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Mexican police find nine bodies dumped in Tijuana

Associated Press - October 4, 2008 5:43 PM ET

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Nine more bodies have been found dumped in the Mexican border city of Tijuana.

They're believed to be the latest of nearly 50 people killed in a week of violence linked to the drug trade.

5 of the bodies found today were dumped between two small shopping centers. They had been beaten and their hands were tied.

Two others were found on a road, beheaded and wrapped in blankets. Their heads were in black plastic bags nearby.

Mexican authorities are blaming the violence on warring leaders within a drug gang. A note near the bodies found today said, "These are the bricklayer's people." A message found Monday with 12 bodies dumped near an elementary school threatened everybody working with "The Engineer."

Tijuana has seen more than 400 drug-related killings this year.

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