Mexican authorities are offering a reward of $658,000 for information leading to the capture of two suspects wanted in last August’s massacre of 72 illegal Central and South American migrants.
Officials announced the reward Monday for two suspects known by the nicknames “The Coyote” and “The Scorpion.” They also offered a reward of $411,000 for a third suspect in the mass killings. At least seven people already have been arrested in the case.
The bodies of the migrants were discovered on a ranch in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, which borders the U.S. state of Texas. Mexico is a transit point for illegal migrants from Latin America and elsewhere seeking to reach the United States. Many fall victim to gangs and organized crime.