Mexico deploys the largest brigade to search for the disappeared in its history

Mexico deploys the largest brigade to search for the disappeared in its history



Mexico will deploy a brigade of 200 troops to search for missing persons in the state of Guerreo, the largest device so far, authorities said today.

On the 21st they will begin operations that, beyond the search, contemplate a regeneration of the social fabric in the municipalities of Huitzuco, Chilpancingo, Iguala, Cocula and Taxco, afflicted by organized crime.

The brigade Juan Carlos Trujillo told Efe that they have "expectations of generating a change in the communities" from the reanimation of humanity, a value "that has been lost in recent years."

To this end, awareness talks will be held with children and families in the area to make them understand where the violent behaviors that have normalized in the country are leading.

"If we do not achieve this, we can find three people but nothing will be useful if they continue to kill and bury ten of us," he argued.

The coordinator of the National Liaison Network – an organization composed of more than 60 groups – indicated that the brigade's troops will begin by gathering information from the families of the disappeared.

Then they will carry out field work with tools such as a rod to drill the ground.

Introducing it allows you to detect if the earth has been removed and even perceive strange smells derived from the decomposition of the human body.

"In that case, we started digging," he said, adding that a metal detector is next to this tool.

The operative will be accompanied by a forensic team authorized by the government.

According to the National Search Commission (CNB), Mexico has a record of 40,180 missing persons.

The head of the Commission, Roberto Cabrera, explained yesterday in a press conference that the figure is the result of a general base of 99.129 missing from 2006 to date, of which 62,436 were located alive.

In recent years, the cases of people not located, lost and disappeared, including those victims of forced disappearance, have been increasing.

Under the mandate of Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018), of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the most mediatic case was the disappearance in 2014 of the 43 students of the Rural Normal of Ayotzinapa in the hands of corrupt police officers.

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