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2 Cubans arrested in decapitations

September 05, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Two Cubans are being held for alleged involvement in the beheadings of a dozen men in the Yucatan peninsula.

The man and woman were arrested on a beach in Cancun. Mexican police also raided a house, seizing an assault rifle, a grenade and ammunition. Police acted after questioning three Mexicans.

The 12 decapitated bodies were found Aug. 28 outside Merida. Investigators say the three suspects are with a group of hit men known as the Zetas.

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