9 Bloody Bodies Dumped Outside Nuevo Laredo Home With Note: ‘This Is Not a Game’

Nine bodies dumped in a bloody pile were discovered outside a home Thursday in Nuevo Laredo, just across the border, Mexican officials said. Five women and four men were found with a hand-written sign left on top of their bodies, not far from an international bridge that connects to the U.S., a Tamaulipas state official told the Associated Press. The official was not authorized to be quoted by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. The banner read, "This is not a joke, nephew," according to photos from local media. Such messages are often left by drug cartels as warnings to rivals. Nuevo Laredo has long been dominated by the Zetas cartel, which has splintered into factions following the arrest or killing of top leaders. The bodies were on a sidewalk close to a sports complex at the intersection of Abraham Lincoln and Porfirio Diaz streets, The Laredo Morning Times reports. "I just passed by that street and the people who live there were washing those sidewalks, the hideous blood odor," someone reportedly commented on a Facebook photo of the bodies. The state prosecutors' office said is investigating the killings.   Continue reading...

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