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Mass grave of drug war victims found in Mexico: report

Forensic workers stand next to the remains of a body after finding a mass grave in Tuncingo on the outskirts of Acapulco November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco discovered a hidden mass grave filled with what they believed to be victims of the country’s drug war, local media reported on Wednesday.

Authorities have dug at least 18 bodies out of the grave, newspapers El Universal and Milenio reported.

The newspaper Reforma reported that authorities found a note saying a “narco grave” was on the site.

More than 30,000 people have died in drug-related killings across Mexico over the past four years.

Reporting by Jason Lange; editing by Todd Eastham