Mexican Officials Detain Suspects In Massacre Of Members Of Mormon Sect

Andres Manual Lopez Obrador, Mexico's president, speaks during a press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City on Dec. 13, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Alejandro Cegarra.

Mexico’s government said Sunday that it had detained several suspects in the slaying of several members of a fundamentalist Mormon sect with dual U.S.-Mexico citizenship.

An official with the office of Mexico’s attorney general told The New York Times that multiple suspects had been detained Sunday in an operation, though no other information was immediately available. The arrests followed the detention of another suspect in Mexico City earlier this month, according to the newspaper.

Nine members of the La Mora Mormom fundamentalist settlement in Sonora, Ariz., were killed by gunmen suspected to be working for a international drug cartel in early November while traveling to the Mexican state of Chihuahua for a wedding.

Read more at The Hill.



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