Self-isolation deprived the work of kidnappers

20.05.2020

The non-governmental organization Alto al Secuestro (No Abductions) revealed an unexpected plus of quarantine. Self-isolation deprived of work ... kidnappers. “The authorities should not weaken vigilance,” NGO representatives said.

In March, 120 children were abducted throughout Mexico, and after the introduction of the emergency and quarantine regimes, only 99. NGOs noted that the activity of the abductors had decreased due to the constant stay of people at home.

"This does not mean that authorities should weaken vigilance," the organization said.

They are convinced: now is the ideal time for each Mexican state to have its own strategy to counter such crimes. Otherwise, immediately after the lifting of restrictions, the country will face an increase in abductions.

In an interview with Milenio, NGOs said that since December 2018, at least 2.5 thousand children have been abducted in Mexico. About 60% of them are in the city of Mexico City, the rest are in the states of Mexico City, Veracruz, Puebla and Morelos.