Nine police officers have been arrested in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero for their alleged responsibility for the 2014 disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Normal School, local authorities announced on Wednesday (March 23rd).
They are seven police officers from the state of Guerrero and two municipal police officers from the town of Iguala, where the disappearances took place, said in a press release the Secretary of Security of Guerrero.
No details have been provided on what the arrested policemen are accused of.
The 43 students had disappeared on the night of September 26 to 27, 2014 in Iguala, where they had gone to
buses in order to demonstrate in Mexico City.
According to the first official investigation carried out under former President Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018), the youths were arrested by local police in cahoots with the Guerreros Unidos gang, shot and burned in a landfill for reasons that remain. obscure.
Only the remains of three of them could be identified.
The report of the "Ayotzinapa Truth Commission", set up by current President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, concluded in August 2022 that the Mexican military also had a share of responsibility in this crime.
A Mexican court issued 83 arrest warrants in August 2022, and Mexico asked Israel to extradite Tomas Zeron, a former head of the Criminal Investigation Agency, accused of manipulating evidence.