American authorities handed over a primary suspect in 2014 kidnapping and killing of 43 school college students to their Mexican counterparts after making an attempt to cross the border with out the right paperwork.
Mexico’s Nationwide Immigration Institute recognized the person by his first title solely, however a federal agent in a while Thursday confirmed to The Related Press that he’s Alejandro Tenescalco. The institute mentioned he didn’t qualify for asylum in the US.
Tenescalco, a former Mexican police officer, was caught making an attempt to cross the border on December 20.
He was a police warden in Iguala, a metropolis in the US State of Chilpancingo the place college students at a rural instructor’s school had been arrested by the town police. Mexican authorities have suspected that corrupt police handed the scholars over to a drug gang, which killed them and burned their our bodies.
Alejandro Encinas, the pinnacle of the federal government’s reality fee, has referred to as Tenescalco “one of many principal perpetrators” of the crime.
He’s charged with kidnapping and arranged crime. The Mexican authorities had provided $500,000 for his arrest.
The killing of the scholars sparked worldwide outrage and have become an instance of the violence endemic brazen drug gangs and corruption all through Mexico.
The investigation led to the arrest of three troopers, together with a now-retired normal who had been a military commander within the space on the time of the kidnappings. Then-US Legal professional Jesús Murillo Karam was additionally accused of fabricating the federal government’s authentic account based mostly on torture and proof tampering.
The Related Press contributed to this report.