The police in Mexico have made three arrests, two men and a woman, in connection with the murder of two teenage boys from Honduras who traveled to Tijuana in a migrant caravan. Mexican authorities say the two migrant victims were age 16 and 17, both were found dead Saturday in a Quintana Roo neighborhood alley in the heart of Tijuana.
Mexican police say the two teenage boys' bodies had multiple stab wounds and injuries consistent with strangulation. The two teenage migrants were believed to have just left a shelter set up for minors from the caravans on Saturday. The pair was headed for the Benito Jaurez sports area Tijuana's city center when they were confronted by a young woman who planned to set them up and rob them.
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The Benito Jaurez sports arena had been previously used to house thousands of migrants who poured into Tijuana in November. Flooding from winter storms forced Mexican authorities to move the migrants to an indoor shelter on the cities outskirts. The woman who intercepted the teens invited them both to a nearby house after she heard they had money, according to local news outlet Zeta Tijuana.
When the two teens and the young woman arrived at the home, she called two men to the residence with her cell phone. When the two men arrived, they discovered the teens had no money and beat and stabbed them to death. Mexican authorities reported a third migrant teen managed to escape. The young woman and her two older male friends were arrested by Mexican police on suspicion of homicide, illegal deprivation of liberty, and several other charges, according to police officials.
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The Mexican city of Tijuana has seen a massive influx of illegal immigrants who traveled in caravans of thousands from Honduras and Central America after entering Mexico by force. These migrants have been causing trouble for Tijuana residents by committing robberies and dine-and-dashes en mass. The sheer numbers have overwhelmed the local economy and disrupted many local businesses prompting outrage from the city's residents.
The city of Tijuana has already seen massive increases in violence in recent years due to warring drug cartels. There have been over 2,000 homicides in the city this year alone exceeding the previous year's homicide total of 1,647. The city of Tijuana already has a population of around 2 million people making for crowded conditions even before the migrant caravans of illegals began pouring in.
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