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10 more found dead in cartels probe

Ten more bodies have been found in what appears to be more bloodshed in the battle between rival cartels for control of drug trafficking in the Mexican port city of Veracruz, officials said.

The discoveries raise the number of deaths since September 20 to at least 75 as the relatively new Jalisco New Generation gang claims to be attacking members of the Zetas cartel.

A statement from the Veracruz state prosecutor's office said seven dead were found piled in a pick-up truck late on Friday.

Three more dead were found on roadsides in two other locations earlier in the day.

Police found 32 bodies left in three houses in Veracruz on Thursday.

On September 20, masked gunmen dumped the bodies of 35 slaying victims on to a busy avenue in the city.


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