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Gang members arrested over missing students case in Mexico

October 28, 2014, 16:12 UTC+3
Fifty-two people were arrested in connection with the case of missing students, including police officers
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MEXICO CITY, October 28. /TASS/. Four members of the drug gang Guerreros Unidos pleaded guilty to kidnapping a group of students in Iguala one month ago.

That was confirmed by Mexico's Attorney General, Jesús Murillo Karam, who reported about the search for 43 remaining students.

At the moment, the suspects are questioned about their connection to the case. According to Karam, basing on the results of interrogations, it might be possible to extract reliable information about the missing young people’s location.

As noted by Murillo Karam, up to the present day, 52 people were arrested in connection with the case of missing students, including police officers, Iguala officials and Guerreros Unidos gang members.

Shooting at student demonstration

On September 26, in Iguala, police and gunmen opened fire on the students who protested against newly adopted education reform. During these clashes, 6 people ere killed, 25 injured and 43 students were reported missing.

According to the Prosecutor General of Mexico, the location of missing students remains unknown; authorities were still searching for them. President Enrique Pena Nieto pledged to hold all guilty of massacre of students to account.

Thousands of people have held protests in cities across Mexico against the disappearance of students, demonstrators call for the authorities to find the missing people. They seized more than 25 buildings of Guerrero Municipal District Council and picketed on major highways.

Several international organizations and foreign nations’ community leaders urge the Mexican authorities to ensure search for 43 missing students. Iguala admits that these tragic events damaged the image of the Latin American countries. Therefore, the tourist flow to the Guerrero state, where the famous resort Acapulco is situated, significantly decreased.

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