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Police found the bodies of seven murdered men outside an avocado plantation on Thursday in the town of Salvador Escalante in the western state of Michoacan, the state government announced.

The bodies were found next to a path connecting Salvador Escalante with the neighboring town of Ario de Rosales, Xinhua quoted the Michoacan prosecutor-general as saying.

Photos published by local media show the seven bodies face down on the side of the road. The victims have not been identified by the police at this time but investigators believe they were local farmers.

Michoacan has long been known as one of Mexico’s more violent states with a number of violent criminal gangs fighting for control of local drug trade.

First Published | 19 May 2017 7:36 AM
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