Arrest of a U.S. Citizen
If you are aware that a U.S. citizen is under arrest in Mexico,
Arrest or Detention of an American Citizen Abroad
please ask the authorities to notify the Embassy immediately. The Embassy can work to help protect the person and ensure fair treatment. The Embassy will also visit the prisoner; provide information about the local legal process, as well as a list of local attorneys; and notify family and friends.
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