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Tijuana Officials Find Five Bodies in Two Days

Tijuana Officials Find Five Bodies in Two Days

Killers in Tijuana are using dead bodies to try to intimidate soldiers who've come to the city to crack down on organized crime. Hundreds of federal officers arrived in Tijuana at the start of the year to fight drug violence. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Law enforcement officials in Tijuana have found five bodies during the last two days.


Al had written messages attached to them.

Each is a variation on the theme that people who report crime in the city will end up dead.

About a month ago, the Mexican military set up hotlines for anonymous tips.

Over the years, criminals have used various methods to send messages to law enforcement.

Victor Clark directs Tijuana's Binational Center for Human Rights and studies organized crime.


He says criminals use the internet and YouTube to reach a wide audience.

But Clark says using bodies is more gruesome and intimidating, not necessarily to the authorities, but certainly to society at large.

Officials say all of the bodies were dumped along the side of the road.

Amy Isackson, KPBS News.