MEXICO CITY, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Seven dismembered and burned bodies have been found on a highway in west Mexican state of Michoacan, local media reported on Saturday.
The bodies were discovered in plastic bags in a pickup truck near the border between Michoacan and Jalisco states. The area is contested bloodily by rival drug cartels.
The killings had all the hallmarks of a drug gang attack, a local official said.
Seventeen mutilated bodies were found last Sunday along the same highway in Jalisco.
Since Mexico's outgoing President Felipe Calderon launched the war on drugs in 2006, more than 50,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence.