Friday, September 15, 2023

Near the US border, 11 Mexican police were found guilty of killing 17 migrants

 CIUDAD VICTORIA: Prosecutors said that on Thursday, 11 former police officers from Mexico were found guilty of shooting and killing 17 migrants near the US border.

The examiner's office said in an explanation it had "figured out how to get a conviction" against 11 cops accused of murder, while another was seen as at real fault for maltreatment of office.

Judge Patricio Lugo Jaramillo said that there was enough evidence to convict the former police officers after a trial that lasted more than three months.

The killings occurred on January 21, 2021 locally of St Nick Anita in Tamaulipas state, near the boundary with the US, where 16 travelers from Guatemala and one from Honduras were going.

The people in question "lost their lives because of gunfire wounds and were thusly burned", the examiner's assertion read.

At first, 12 cops were accused of homicide, yet one of them had the charge mellowed to maltreatment of expert in return for helping out the examination.

The burned bodies were found in a truck in the region of Camargo, an area of questions between drug cartels close to the outskirts with the US territory of Texas.

A sum of 19 bodies were found, including the remaining parts of two Mexicans who, specialists said, were human dealers who planned to take the travelers to the line.

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