Mass graves with 166 bodies found in eastern Mexico

7 September 2018

The bodies of 166 people have been found in the Mexican state of Veracruz, prosecutors said on Thursday. State attorney general Jorge Winckler told a news conference that investigators discovered the bodies in 32 graves in the central part of the state from an unidentified person that they had been dumped there.

Veracruz has long been wracked by violent crime.It is an important trafficking route for drug gangs moving narcotics north towards the U.S. border. Analysis of the remains indicated the bodies had probably not been there for more than two years.