Beachgoers in a popular Mexican beach town were starkly reminded of Mexican cartel violence when the bodies of tortured individuals washed up on the beach over the weekend.
Visitors to Acapulco’s famous Playa Condesa made the discovery on Saturday afternoon when two bodies were found with clear evidence that they had been tortured. The Sun reported.
One of the bodies was tied hand and foot to a cement anchor, while another body lay face up in the sand.
A third body was found the next morning with gunshot wounds to its neck on nearby Icacos Beach.
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The third body was reportedly found close to a military base.
The Mexican army was called to the scene and some photos showed soldiers, but the beach ultimately remained open and the bodies were removed.
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Acapulco is located in the Mexican state of Guerrero, one of the regions of the United States Department of State warned inside October that Americans are not allowed to travel because of concerns about crime.
“Crime and violence are widespread,” the State Department warned. “Armed groups operate independently of the government in many parts of Guerrero. Members of these groups regularly maintain roadblocks and may use force against travelers. U.S. citizens and LPRs have been victims of kidnapping in recent years.”
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Acapulco was listed as the 7th deadliest city in the world in 2019, largely due to cartel violence, after being one of the most popular travel destinations for Hollywood A-listers for decades starting in the 1940s.