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The bodies of eight men were discovered Saturday on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, apparently kidnapped from a resort on the Caribbean coast, the AP reported.

The Yucatan state prosecutor's office said the bodies probably belonged to men kidnapped in the tranquil beach town of Xcalak.

Xcalak is located on the southern tip of Mexico's Caribbean coast, near Belize.

On Friday, eight men were reported kidnapped from a ranch in Xcalak.

The bodies were found by a farmer in a field in a Yucatan village across the border from Quintana Roo. The Yucatan prosecutor's office said it does not appear they were killed where they were found, and it is likely they were simply dumped there.

Officials have not identified the abducted men, but local media have reported that they were workers on a coastal ranch.

So far, Xcalak has been largely spared the violence that has plagued other Quintana Roo state beach towns. However, packages of drugs have been known to wash ashore there in the past.

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