17 Inmates Dead in Mazatlan Prison Riot
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17 Inmates Dead in Mazatlan Prison Riot

Mazatlán : Mexico | Jun 14, 2010 at 2:28 PM PDT
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17 inmates were found shot to death in the aftermath of a prison riot in Mazatlan. When the riot was brought under control, firearms including an assault rifle were found.

Unconfirmed reports put all the dead as members of the Zetas drug gang. The Sinaloa drug cartel is very powerful in this area.

Mexico has been torn by the ongoing drug wars in which criminal cartels are fighting each other for the lucrative drug trade moving marijuana and cocaine north into the US.

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