On Sunday, Mexican authorities detained three suspects in connection with the November massacre of nine Mormon women and children in northern Mexico.
USA Today reports that a team of soldiers, national guard troops as well as judicial and intelligence officials raided an undisclosed area in Sonora state that is near the site of the Nov. 4 attack and arrested the individuals.
Another suspect who was detained in November, Mario H, was cited as providing “fundamental information and evidence.”
Early last month, members of the Mormon LeBaron family, who had dual U.S.-Mexican citizenship, were violently attacked by drug cartels.
Despite calling for more action from both the U.S. and Mexican governments, the LeBaron family is skeptical of the arrests.
“I would imagine these are low-level people,” Julián LeBaron, a relative of the victims and family spokesman, told the newspaper. “We want to know who gave the order and who is responsible.”
According to CNN, members of the family are meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday.
Over the weekend, the Mexican government also violently clashed with cartel members in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila in a separate incident. The gun battle claimed 22 lives, 16 cartel members, four police officers and two unarmed civilians.