Cartel leader arrested over massacre of Mormon families in Mexico

by Daniel Payne · Dec 2nd, 2019 2:22 pm

AFP News Agency

Last Updated Dec 2nd, 2019 at 10:07 pm

Mexican law enforcement announced on Sunday that it had arrested several suspects in connection with last month's brutal massacre of numerous Mormon women and children in Sonora.

The Mexican Attorney General's Office said one of the suspects was a regional leader in the Juarez cartel. The cartel is known for particularly brutal criminal tactics, including decapitating its enemies and dumping the bodies in public places.

Authorities believe last month's mass murder of innocent civilians was a case of mistaken identity, in which the gunmen believed they were firing on the convoy of a rival gang. Some, however, dispute that claim.

Nine women and children were killed in the attack, with some of them being burned alive in their vehicle.


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