Drug Cartel Violence Escalates as 23 Bodies Discovered in Mexican Border City
The Mexican city Nuevo Laredo, which is less than three miles from the border of Texas, was rocked with drug cartel related violence when 23 bodies were discovered. Fox News’ Casey Stegall reported that in the last 24 hours, 14 of the victims’ heads were found in coolers in City Hall and the other nine bodies were found hanging from a bridge overpass.
Stegall reported that there has been an increase of gang violence in Mexico, and specifically Nuevo Laredo, following a renewed turf war between three powerful drug cartels.
The same gangs are also fighting for trafficking routes in the major port city of Veracruz. Just this past week the bodies of three journalists were discovered in that city wrapped plastic bags. Drug cartel violence has claimed the lives of more than 50,000 people in the last five years.