After eight bodies were found in the beach resort city of Cancun, a level two travel advisory has been issued by the U.S. State Department for Mexico. Some of the bodies were discovered in the trunk of a taxi cab and at least two bodies were found dismembered.
The Riveria Maya News reported, that the bodies of a man and a woman were found shoved into the trunk of an abandoned taxi cab at a shopping mall in the early hours Monday, the identities of the two victims are yet to be known.
The state Department warned travelers to “exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime.” The travel advisory, which was issued on Tuesday, noted that violent crimes were widespread in the country.
Travelers were told not to travel to Colima, Michoacán, Sinaloa, Guerrero and Tampaulipas states due to the increased crimes. The advisory suggested using toll roads and avoid driving at night and being careful while visiting banks and ATM’s.
Violence in Cancun, which is a popular beach destination for tourists around the world, has been seen to be rising. In April, 57 murders were reported, including 14 homicides that occurred within 36-hour time which happened near main tourists attractions. The Dallas Morning News reported.