Corpses found in gangland body dump

Authorities in Mexico's north-eastern state of Nuevo Leon found the remains of at least 38 people scattered on the ground and in a series of pits, at a suspected drug-gang dumping site near Monterrey on Friday.

The state Attorney General, Alejandro Garza y Garza, said three more pits were yet to be inspected, and investigators were using heavy equipment to search the site outside Mexico's third-largest city. Of the victims found so far, 36 are men and two are women.