Press "Enter" to skip to content

Second Venezuelan suspect arrested in deadly INM facility fire

Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua — The FGR has arrested a second Venezuelan believed involved in the fire at the INM facilities of Chihuahua. On Friday, the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) announced the arrest of Carlos Eduardo Colombo Rodríguez, a Venezuelan migrant.

He is believed involved in the March fire at the National Institute of Migration (INM) facilities in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

He was taken into custody at a hotel in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, the same city where the tragedy occurred. He is allegedly responsible for participating in the fire that was set in protest of INM conditions.

Arrest warrants for eight people believed involved in the were issued in March.

Carlos Eduardo Colombo is the second Venezuelan arrested for his alleged involvement in the incident. Jeison Daniel Catarí Rivas was the first to be arrested. He continues to be held inside the Social Reintegration Center.

The fire happened March 27 at the immigration station in which 40 migrants died and 28 were injured after the lock on the cell in the men’s area was not removed.