While the drug war takes a hefty toll on those who are incarcerated stateside for drug-related offenses, it takes an even more gruesome toll for victims of drug cartels south of the border:
Nine men’s heads were found in plastic bags in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero early Sunday. Eight of them were eventually identified as belonging to soldiers, and the ninth was a lawyer.
Residents of Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero, found the heads before dawn, and hours later located the bodies elsewhere, local police said. They also discovered a message containing a reference to the country’s illegal drug trade, a local official told AFP on condition of anonymity.