The Mexican authorities have announced this Wednesday the arrest of nine police officers for their alleged responsibility for the disappearance of the 43 normalista students from Ayotzinapa, kidnapped and murdered in 2014.
The Secretary of Public Security of Guerrero has reported, through a statement, that the Criminal Investigation Agency has complied with an arrest warrant against seven members of the State Police and two police officers from the municipality of Iguala “for that unfortunate case”.
With these arrests, a total of 15 people have been arrested in the last year for allegedly being the perpetrators of the kidnapping and death of the students in September 2014, as reported by the newspaper ‘El Sol de México’.
In addition, in August 2022, the former Mexican prosecutor Jesús Murillo Karam (2012-2015) was indicted for forced disappearance, torture and obstruction of justice, days after the Mexican government acknowledged that “there is no indication whatsoever” that the missing students on the outskirts of Iguala (Guerrero) are still alive.
The attack against the 43 young people on the night of September 26-27, 2014 has symbolized for years the impunity of the armed groups and their collusion with public institutions. The clues point to the Guerreros Unidos organization, but also to the intervention of the security forces.