At least 28 bodies have been discovered buried on an abandoned ranch in the state of Veracruz, considered to be one of the territories where the cartel Los Zetas operates.
Some of the bodies had been buried for more than a month.
The discovery was made by a military patrol in Nopaltepec. Soon after, people who have reported family members as missing began arriving at the scene.
Since December of 2006, authorities have discovered a large number of clandestine graves in nearly every state of the country.