April 10, 2011

TIJUANA, Mexico (AFP) – Bones and teeth of potential victims of drug trafficking gangs were found in Tijuana on land owned by a man who in 2009 confessed to disposing 300 bodies in vats of acid, officials have said.

Forensic specialists found 35 bone fragments and 20 teeth while searching property owned by Jose Santiago Meza, according to the state prosecutor in Tijuana, a city that borders the US state of California.

The remains will be compared with DNA samples of people who have been reported missing.

After being arrested in January 2009, Meza revealed that he dumped 300 bodies in vats of acid over the past decade to dispose of their remains for a drug trafficking cartel. He had said he was paid $600 a week.

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