NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico, March 27 (UPI) -- Mexican authorities said they found the torsos of seven unidentified men in an abandoned vehicle near a military base.
Police found the dismembered bodies Monday about a block away from the Mexican army base east of downtown Nuevo Laredo, the Laredo (Texas) Morning Times reported Monday.
"Their arms, legs and heads were cut off," a government official whose name was not reported told the Times.
Soldiers found messages left by cartel bosses at the site, the source said, adding the incident could foreshadow major violence between cartels.
"We cannot deny that two organizations are in the heat of battle in an attempt to take over this part of the border," the source said.