Former Mexican police officer linked to mass killings in Ayotzinapa caught sneaking into New Mexico

A former Mexican police officer wanted in connection with the 2014 mass killing of 43 education students in the city of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, tried to sneak into New Mexico last month. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested him this week and sent him back to Mexico to face charges.

This week, immigration agents from Mexico and the United States met at an international port of entry in Ciudad Juarez to hand over Alejandro Tenescalco Mejia. The man is wanted in connection with the mass murder of 43 education students in Ayotzinapa at the hands of cartel weapons and police officers.

On December 14, 2022, U.S. Border Patrol agents found Alejandro Tenescalco Mejia in Dona Ana County, near Santa Teresa, New Mexico, a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Las Cruces revealed. When agents questioned Tenescalco, he told them he was a citizen of Mexico.

According to a social media post by US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz, Tenescalco had a warrant for kidnapping and organized crime from Mexico. Prosecutors asked that the first charge of illegal entry into the country be dismissed on Dec. 21 so he could be sent back to Mexico, according to court documents.

Law enforcement sources in Mexico revealed to Breitbart Texas that Tenescalco was a police officer in the city of Iguala, Guerrero, and is considered one of the top suspects in the mass killing. The sources claim that Tenescalco was in contact with the top cartel leaders and the people who carried out the actual murders. The source said Mexico’s government offered a cash reward of 10 million pesos ($500,000).

As Breitbart Texas reported, in 2014, a group of education students had stolen various buses to get to a protest. A group of police officers stopped the students and handed them over to cartel gunmen who eventually killed them and disposed of their bodies. The case was allegedly covered up by Mexico’s government – an issue that has become a hot political issue. Most recently, authorities arrested a former Mexican attorney general in connection with his role in the cover-up.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him further Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Brandon Darby is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and senior Breitbart management. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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