Kidnapping suspects arrested in Zacatecas. Kidnapping suspects arrested in Zacatecas.

Five police among 10 kidnapping suspects

The 10 were arrested in connection with a businessman's kidnapping in Zacatecas

Five municipal police officers were arrested along with five civilians on Saturday in Trancoso, Zacatecas, in connection with the kidnapping of a local businessman.

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Prosecutor Francisco Murillo told a press conference yesterday that police located the 10 kidnapping suspects at a safe house and freed the victim, believed to be Roberto Robles Cervantes, operator of a construction equipment rental company.

He was rescued unharmed.

After Robles was kidnapped on January 12 his family received a ransom request of 8 million pesos (US $426,000).

Police seized official firearms, ammunition and a police patrol car during the arrest.

The officers who were arrested face prison sentences of 50 to 100 years.

The kidnappers are believed to be part of a gang called Los Talibanes.

Source: Express Zacatecas (sp)

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  • BB

    Hhhmmm! I wonder if this is going to deter policemen from corruption. US$400K is quite tempting, but 50 years in jail is a long long time.

  • Garry Montgomery

    The kidnappers “requested” or demanded a ransom? The 5 cops were probably among the thousands who are not qualified. Despite the threats, the government has never acted to terminate the unqualified police.

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