Prisoners were stabbed, beaten to death and beheaded in Mexico

Acapulco jail riot leaves 28 dead

Authorities had initially reported only five deaths, but later drastically raised the toll when more bodies were found scattered throughout the Acapulco prison.

"The incident was triggered by a permanent feud between rival groups within the prison", he told a press conference.

Acapulco's fatal prison riot began "because of the constant dispute between rival groups inside the prison", said state security spokesman Robert Alvarez Heredia.

Bodies were discovered throughout the wing, including the kitchen area, as well as the area for conjugal visits. Inmates were found stabbed and beaten, and several were decapitated.

Relatives gathered outside the prison after hearing about the riot and called for information about those they knew.

Kelly, who is a key figure between President Trump's administration and the Mexican government respective of migration and security, will be able to see Mexico's poppy eradication process while visiting the country, according to Mexican officials.

Opium poppy production has been a major source of concern to United States officials.

It is a center of opium poppy production that has been a major concern to US officials.

This is Mexico's deadliest prison violence since 49 inmates were killed in February a year ago in a riot at the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, in the north-east.

In June, Mexico's governmental rights agency issued a report that said numerous country's prisons are unsafe, overcrowded and understaffed.

After the Monterrey riot previous year, the authorities found dozens of knives, cocaine and flat-screen TVs inside, highlighting the control drug cartels had over the prison. Prisoners are often said to have de facto control.

The State of Guerrero, bordered by the Pacific coast, is one of the poorest in Mexico and has one of the highest homicide rates in the country.

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