Mexico police recover 7 bodies from mines

Authorities say the location was being used as a clandestine graveyard by drug gangs

Published August 23, 2010 10:46PM (EDT)

Police have recovered seven bodies from two mines in central Mexico that authorities say were being used as a clandestine graveyard by drug gangs.

Hidalgo state prosecutor Carmen Archundia says investigators were led to the mine by a group of suspects, including three police officers, arrested last week.

Archundia said Monday the bodies were recovered over the weekend from a mine in the city of Pachuca, the capital of Hidalgo state, and from a mine in the nearby town of Mineral del Chico.

In July, authorities recovered 55 bodies from an abandoned mine near Taxco, a colonial-era city popular with international tourists.

By Associated Press

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