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Five police questioned in disappearance of three university students

Guadalajara, Jalisco — Three university students from the municipality of Tonalá have been declared missing since March 21.

The three students identified as Solomon, Daniel and Marco, were film students from the University of Audiovisual Media in Guadalajara. According to the General Prosecutor’s Office, they were last seen March 19 and declared missing March 21.

On Friday, five Tonalá police officers were arrested for questioning in their disappearance. The Prosecutor’s Office reported that on Friday, they took five agents from the Tonalá Police Station for questioning.

The municipal police agents have been transferred to testify before the public prosecutor. It has been reported that these particular police were responsible for the surveillance tours in the area where the three young students disappeared.

The General Prosecutor’s Office of the State has not confirmed their detention or that they are implicated in the participation of this crime that occurred on March 19.

The students rented a house in Tonalá near the New Periférico to make recordings for a school project when apparently an armed commando arrived and took Javier Salomón, Daniel Díaz and Marco Ávalos.

They have not been seen or heard from since.

The Governor of Jalisco, Aristóteles Sandoval, says that all search protocols have been activated and there has been contact with relatives of the students.