The two agents went missing on 5 February while they were on leave attending a christening in Nayarit state, western Mexico.
Mr Martínez, a 26-year-old lawyer, and Mr Hernández, a 28-year-old criminologist, had joined the agency less than a year ago.
Their bodies were found in a car in the city of Xalisco. So far no one has been arrested in connection with their killing.
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The country experienced its most violent year in 2017 with more than 25,000 murders, official figures suggest.
It is the highest annual tally since modern records began. Organised crime accounted for nearly three-quarters of those murders.
in case you missed it, Jesús Pérez Caballero examines Mexico’s CJNG: Local Consolidation, Military Expansion and Vigilante Rhetoric
In each of the states where the group operates, it continues to successfully exploit its defining features: the flexibility to combine a military perspective with its historical criminal ties, a strategic commitment to become involved in pre-existing conflicts, and the promotion of vigilante rhetoric through propaganda.
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