DHAKA: The dismembered bodies of at least 14 people have been found in an abandoned pickup vehicle in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, authorities said.
Veracruz is the scene of a violent drug turf war.
Alerted by an anonymous call late on Monday, authorities found the vehicle parked on a road in the town of Tuxpan near the border with the state of Tamaulipas, the state prosecutor`s office said on Tuesday.
Local media quoted witnesses as saying the victims were mostly men in their 20s whose dismembered body parts had been stuffed into bags.
A message found at the site suggested the killings were linked to strife within the Zetas drug gang, created by elite anti-drug commandos who deserted and went to work for the Gulf cartel in the mid-1990s as hired guns.
They later split to form their own cartel.
The northern border state of Tamaulipas is a stronghold of the Zetas, who been locked in conflict with both the Sinaloa cartel and the Gulf cartel.
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