Mexican Prosecutors Detain 30 Marines in Connection with Tamaulipas Disappearances

Mexican Prosecutors have arrested and detained 30 marines in connection with the disappearance of an unspecified number of people in Tamaulipas state in 2014.

“Thirty naval service members were made available to the Attorney General’s Office on April 9 in compliance with arrest warrants… for the alleged crime of forced disappearance of persons,” announced the Navy Secretariat. 

No details were given on the number of victims or what month it happened but it was when the marines were deployed in the border city of Nuevo Loredo.

Since the war on drugs started in 2006, 85,000 people have disappeared with both cartels and authorities blamed. 

The arrest of the marines was the largest detention of military personnel in connection with enforced disappearances in recent years in Mexico so far. 

Apart from the marines, the government prepared arrest warrants for military personnel connected with the disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa school in the southern state of Guerrero in 2016 which was allegedly related to cartel activity.


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