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Dozens of Mexican policemen, including members of the Elite Force, have been arrested for their involvement in the January massacre that killed 19 people.
At a press conference on February 2, Irving Barrios, the Tamaulipas attorney general, announced that at least 12 state police officers had been arrested, some of whom belonged to the US-controlled Special Elite Group (GOPES).
On January 12, Mexican authorities found two vehicles burnt near the US-Mexico border. There were a total of 19 vehicle casualties who were shot before their remains were cremated along with the vehicles. So far, a total of four victims have been identified, two of whom were from Mexico and two were Guatemalans who made their way to the United States.
The Attorney General Barrios did not mention the motives for the massacres, nor the role of the detained police officers in the crime, whether they were mediated or killed themselves. The police were tried for murder, abuse of power, and falsification of official records. (From the inside)