Mexican prosecutors say they have arrested two more suspects in the 2019 killings of nine U.S.-Mexican dual citizens near the northern border
CITY OF MEXICO – Mexican prosecutors said on Sunday that they had arrested two more suspects in the murders of nine U.S.-Mexican dual citizens in 2019 near the northern border.
Federal prosecutors identified the suspects only by name, “Wilbert” and “Tomás”, in accordance with the rules on the presumption of innocence. The former faces several counts of murder, and the latter is charged with organized crime.
They led to about 20 suspects who were arrested in that case, and there are still warrants for issuing warrants. Both were arrested in the town of Nuevas Casa Grandes, near the border with New Mexico.
Three women and six children from extended families Langford, LeBarón and Miller were ambushed and killed by suspected drug gang assassins on November 4, 2019.
Initial investigations suggested that a team of armed men from a drug gang that originated in the border town of Ciudad Juarez set up an ambush to kill members of a rival cartel. However, relatives of the victims say that at some point the gunmen had to know who they were killing.