May 30, 2010 4:55 PM by Chris Welty
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's federal police commissioner says
between 20 and 25 corpses have been recovered from an abandoned
silver mine, apparently victims of drug gang violence.
Facundo Rosas says the bodies were pulled from the mine late
Saturday and throughout the day Sunday after a suspect told
authorities about the abandoned mine, one of hundreds in the region
surrounding Taxco, a colonial-era city popular with international
Police say the remains appear to have accumulated over an
undetermined time as bodies were tossed over a 300-foot (100-meter)
precipice into the mine.
More than 23,000 people have been murdered in drug gang violence
since President Felipe Calderon cracked down on narcotraffickers in