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Durango, Mexico - At least 10 bodies have been found in a mass grave near the Mexican city of Durango, where the bodies of nearly 300 suspected victims of drug violence have been exhumed since April, state prosecutors said on Monday.
The bodies were discovered on Sunday by soldiers on patrol near Durango, a major supply route to the United States, where the competing Zetas and Sinaloa drug cartels operate.
The bodies were transferred to forensics specialists who determined that the victims had been killed together, an official from the prosecutors' office said on condition of anonymity.
Before the latest find, 13 mass graves containing a total of 280 bodies had been discovered in the state of Durango since April 11.
Separately on Monday, prosecutors in Mexico's northern Nuevo Leon state, on the US border, said 14 police officers and four agents from a special investigation unit had been arrested for alleged ties to drug traffickers.
The 18 suspects were arrested between Friday and Sunday and transferred to Monterrey. A judge authorised their detention for 30 days.
In recent months dozens of police in Nuevo Leon have been arrested on suspicion of working with organised crime syndicates, primarily the Zetas cartel. - Sapa-AFP