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12 killed in drug-related violence in two Mexican tourist sites

  2011-10-03 11:47:36
Mexico City, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Twelve people have been killed in two of Mexico's tourist resorts in two states that have long been plagued by drug-related violence, authorities said Sunday.
In Mazatlan, gunmen opened fire from a vehicle outside a liquor store, killing three men and two women.
The drive-by shooting happened in the Sinaloa state, home to Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's Sinaloa cartel, whose reach has extended down to Central America.
The other violent incidence took place in the southwestern state of Guerrero where seven bodies riddled with bullets were found in the beach resort of Zihuatanejo, local police said.
A branch of the La Familia criminal group was suspected to be behind the killings as threatening notes bearing the group's seal had been found at the scene, police said.
More than 41,000 people have been killed across Mexico since the federal government launched in 2006 a crackdown against drug cartels, according to official data. 


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