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Mass Grave Found in Chihuahua

JUAREZ CARTEL / 30 NOV 2010 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

Mexican authorities have found at least 18 bodies in a mass grave in the state of Chihuahua.

Authorities related the find to the detention of five suspects who told investigators where to find the bodies, El Informador reported.

The area near where the bodies were found has been hit hard by a battle between the Juárez and the Sinaloa Cartels. The fighting has left more than 5,000 dead in the region in the last two years.

This is the second mass grave found this month. Authorities found the bodies of eighteen men who were taken from Acapulco's airport when they arrived for a vacation. Mexican investigators say the men were mistaken for members of a rival cartel.

The Washington Post reported that 20 bodies were found. The bodies were buried between eight and twelve months ago, authorities said.

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