Grave of 3,000 Drug War Victims boiled in acid Uncovered

A mass grave containing the remains of 3,000 suspected drug cartel murder victims has been unearthed in Coahuila, northern Mexico.

The horrific site holds what is left of thousands of skeletal remains, teeth, bullet casings and boots that had been "cooked with acid" and broken up with shovels.

The area was uncovered by Victims for their Rights in Action (Vida), a pressure group representing the families of the tens of thousands of people who have gone missing as a result of drug violence in the Central American nation.

The group was led to the site on Saturday (2 December) after receiving an anonymous tip-off it was being used as an extermination centre by gangsters.

Vida treasurer Óscar Sánchez Viesca told Latin American broadcaster Telesur: "The bodies of the victims were cooked with acid and incinerated in steel drums for hours with the help of diesel, scrap tires and pieces of wood, then they emptied the drums and finished breaking the remains with shovels."

The burial site is around 100m2 and located between two communal farming plots.