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Mexican soldiers find 18 bags of human remains, saws

AP  |  Mexico City 

Prosecutors say they have found 18 bags of human remains and tools used to dismember bodies at a farm in the western state of

State prosecutors don't have a count of the bodies. Containers found at the farm that could also hold more.

Officials said Friday they found tools, presumably saws, used to dismember bodies as well as tubs with red stains in them.

Soldiers raided the farm when a man escaped and said he had been held at the farm. Two other bound captives were also found and three of their alleged captors were arrested.

Over the weekend, authorities discovered the remains of 34 people at two separate properties in

Since December 1, authorities have found 222 burial pits and 337 sets of human remains nationwide.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, May 18 2019. 05:46 IST
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