On Monday, Mexico's Security Minister, , announced that authorities had made an unspecified number of arrests in connection with the massacre of three women and six children, who were part of the breakaway community and who were also dual Mexican-U.S. citizens .

“There have been arrests, but it’s not up to us to give information,” Durazo told reporters.

The Attorney General's Office ( ) said it could not release more information because this is an ongoing investigation .

The women and children were members of who settled in Mexico in the 1920s . They were killed on November 4, on a road in the border between Chihuahua and Sonora by suspected drug cartel gunmen .


explained that prosecutors in Sonora , as well as federal prosecutors , are in charge of the investigation. However, a spokeswoman for the Sonora government said: “We don’t have that information.”

Until now, the Mexican government has said it believes the were caught in the midst of a territorial dispute between two cartels , but the victims' relatives have rejected this theory an argue that their families were directly .

On Sunday, Mexico’s government asked the to participate in the investigation.

After the massacre of the members of the , around 100 members left their homes to stay in the U.S. permanently.


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