6 Aug 2018

Eleven emaciated children found in raid on New Mexico compound

Police in the US have raided a makeshift compound in a remote area of New Mexico after receiving a tip off calling for food and water which led them to discover 11 emaciated children under the age of 15, as well as three women who are believed to be their mothers and two heavily armed men.

Police officers finally discovered the compound where they were being held near deserted area in northern New Mexico, close to the border with Colorado – where they found a partially submerged trailer near the small community of Amalia.