MEXICO CITY (April 2, 2013)--The bodies of nine men have been found in an SUV with Texas license plate in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas, prosecutors said.
Most of the victims had been dismembered, the Tamaulipas state attorney general's office said.
The office said in a statement Monday the bodies were found late Sunday stuffed in the vehicle, which had been left on a roadway near the state capital, Ciudad Victoria.
The office did not say whether there was any evidence drug gangs were involved in the killings.
Both the Zetas and the Gulf cartel operate in the area.
Imported secondhand trucks in northern Mexico frequently bear Texas license plates.