The bodies of 10 men presumably murdered by drug cartels in two separate incidents were found over the weekend on the border between the western Mexican states of Jalisco and Michoacan, officials said.

Seven bodies were found Sunday on a road in Jilotlan de los Dolores, a town near Michoacan state, municipal police spokesmen and Jalisco state officials told Efe.

The unidentified victims were blindfolded and shot, leading investigators to suspect that an organized crime group was involved in the killings, the officials said.

Police in Jilotlan de los Dolores received a tip from an anonymous caller early Sunday that the bodies were on the road.

Gunmen, meanwhile, killed three men early Sunday outside Quitupan, a city near Michoacan state, in another suspected gangland hit.

The gunmen arrived in the main plaza in the town of El Montoso aboard several SUVs and opened fire on the three men, municipal police and state officials told Efe.

The victims have not been identified and no arrests have been made, officials said.

Nine people have been murdered recently in shootings in the two towns. EFE