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Police search for teens who went missing in Albuquerque

December 20, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they are continuing to search for two teenagers — days after one of their mothers reported a video on social media showed them bloodied and beaten.

Police say the last time that Collin Romero and Ahmed Lateef were seen was Sunday. Romero is 15.

Authorities did not provide an age for Lateef, except to indicate he also is a teenager. Officer Simon Drobik said in an emailed statement Thursday he has a felony warrant out for his arrest, but did not elaborate.

Drobik says investigators believe the teens were involved in a drug deal that may have gone bad.

Romero’s mother, Amanda Kimbrel, reporter her son missing to police after learning a Snapchat video had surfaced showing her son and Lateef being beaten in the area of Albuquerque’s west mesa.

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