Police found the body of Salid Abdulacis Sabas overnight, with gunshot wounds to the head and lying near nine heavy-calibre cartridge cases, said a statement from Sinaloa state police.
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim,” said a statement from Foreign Affairs. “Our officials in Mazatlan are in contact with local authorities and stand ready to provide consular assistance during this difficult time.”
Sinaloa state is the home of Mexico’s most wanted drug trafficker, Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman, and one of the most violent states in Mexico.
Photos of the day Suspects are lined up as weapons are displayed to the media by the Mexican Navy in Mexico City, June 9, 2011. According to the Mexican Navy over 441 pounds of cocaine were seized in an operation against the Zetas drug cartel in Coahuila and Nuevo Leon in the north of Mexico. (Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)