Mexico: Police Detain12 Suspected of Murdering 11 Young Women

Posted on June 13, 2013 • Filed under: Ciudad Juárez, Crime, Human Smuggling, Mexico, Police/Military Activity

On June 12, 2013 América Noticias reported that Mexican authorities have arrested 12 suspects in connection with the murder of 11 young women whose remains were found last year near Juárez. The detainees include drug dealers, pimps and small business owners. In addition to drug trafficking charges, they are accused of forcing young girls into prostitution and then killing them “when they were no longer useful.” The 10 men and 2 women will face charges for trafficking and murder.

The authorities explained that the gang advertised jobs in order to obtain information on the victims before kidnapping them. It was initially feared that Juárez was experiencing a resurgence in the wave of murders that the city experienced during the 1990s and early 2000s, during which time more than 100 women died. Read Article

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