7 tortured, bound bodies found in Mexican port

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Posted: 04/12/2012 07:55:52 PM MDT

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities say the tortured and bound bodies of seven men have been dumped in a Pacific port city along with messages signed by a drug gang.

The Michoacan state prosecutors office says each victim's head was covered with a black plastic bag and had a bullet wound in the back of the neck. Police found posters with threatening messages from the New Generation gang, an ally of Mexico's powerful Sinaloa Cartel.

Thursday's killings in the port of Lazaro Cardenas come only two days after nine bodies were found in other towns of the same state, also with messages signed by New Generation.

Authorities also report that the bodies of five more men were discovered shot dead Thursday in other areas of Michoacan, but it isn't clear who was responsible.

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