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Mexican authorities indict 26 members of the Lev Tahor sect

Mexican authorities raided a compound occupied by the extremist Jewish sect Lev Tahor along the Guatemalan border and rescued a three-year-old boy whose father had escaped from the sect, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Friday's raid was carried out in the town of Tapachula, in southeastern Mexico, with the participation of dozens of local law enforcement and social workers. The operation was approved following an investigation by Mexican authorities which found evidence of involvement of cult members in human trafficking, rape, drug trafficking and other serious offences.

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