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An anonymous complaint reveals a clandestine grave with 113 human remains in Los Cabos

2024-02-26T21:13:38.598Z

Highlights: An anonymous complaint reveals a clandestine grave with 113 human remains in Los Cabos. An anonymous call revealed the location of a property with bodies between Miraflores and the town of Agua Caliente. In the State there are 952 missing people, according to the national registry of the Ministry of the Interior. Mexico has become a territory of clandestine graves. From 2006 to mid-2023, there are more than 5,600. The map illustrates the power of organized crime, which uses disappearance as a war tactic.


The authorities of Baja California Sur have located more than a hundred bone fragments on a road in the tourist region. In the State there are 950 missing people


On a dirt road in Los Cabos, the Baja California Sur Search Commission has found a clandestine grave.

So far they have found 113 remains and bone fragments;

Until the identifications are made, it will not be known how many people they belong to.

An anonymous call revealed the location of a property with bodies between Miraflores and the town of Agua Caliente, where excavations continue.

In the State there are 952 missing people, according to the national registry of the Ministry of the Interior.

The discovery opens a gap in the security of this popular tourist destination in Mexico.

On February 21, the authorities and groups searching for the missing arrived at this point near the mountains, thanks to an anonymous tip.

In the first study of the area, 46 human remains appeared, "so it was established to expand the exploration area, thus beginning with a generalized search," said the Secretary of the Interior of Baja California Sur.

On the second day of work they located the grave, where there were 67 more remains.

The place has been guarded by the federal Secretary of Defense and the National Guard, while the search in the area, also with dogs from the Prosecutor's Office, continues.

Mexico has become a territory of clandestine graves.

From 2006 to mid-2023, there are more than 5,600.

The map illustrates the power of organized crime, which uses disappearance as a war tactic, an added obstacle for families to achieve justice.

In January it was a network of graves in Sonora;

Last week the discovery of 11 bodies in Tarímbaro, Michoacán, this Monday it was the turn of Los Cabos.

Baja California Sur has historically been one of the territories that seemed far from the violence against drug trafficking suffered by the northern states, the Gulf of Mexico or entities such as Michoacán or Guerrero, where the struggle between criminal groups plunged the population into terror. .

Los Cabos, led by Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, have established themselves as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Now, just 70 kilometers from one of the favorite spots for international travelers, the land returns more than a hundred human remains.

During the administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the discovery of this type of graves in Baja California has skyrocketed.

If from 2006 to 2018 there were 31 - eight in Los Cabos -, from December 1, 2018 to April 2023 there are now 74, of which 29 have been located in Los Cabos, which stands as the area with the highest number of these clandestine burials.

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Source: elparis

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