MEXICO CITY (AP) - The army says it has detained eight suspected members of the Gulf cartel and seized drugs, guns and hand grenades during investigations into the May 13 discovery of 49 dismembered bodies on a highway in northern Mexico.
Mexico's Defense Department says the suspects were caught Thursday as part of an operation designed to capture those responsible for the grisly discovery in the city of Cadereyta. But the department has not said whether the eight suspects were directly involved in those killings.
The department said Friday that a total of 44 people have been detained and 140 guns and about four tons of marijuana have been seized during the investigations.
Authorities had previously suggested the rival Zetas cartel was responsible for the killings.
The Associated Press