25 People are Discovered in Mass Grave in Mexico’s Jalisco State
In Mexico’s Jalisco state, law enforcement found a mass grave site with the bodies of at least 25 unidentified people, according to a report from the prosecutor’s office in the state.
Investigators also discovered five bags that were potentially holding human remains, according to information disclosed by the Jalisco state prosecutors’ office in a press release it published on Twitter on May 9, 2020.
The remains in question were discovered in El Salto, a city located southeast of Guadalajara.
The office said that the bodies and bags will be subject to forensic analysis.
In recent years, Jalisco has witnessed a surge in cartel violence. Jalisco serves as the home base of Jalisco New Generation, which the US Drug Enforcement Agency described as one of Mexico’s “most powerful and fastest growing” drug cartels. This cartel broke away from the Sinaloa Cartel a decade ago.
Mexico has become a narco state plain and simple.
U.S. policymakers should take this into account when crafting immigration and border security policies.
The U.S. cannot afford to have Mexico’s dysfunction spill across our borders.