Mérida registers the highest number of missing minors in Yucatán.

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On average, six Amber alerts were activated by the FGE in Yucatan after the report of missing minors.

In 20 of the 106 municipalities of Yucatán, there were reports of at least one missing minor in 2022: 42 in Mérida; 5 in Valladolid and Kanasín; 4 in Umán, Tizimín and Progreso, occupying the first three places on the list, according to the report sheets of the Amber Alert coordination department of the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE).

The other municipalities that appear on the list are Cuzamá, Panabá, Chemax, Tzucacab, Yaxcabá, Oxkutzcab, Tixcacalcupul, Tecoh, Izamal, Sucilá, Citilmul, Maxcanú, Espita, Tixkokob, including a case that was reported on the Mérida-Cancún highway.

It is worth mentioning that in 2022 the unit deactivated the search files of 20 minors who were not located during the established time.

According to international protocols, it can only last 72 hours and in case of location before the expiration of the term, it will have to be deactivated immediately. In this context, the authorities were able to locate 62 boys and girls before the end of the term.

From January to December 29 of last year, an average of six bulletins were issued per month, of which five were national in scope, including the case of Óscar Gabriel, a teenager from Veracruz who is in state custody.

Many of the cases of missing minors, according to the same Prosecutor’s Office and the SSP, were “voluntary absences”; young people who decided to be absent from the family because of differences with their parents, discomfort or “ran away with their partner” without thinking about the consequences.

It is estimated that the number of reports may be higher because not all complaints are filed with the Prosecutor’s Office, which works in parallel with the search mechanism, have an “Alert” tab and are kept only as “Pre Alert”. “.

According to the same agency, the difference is that first is to request the population’s help to locate a minor and the second is only turned to the authorities.

Source: La Verdad