Warrants were issued 8yrs after 43 students went missing in Mexico

Federal authorities in the nation detained the former attorney general and issued warrants for 80 additional arrests.

The disappearance of the Ayotzinapa students in 2014 sparked international outrage and protests

More than 100000 individuals have been abducted in Mexico, mostly at the hands of organized crime gangs.

Barack Obama, the president of the United States at the time, even offered U.S. support and forensic expertise to "get to the bottom of exactly what happened."

However, the Obama administration only acknowledged the matter 11 days after the incident on September 26, 2014.

Jess Murillo Karam, who served as attorney general under former President Enrique Pea Nieto from 2012 to 2015, was detained on Friday

Arrest warrants were also issued against 20 army soldiers & officers, 49 police personnel, as well as 14 gang members.

Army bore at least partial responsibility in the case.

Although remains of three of the kids have been identified from charred bone pieces, a motive for the killings is yet unknown.