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News ID: 27034
Publish Date: 17:44 - 06 August 2018
TEHRAN, August 6 -Authorities in New Mexico discovered 11 children and three women being held in a remote, makeshift compound.

11 emaciated children rescued from makeshift N.M. compoundTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -Authorities in New Mexico discovered 11 children and three women being held in a remote, makeshift compound.

The Taos County Sheriff's office said deputies stormed the underground trailer in Amalia, near the Colorado border, where the 11 emaciated children, aged 1 to 15, three women believed to be the children's mothers and two heavily armed men were found Friday.

"The team located a total of five adults and 11 children that looked like third world country refugees not only with no food or fresh water, but with no shoes, personal hygiene and basically dirty rags for clothing," Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said.

The two men, Siraj Wahhaj and Lucas Morten, were arrested at the scene, the three women were taken into custody for questioning and later released, and the 11 children were placed in custody of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.

Source: UPI

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