Prosecutors in Mexico have arrested 30 Marines in connection with the disappearance of an unspecified number of people in the Northern State of Tamaulipas in 2014, the Navy said.
This was contained in a statement by the Navy Secretariat.
The statement did not elaborate on the precise date of the disappearances or the number of victims, but it said the arrests were related to investigations into events that occurred in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, on the border with the United States, in 2014.
The Navy said it decided to hand over the uniformed men in strict adherence with protocol so that prosecutors can carry out the pertinent investigations.
Tamaulipas, long marred by violence linked to drug trafficking, has one of the highest rates of missing persons in the country, especially on roads that lead to the border with the US.
The announcement marked the largest detention of military personnel in connection with enforced disappearances in recent years in Mexico.