Eleven former police officers handed 50-year prison sentences

CAMARGO, MEXICO – Eleven former police officers in Mexico have been handed 50-year prison sentences each for their role in the 2021 killings of 17 migrants and two Mexican citizens, according to official reports released on Tuesday. The officers, previously part of an elite police unit in the northern state of Tamaulipas, bordering Texas, were convicted earlier this year on charges of homicide and authority abuse. An additional officer, convicted solely of authority abuse, received …

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Ph.D. Student killed by cartel while researching plants in Mexico

A tragic incident unfolded in Mexico as a U.S. Ph.D. student, Gabriel Trujillo, was shot seven times and left to die in a black SUV during a research trip. A 31-year-old botanist and Ph.D. student from the University of California, Berkeley, he crossed the border in a black SUV with American plates. He had ventured into the former territory of notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, where violence has escalated due to the ongoing …

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Fourteen state police officers kidnapped by gunmen

A group of armed men has abducted 14 state police officers in southern Mexico, leading to a significant deployment of federal and local forces. The incident has raised concerns about the escalating violence in the region and the challenges faced by law enforcement agencies. Authorities are actively working to locate and rescue the missing officers. According to an official from the state police force, the officers were traveling in a personnel transport truck to the …

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