The lifeless bodies were spotted in a residential district, with most people having their hands tied up, as per the local law enforcement.
Monterrey, Mexico: A shocking event unfolded in Monterrey, a northeast Mexican city known for housing top-tier international firms and notorious drug cartels. Tuesday saw the discovery of six lifeless bodies, two of which were women, reported the authorities.
The victims were left in a residential district, with the majority of them found with their hands tied, said the state prosecutor’s office.
The locals reported the incident right after midnight upon hearing gunshots, the office shared.
Monterrey is positioned roughly 100 miles away from the US border in Nuevo Leon. It’s recognized as an industrial behemoth, looking forward to reaping benefits from an anticipated influx of overseas investment.
Tesla, the renowned electric car producer, plans to establish a new enormous factory in the outskirts of the city. This is a part of the ‘nearshoring’ trend, where US companies are aiming to situate their production facilities closer to home.
Since the launch of a contentious military operation against drug trafficking in 2006, Mexico has witnessed over 350,000 murders. The majority of these grim figures are linked to organized crime.
On Monday, Hector Joel Villegas, the security minister of the northeast state of Tamaulipas, known for its high violence rates, narrowly escaped a shooting, said the authorities.
Villegas resumed his duties on Tuesday with enhanced security measures, they added.