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Mexico's richest city hit by drug war

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Mexico's richest city hit by drug war


Despite being the country’s richest city, even Monterrey appears unable to escape the grip of Mexico’s increasingly violent drugs war.

Yesterday at dawn, Police were called to one of its wealthiest neighbourhoods after four bodies were found handcuffed, shot and dumped on the street.

A turf war between competing cartels has seen nearly 300 killings in Monterrey this year alone.

The surge in violence is a major worry for the Mexican government with foreign investors starting to question the safety of doing business in the region.

On Wednesday, on the outskirts of the city, security forces found five clandestine grave sites together with three large containers with human remains inside. The bodies had reportedly been dissolved in acid.

Once lauded as having the best police in Mexico, Monterrey’s authorities seem helpless at stopping the bloodshed.

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