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Massacre in Tamaulipas: 12 police officers suspected of participating in the murder of 19 people in northern Mexico are arrested

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An altar for a migrant murdering in Mexico


Families in Guatemala have awaited the identification of the bodies of the victims of Comitancillos and San Marcos.

Authorities in Tamaulipas, in northeastern Mexico, ordered the arrest of 12 state police officers for their alleged participation in the murder of 19 people, most of them migrants, on January 22.

“These arrest warrants have already been completed and in the next few hours the police will be placed at the disposal of the judicial authority,” said Attorney General Irving Barrios on Tuesday night.

In conference, the official said that the policemen were arrested on charges of aggravated homicide, as well as abuse of authority, poor performance of administrative functions and false reports submitted to an authority.

On January 22, the Tamaulipas authorities received an anonymous call that denounced the existence of two burning vehicles on a rural road in the municipality of Camargo, near the border between Mexico and the United States.

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