Guatemala: Alleged Zetas member involved in massacre arrested

first_imgBy Dialogo June 12, 2012 GUATEMALA CITY — Security forces arrested two alleged members of a Mexican drug cartel, one of whom is suspected of taking part in a 2011 massacre of 27 farm workers, President Otto Pérez said June 11. “These captures are important because they are killers, they are members of the Zetas’ operational group,” Pérez told reporters. Abel de Jesús Bolvito Sánchez was arrested June 10 along with another alleged member of the Zetas drug gang, Pérez said. Pérez said investigators believe Bolvito Sánchez took part in a massacre on May 11, 2011 of 27 farm workers whose decapitated bodies were found on a ranch in northern Guatemala. The Zetas also were accused of the murder of a prosecutor, Allan Stowlinsky Vidaurre, who was kidnapped days after the massacre. His dismembered body was found in Alta Verapaz, a region near the Petén peninsula. Bolvito was captured at a soccer game in the town of Salama in Baja Verapaz, 170 kilometers (105 miles) north of Guatemala City, Pérez said. Also taken into custody was Edwin Otoniel Sis, another alleged Zetas member. [AFP, 11/06/2012; S21.com.gt (Guatemala), 11/06/2012]last_img

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