Screenshot from the video of the two agents. Screenshot from the video of the two agents.

Bodies identified as those of two agents

They are believed to have been killed by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel

Federal authorities have determined that two bodies found inside an abandoned vehicle in Nayarit were those of two Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) agents kidnapped February 5.


Octavio Martínez Quiroz and Alfonso Hernández Villavicencio were off duty when they were kidnapped on a road located in the vicinity of the border between the states of Jalisco and Nayarit. Two other AIC agents had been with them, but they returned unharmed to Mexico City.

On Thursday, the federal Attorney General’s office (PGR) revealed that two bodies had been found in Xalisco, Nayarit, nearly 150 kilometers from the agents’ last known whereabouts.

The PGR announced yesterday that tests had confirmed that the bodies were those of Martínez and Hernández.

The federal Attorney General’s office lamented and condemned the “terrible event” and asserted that it would collaborate with other agencies until those responsible for the crime are found.

The kidnapped agents appeared in a video posted on YouTube five days after they disappeared. Kneeling and with their hands tied, they read a statement prepared by their captors, allegedly members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

They said they had been sent by federal authorities to Nayarit to make arbitrary arrests and forcibly disappear drug traffickers.

Source: El Universal (sp)

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  • cooncats

    A grisly example of how tough it is to be a real cop in Mexico. Let us hope when the perps are found they don’t live to complain about their arrest. Mexico is going to have to fight fire with fire at some point and that means on the spot execution for the huge criminal class here. The country is approaching a tipping point where the criminals are simply too numerous to take down.

    Condolences to the families of these two courageous guys.

    • Güerito

      I hear you, CC, but the government doing the executing will likely be part of the same criminal class, just replacing the old with the new.

      What happened to these guys was horrendous, but their mistake was naively joining a Mexican law enforcement organization. They were on vacation, out of uniform. Someone gave them up.

      Federal, state, and local, the same thing. The politicians behind law enforcement in Mexico are criminals.
      But the politicians have the luxury of changing from one cartel to the other. The cop or detective on the beat not always.

      • cooncats

        Makes you wonder if the country really is a lost cause. The corruption is near total. How do you turn a country around that is this far gone? It really is as bad as Columbia was or worse but Mexico isn’t about to let the U.S. or any other country come in and clean house.

        AMLO has to be wondering if he’ll live to take office.

  • WestCoastHwy

    ….To all my TROLLs, I rest my case!

  • DeplorableVI

    You c no see the fearful realization in the police officers eyes that it’s over, no Mexican special forces will be coming to save them. They kneel like losers now knowing their corrupt bosses are in full cover up mode. They will soon be forgotten. Adios Mexico.

  • Mike Snyder

    On-the-spot executions go back a long way, at times en-masse (e.g. 1968) and all without any real culpability. Atenco, Iguala, Tlatelolco – government sponsored executions aren’t unknown and have shifted gears. How do you separate Government from illicit cartel activity? Manlio Fabio Beltrones is a prime example, although Carlos Romero Deschamps is same level, different type. The Perfect Dictatorship: a revolving door NAFTA-based mutually corrupt GOPRI …

  • Emodi Kann

    Well, it is easy to see where all the guns the covert agencies of the US continue to funnel across the border end up! American taxpayers were stupid if they thought Holder’s ‘fast and furious’ debacle was the only gun operation he had going (and the exposure of Holder and the agency’s corruption cost one agent his life); and they have only continued gun trafficking since. just as the agency continues trafficking drugs into the US via cartels to be sold on the street.