Total Of 5 Policemen Found Killed In Western Mexico - Reports

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Total of 5 Policemen Found Killed in Western Mexico - Reports

Dead bodies of five police officers were found inside a car in the Mexican municipality of Zitacuaro, located in the country's western state of Michoacan, local media reported

MEXICO CITY (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th February, 2019) Dead bodies of five police officers were found inside a car in the Mexican municipality of Zitacuaro, located in the country's western state of Michoacan, local media reported.

The men, who used to serve in the police of Michoacan's Tuzantla municipality, were kidnapped on February 4 by unidentified people. Since then, they have been registered as missing.

The prosecutors have established that the policemen had died of multiple gunshot wounds, Excelsior media outlet specified. A letter was found near their bodies, while its content has not been revealed.

Two major crime syndicates La Familia Michoacana and Knights Templar Cartel are operating in Michoacan, which has long suffered from drug-related crime. The syndicates, along with other cartels, are engaged in vigorous struggle for spheres of influence.

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