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The Nation

Atizapan, near Mexico City, was the center of a search for evidence linking the drug-smuggling cult blamed for 13 ritual killings near the U.S. border with other slayings in the capital, the government newspaper El Nacional reported. The paper said the Mexico City killings took place over the last two years but did not say how many people died. It said the attorney general’s office, which handles anti-drug efforts, had been asked to assist in the case. The cult’s suburban “safe house” and two apartments in Mexico City were raided four days after police in Matamoros, 550 miles to the north, found 13 mutilated bodies buried on a ranch.


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