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Man disposed of 300 bodies

A MEXICAN drug trade suspect has confessed to dissolving the bodies of 300 rivals with corrosive chemicals near the US border, in a claim highlighting the brutality of Mexico's drug war.

Santiago Meza, known as "The Stew Maker," said on Friday he did away with bodies in industrial drums on the outskirts of the violent city of Tijuana.

More than 700 people died in Tijuana last year as rival gangs battled to control its lucrative drug trade and many more are missing.

Meza said he was paid US$600 a week by a breakaway faction of the Arellano Felix cartel to dispose of slain rivals with caustic soda.

"They brought me the bodies and I just got rid of them," Meza said, admitting he'd been doing it for 10 years. "I didn't feel anything."


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