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Military officer is arrested in connection with mysterious 2014 Mexico student abduction: report

Handcuffs. (Keith Allison/Flickr)
November 15, 2020

A military officer has reportedly been arrested in connection with the 2014 disappearance of 43 college students in Iguala, Mexico, a mysterious tragedy that rocked the country.

Capt. José Martínez Crespo was detained, The Associated Press reported Friday, citing a federal official who was granted anonymity.

Mexican authorities said in September that they had issued 25 arrest warrants in the unresolved case, with members of the military and the police among the wanted.

The students who vanished in southern Mexico six years ago were presumed dead, and the abduction has hung like a shadow over a country grappling with drug wars and police corruption.

The students were last seen being shepherded into police trucks. Cops are thought to have turned the students over to drug dealers, though details in the case remain foggy and disputed.

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