17 | NOV | 2019
The Mexico-Germany Friendship Group met in the Mexican Senate. (Photo: Twitter)

German lawmakers questioned about weapons in Mexico

Alberto Morales
Mexico City
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The weapons were used during the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students in 2014.

German lawmakers called the Mexican government to clarify the trafficking of weapons from the European country, used in incidents like the disappearance of the 43 teachers in training from Ayotzinapa in September 2014.

During a meeting of the Mexico-Germany Friendship Group in the Senate, lawmakers from left and right questioned their European colleagues about the trafficking of weapons to Mexico.

Lawmaker Michael Leutert explained that there's currently a trial on course in Germany and that they are waiting for results.

"For us, it's also important the Mexican part regarding clarification, about what happened and the place where these German weapons were used. There is this International Inquiry Commission (on Ayotzinapa) and we look forward to its report," he said.

Leutert added that the matter of the weapons has been of concern for the other members of the Bundestag, not only because of the disappearance of the 43 students, but because of the divergent approaches regarding the guilty parts in Germany.

In any case, he pointed out that "the German Government not to blame ... the thing is that mistakes could have been made in Mexico about the final destination (of the guns)."

He added that the International Inquiry Commission of Inquiry is dissatisfied in light of the lack of support provided by the Mexican government to investigate the Ayotzinapa case.

In December 2014, German daily Tages Zeitung reported that among the weapons seized in the investigations about the Ayotzinapa case the authorities seized 36 rifles made by the Heckler&Koch company.

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