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Police capture in Mérida an alleged labor exploiter of at least 15 children kidnapped in Chiapas

- June 26, 2023

The death of Iker, a seven-year-old boy who was juggling in the streets, led to the capture of the man and the rescue of the group of minors who lived overcrowded.

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Chis. (apro).– Police investigators from the Ministry of Public Security, in coordination with the Yucatan State Attorney General’s Office, captured Domingo D.G., 42 years old, as an alleged labor exploiter of a group of 15 children from Chiapas.

From the police investigations, it was learned that Domingo D.G. had an arrest warrant in effect in that entity for the crime of illegal deprivation of liberty in the form of plagiarism or kidnapping, from which he had managed to escape since 2001.

Investigating agents and prosecutors from Yucatán, in collaboration with the Chiapas authorities, executed the court order and handed it over to them so that the criminal proceedings against them could continue.

Last Monday, a group of at least 15 Chiapas children of different ages who were forced to sell on the streets, were seized and placed under guard by the state police in Mérida, Yucatán, and a man identified as the alleged child labor exploiter was captured by the uniformed.

Derived from the death of Iker, a seven-year-old boy who was run over on Avenida Líbano in Mérida, while asking for money in exchange for juggling, the State Police of this entity began a series of investigations, since no one claimed the body of the minor.

Seven days after Iker’s tragic death, his body is still in the Forensic Medical Service (SEMEFO), waiting for his family to come to claim it, otherwise it will be deposited in the common grave.

However, derived from this, the State Police deployed an operation in a house marked with number 554 on 68th Street, between 67 and 69, near the ADO Bus Terminal in that city.

Some 15 children from the state of Chiapas were found in the place, who were allegedly forced to work in various points of Mérida in risky conditions by a human trafficking network.

The ages of the children range from 4 to 16 years old, who were allegedly forced to work and lived in overcrowded rooms.

The rescued children were made available to the Specialized Unit for the Prevention of Family and Gender Violence (UNIPREV).

Source: Proceso