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Rogue Mexican cops arrested for kidnapping and extorting businessman in border state of Coahuila

December 27, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Rogue Mexican cops arrested for kidnapping and extorting businessman in border state of Coahuila

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A group of municipal police officers in Mexico remain in custody for their roles in the abduction and extortion of a man from the border state of Coahuila. The apprehension was made after a high-speed chase as the rogue cops attempted to evade capture from state authorities.

Members of Fuerza Coahuila, the elite strike force in Mexico, recently arrested five police officers from the city of Morelos. The arrest occurred after a high-speed pursuit through the streets of Coahuila’s capital, Saltillo.

According to Vanguardia, Morelos’ officers Cristian Lopez, Francisco Mendoza, Valentin Rincon, Cirilo Cervantes, and Martin Hernandez are facing extortion and kidnapping charges. The men have a hearing scheduled where a state judge will rule on the merits of the case and will determine if the suspects should be held or released on bond.

The case started when the victim, a local businessman, went to the State Attorney General’s Office declaring that the local officers had abducted him and demanded ransom for his release. State investigators asked their counterparts with Fuerza Coahuila to help bring the policemen into custody so they could interview them as part of the case.

State investigators asked their counterparts with Fuerza Coahuila to help bring the policemen into custody so they could interview them as part of the case, Breitbart Texas reported.

Morelos is a small rural city in the northeastern part of Coahuila. Starting in 2011, the areas near Morelos, which include Nava and Allende, were targeted by Los Zetas cartel members in a string of kidnappings and murders. Between 2011-2013, in the town of Allende, Los Zetas managed to abduct, execute, and incinerate over 300 victims. Law enforcement officials still have not publicly disclosed how many have gone missing from Coahuila under Los Zetas’ control–however, some residents maintain there are at least 5,000 victims.

Between 2011-2013, in the town of Allende, Los Zetas managed to abduct, execute, and incinerate over 300 victims. Law enforcement officials still have not publicly disclosed how many have gone missing from Coahuila under Los Zetas’ control–however, some residents maintain there are at least 5,000 victims.

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