Arrests led Mexican authorities to grisly discovery

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    .MEXICO CITY - The buses crawled to a halt to obey roadblocks manned by armed men, who boarded like soldiers or police doing an inspection. One by one, they tapped certain passengers, all men, mostly young, to get off: "You. You. You."

    Relatives and travel companions watched in horror as the buses pulled away without them, Tamaulipas officials quoted surviving bus passengers as saying.

    Less than two weeks later, security forces following reports of abducted passengers in violent Tamaulipas state bordering Texas stumbled on a collection of pits holding a total of 59 bodies.

    Federal security spokesman Alejandro Poire announced Thursday that a total of 14 suspects linked to the killings had been arrested between Friday and Wednesday. Those arrests apparently led authorities to the pits.

    Poire said the suspects belonged to a "criminal cell," but he did not specify which gang or cartel they may have belonged to. He said the government is now placing a special emphasis on dismembering "the most violent gangs," but he did not specify which ones they were.

    The grisly discovery this week came in virtually the same spot near the town of San Fernando where 72 migrants were murdered in August.

    The United States' top drug enforcer said in Mexico a day earlier that the violence means authorities are winning.

    By Thursday, investigators had identified a few victims of the latest massacre as Mexicans, not transnational migrants trying to reach the U.S. They did not say if they were connected to 12 official missing-person reports from the buses. Authorities interviewing witnesses calculated that 65 to 82 people went missing, Tamaulipas state Interior Secretary Morelos Canseco said.

    They were kidnapped on one of Mexico's most dangerous stretches of highway that runs along Mexico's Gulf Coast to the border with Texas, an area where federal authorities launched a major offensive in November seeking to regain control of territory from two warring drug gangs, the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas.

    Despite an estimated 1,000 soldiers in Tamaulipas, criminals have become so brazen they apparently kidnapped dozens of passengers in a stretch of open desert that locals say lay between two military checkpoints. The Mexican military would not comment on the location of roadblocks for security reasons.

    Authorities speculate the men pulled off the buses fell victim to ever more brutal recruiting efforts to replenish cartel ranks. But one local politician said there were rumors that the Gulf Cartel was sending buses of people to fight the Zetas, who control that stretch of road and who began boarding buses in search of their rivals.

    The Zetas are blamed for the migrant killings last August as well as the death of U.S. Immigration and Customs agent Jaime Zapata in neighboring San Luis Potosi state.

    More than four years and tens of thousands of troops into Mexico's crackdown on drug trafficking, authorities say they have the cartels encircled. More than 34,600 people have died in drug violence. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administrator Michele Leonhart told an international drug conference in Mexico's resort city of Cancun this week that the violence is an unfortunate symptom of success.

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    More bodies found in mass graves...
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    Mexico Finds 28 More Bodies in Border Pits
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - Mexican investigators have found a total of 116 bodies in pits near the U.S. border, 28 more than previously reported, Attorney General Marisela Morales said Tuesday.
     
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    16 Police Arrested In Connection To Mass Graves...
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    Violence increases pressure on Calderon
    Thursday, April 14,`11 — The mass killing, mass graves and mass arrests of police this week in northeastern Mexico have shaken the government of President Felipe Calderon, who faces mounting pressure to stem sensational violence.
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    Saturday, April 9,`11 — On a sunny afternoon last week, when the streets of this mountain mining city were filled with schoolchildren and parents hurrying home from work, gunmen entered a tiny apartment and started firing methodically.
     
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    New security chief in Tamaulipas...
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    Mexican state replaces security chief
    Tue, Apr 19, 2011 - MASS GRAVES:Tamaulipas’ governor appointed a former military captain who has been working with the federal police to better coordinate beefed-up security efforts

     
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    All coming to a town near you.
     
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    Granny says it just goes to show dem Mexican drug cartels is nothin' but a bunch o' animals...
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    Authorities Still Uncovering Bodies in Mexico Mass Graves
    Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales says 183 bodies have been uncovered so far from mass graves in the northeastern part of the country, near the U.S. border.
     
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    Mexican drug cartels fightin' amongst themselves...
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    Mexico mass graves signal major cartel rift
    Tue, May 24, 2011 - DISPUTE:The Sinaloa cartel had seemed immune to the internal power struggles that have plagued other drug gangs — until the discovery of 219 corpses, an official said
     
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    Body count update...
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    Toll reaches 226 bodies found in Mexico mass graves
    Thu, Jun 02, 2011 - DURANGO - THE number of bodies recovered from mass graves in this northern Mexican city rose to 226, public security officials said Wednesday, updating the toll from 218.
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    Mexico charges 73 in mass grave find
    Fri, Jun 03, 2011 - DRUG CARTEL BLAMED:Several police officers were among the scores of suspects charged over the killings of 183 people whose bodies were unearthed in Tamaulipas
     
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