Mexican authorities uncover human skulls
in package headed for U.S
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[January 02, 2023]
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Four human skulls were discovered inside
a package at a Mexican airport that was due to be sent by courier to the
United States, local authorities said on Friday.
Four human skulls wrapped in plastic and
aluminum foil are seen during an inspection by the National Guard inside
a package bound for the United States at a courier company located at
the Queretaro Intercontinental airport, in Queretaro, Mexico in this
photo distributed on December 30, 2022. Mexico's Guardia
Nacional/Handout via REUTERS
The skulls were found wrapped in aluminum foil inside a cardboard
box at Queretaro Intercontinental Airport in central Mexico, a
statement from the National Guard said.
The package had been sent from the western coastal state of
Michoacan - one of the most violent parts of the country - and was
destined for an address in Manning, South Carolina, it said.
The National Guard gave no further details on the age, identity or
possible motive for the sending of the human remains.
The transfer of human remains requires a special permit from a
competent health authority which was not obtained, it said.
(Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)
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