Mexico: Police discover three men decapitated in Acapulco over New Year’s

Acapulco: At least five people were killed over the New Year’s weekend in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, including three men found decapitated in a central neighbourhood.

The three severed heads were found Saturday on a residential street on the roof of a car, with the bodies inside. The killings were confirmed by a law enforcement official who was not authorised to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Elsewhere in the city, a police officer was slain by unknown gunmen while assisting at the scene of a traffic accident near the beach and a taxi driver was gunned down in his cab.

Another police officer was shot dead on Sunday in Atoyac de Alvarez, about 90 kilometres from Acapulco.