VICE NEWS — Mexico’s national human rights commission has revealed new evidence pointing to the direct involvement of federal police agents in the disappearance of 43 student teachers from the southern city of Iguala in 2014.
The head of the commission’s investigation into the students’ case said it has a credible witness who saw two federal police agents watch municipal police abduct between 15 and 20 of the students from one of the buses that the group was traveling in.
José Larrieta Carrasco said the witness overheard one of the agents asking a municipal officer overseeing the operation what was going on. He was told that the students were being taken to another town where el patrón, meaning the boss, “will decide what to do with them.” The witness heard the federal police officer respond “ah, okay,” and then saw him and a partner stay to watch the students being loaded into municipal police trucks and driven off.
Larrieta said his team had corroborated and cross-checked other information in the witness’s account, and come to the conclusion that it was probably “trustworthy and true.”