel Aleman seem to be the result of a dispute between the Gulf Cartel and one of the Zetas factions, the Northeast Cartel.
Tamaulipas was an important juncture for drug trafficking and was also the scene of some of the worst massacres and fierce fighting in the Mexican drug war.  Mexico Violence "height =" 413 "width =" 620 "class =" lazyload "srcset =" https://cbsnews2.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2019/01/10/db2e3f45-47c5 -4c94-b191-515befb33b82 / thumbnail / 620×413 / 2050e280fff4e316b775d4374dcdb0f7 / mexico-bodies-ap-19003048704831.jpg 1x, https://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2019/01/10/db2e3f45-47c5- 4c94-b191-515befb33b82 / thumbnail / 1240×826 / 08f704a9f711b50640c7be990d3d33f5 / mexico-bodies-ap-19003048704831.jpg 2x "srcset =" data: image / svg + xml,% 3Csvg% 20xmlns% 3D'http% 3A% 2F% 2Fwww.w3 .org% 2F2000% 2Fsvg '% 20viewBox% 3D'0% 200% 20620% 20413'% 2F% 3E "/>
This war killed 28,689 people in Mexico in 2017, according to government statistics – the highest ever reported figure, and probably even more lethal.
But as Haley Ott of CBS News discovered in December, there are at least 36,265 more people in the country who have simply disappeared in the bloodshed. Known as desaparecidos or "the disappeared", some are kidnapped, others are caught up in the fire of antitrust violence that permeates Mexican society.
Many are believed to be dead, but without bodies their families are left without answers and sometimes with the heavy burden of trying to find the remains of their missing loved ones alone. The full report can be found in the player at the top of this page.