Mexico/Cartel violence: 23 killed in drug related violence in Nuevo Laredo

Mexican media reported that on Friday 23 persons have been killed in drug related murders in the border city of Nuevo Laredo in the northern state of Tamaulipas. Friday appeared to have been one of the most violent day since the beginning of the year. 

Nine bodies, including 5 men and 4 women, have been found hanged to a highway bridge; 14 other dismembered and beheaded bodies have been found in several public places such as the city hall and a customs station.

It appears that the 9 hanged victims could be members of the Zetas cartel meanwhile the 14 others could be members of the Gulf cartel. The two drug trafficking organizations (DTO) are indeed fighting for the control of the city. Nuevo Laredo remains a key entry point for narcotics into theUnited States.