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Friday May 30, 2014

Mexican Gov’t Offers $5.4 Million for Information on Missing People

Rewards totaling 70.5 million pesos ($5.4 million) are being offered for information on the whereabouts of 27 missing people and the arrests of those behind the disappearances, the Attorney General’s Office said.

The names of 27 missing people and one murder victim were listed in 20 reward annoucements published by the AG’s office on Wednesday in the Official Daily of the Federation.

A reward of 1.5 million pesos (about $116,645) will be paid for information that helps authorities find each of the missing people, with the reward money totaling 40.5 million pesos ($3.1 million), the AG’s office said.

The same sum is being offered for information that leads to the identification and arrest of those responsible for the 20 cases of disappearances, some of which involve more than one missing person, the AG’s office said.

The cases deal with the disappearances of eight women and 19 men, as well as the murder of a woman, the AG’s office said.

The investigations are being handled by special units that deal with kidnappings and organized crime groups.

Rewards will be paid to individuals providing information that helps solve each case, the AG’s office said.

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