21 Mexico Police Arrested for Kidnapping, Extortion of Migrants

10/17/16 InSight Crime

federal police mexicoNearly two dozen municipal police officers were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and extortion of migrants in Mexico‘s Chiapas state, highlighting the rise of police violence against migrants along this key transit route.

A total of 21 municipal police officers in the town of Chiapa de Corzo were arrested for allegedly attempting to extort 19 undocumented migrants on October 11.According to El Universal, the accused intercepted a bus carrying migrants — including seven minors whose ages ranged from two to fourteen years — and proceeded to transfer the victims to the police station where they were subsequently held.

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