Almost 50 sacks of human remains found under nightclub dance floor

Police are now working to identify the victims.

Police in Mexico have unearthed 47 sacks containing what they believe are human remains underneath the dance floor of a nightclub.

The grim mass grave is believed to be linked to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), one of the most violent drug gangs in the country.

The January 13 raid came shortly after police seized nine alleged members of the cartel.

Police had to use a building-site digger to break up the floor inside the industrial warehouse turned nightclub in Tenango del Valle.

Underneath, they found a secret grave of countless human body parts.

Police digging up the ground in a warehouse where human remains were found.
The secret grave was uncovered in a nightclub in Mexico. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

Local media reported that 47 sacks filled with human remains were taken away for forensic examination. Police do not yet know how many victims there are, nor their age and gender.

Through the cartel suspects, police had been led to several locations, among them the warehouse in Tenango del Valle.

The presumed leader of the cell – Jaime Luis 'El Pozolero' – allegedly kidnapped a woman in Tenancingo in 2022. Before releasing her in August, he and his henchmen had allegedly torn off pieces of her fingers.

He was among six arrested at the time before he escaped and was seized again last week.

An official digs under a nightclub dance floor where human remains were found.
Almost 50 sacks filled with human remains were found under the dance floor. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

In addition to the suspects, police seized several bulletproof vests. The Public Prosecutor's Office has said the find is strange, as the CJNG is mostly active in Jalisco, Michoacan, Guanajuato, and Zacatecas States.

Mexico State, however, is the turf of rival cartel La Familia Michoacana.

Local media speculate that the CJNG moved in after confrontations with authorities in Mexico State left La Familia Michoacana weakened or both cartels agreed to a non-aggression pact.

Officials will now work to identify the victims.


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