Mexico: 5 bodies wrapped in white sheets found in Coahuila

Members of the Mexican Federal Police patrol the city of Culiacan, a northwestern city in Mexico's Sinaloa state, on May 28, 2008. Ever since former president Felipe Calderon deployed thousands of soldiers and federal police to combat organized crime in 2006, the country has been ravaged by violence.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Five bodies wrapped in white sheets were found in northern Mexico on Friday, Mexican newspaper Milenio reported.

Three of the bodies were hanging from a bridge in the city of Saltillo in Coahuila state. The other two bodies were on the ground. 

Police suspect they were victims of a gang-related murder, Reuters reported.

Elsewhere in northern Mexico, police arrested 21 people in Durango state in connection with dozens of killings and kidnappings, the Associated Press reported.

The group – which the AP said acted as an enforcement wing for the Sinaloa drug cartel headed by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman – has been accused of kidnapping and murdering a Durango politician in February.

They have also been accused of kidnapping five employees of El Siglo de Torreon, a newspaper in the neighboring state of Coahuila, in February. The victims were later released.

El Siglo has been attacked periodically since 2009.