Police in Honduras have found the mutilated bodies of four teenage girls and a young man dumped in rubbish bags in the port city of La Ceiba, media reports citing officials said on Sunday.
The victims were reportedly between 16 and 24 years of age. The bodies were found with their hands and feet tied, and bore signs of torture.
Police officials were quoted as saying that all the five bodies had deep puncture wounds and were found with their throats slit, suggesting that the victims were subjected to torture before they were killed.
None of the victims have been identified so far. Local media reports said local residents were not able to identify the bodies, indicating the victims were probably outsiders.
The development came just a day after three mutilated bodies were found dumped in Honduras' capital Tegucigalpa. It is not yet clear whether the two cases are linked.
In recent years, Honduras has emerged as a major transit point for smuggling cocaine from South America to the United States as well as Europe. According to the United Nations, the Latin American nation tops the world list in the number of drug-related killings.
by RTT Staff Writer
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