Mexico: 3 Found Decapitated, 2 More Killed Over New Year’s Weekend In Acapulco
Mexico: Associated Press reports Three severed heads were found on Saturday on the roof of a car with the bodies inside in the resort city of Acapulco.
A Law enforcement official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the find.
Later the same day, a gunmen opened fire at police who were assisting at the scene of a traffic accident in a tourist quarter near the beach, killing one officer. While early on Sunday a taxi driver was killed down in his cab on a road that leads out of the city.
Acapulco is in the midst of its worst crime wave for a decade where there were 1,600 murders in 2015.
Acapulco is a city and major seaport in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 380 kilometres (240 mi) south of Mexico City. Acapulco is located on a deep, semicircular bay and has been a port since the early colonial period of Mexico’s history. It is a port of call for shipping and cruise lines running between Panama and San Francisco, California, United States. The city of Acapulco is the largest in the state, far larger than the state capital Chilpancingo. Acapulco is also Mexico’s largest beach and balneario resort city.
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