Mexican authorities say burnt automobiles, spent shell casings present in northeast Chihuahua “not associated” to migrants’ abduction
EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The seek for a gaggle of migrants lacking for 11 days close to the Ojinaga, Mexico-Presidio, Texas border has come up empty, Chihuahua state authorities stated.
Nonetheless, the aerial reconnaissance and floor sweep of the desert close to the city of Coyame yielded two burnt automobiles and quite a few spent shell casings. The automobiles aren’t believed to be associated to the migrants, stated Enrique Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Legal professional Common’s Workplace.
The migrants set off for the USA from Aldama, Chihuahua, on or about Sept. 25 with the intent of discovering work within the Odessa, Texas space, in accordance with authorities. A youngster who traveled with the group has informed police armed males intercepted the car the group was touring in close to the city of Coyame. The boy stated the lads tied up the migrants, beat up their two guides and allowed him to flee.
A complete of 13 individuals stay lacking, the Legal professional Common’s Workplace says.
The Presidio-Ojinaga space is a recognized drug and migrant smuggling hall the place the drug gangs are aggressively attempting to take management of the migrant commerce as properly, in accordance with authorities on either side of the border.
No our bodies had been discovered contained in the burned automobiles — a 1999 Dodge Caravan and a 2000 Dodge Ram, authorities stated. A newspaper in Ojinaga printed pictures of the deserted automobiles.