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Mexican prosecutors find 166 skulls in mass graves

Posted: 2:51 PM, Sep 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-06 20:51:25Z

Mexican investigators have found 166 skulls in clandestine mass burial pits in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

State prosecutor Jorge Winckler said Thursday that for security reasons he would not reveal the location of the site.

He says the bodies were buried at least two years ago.

It is one of the largest mass graves discovered so far in Mexico, where drug cartels frequently use such clandestine pits to dispose of their victims.