The state attorney general Alejandro Garza y Garza reported that the seven narco-policemen were arrested after confessing in the participation of the abduction of the mayor of Santiago. The policemen were actively working for a cartel and authorities still expect more arrests.
Garza y Garza said that through an investigation initiated by the Governor and the state police seven people were arrested for the murder of mayor Edelmiro Cavazos.
Garza and Garza said the seven people arrested, including a woman, were actively working as municipal police officers for the city of Santiago and that some were getting paid by a cartel. The bodyguard of the late mayor, who was present during the abduction, was also arrested.
"There are more suspects that remain at large," said the attorney general and said that they will apply the same attention to this case as any other case involving the disappearances and abduction of victims. The governor directed the state police with precise orders to be thorough and to give do attention to all issues necessary to resolve the murder."
What really helped this case was the information from city officials, the interview of ministerial agents and the intuition of the investigators.
"During the interview of the body guard of the mayor, they found it odd that the bodyguard had not been handcuffed, or beaten and it was uncommon to be release being a witness of the incident. After providing his statement, the bodyguard was place d under surveillance and his behavior was inconsistent with his statement.
"He was taken in to custody again and on the second interview, he confessed to having participated in the abduction of the mayor and provided the name of the people who also participated," said Garza and Garza.
Garza and Garza did emphasized that although some of the municipal police were involved in a senseless act, the vast majority of the other officers do an excellent job and that they should be given better conditions to continue working for the government.
More information as it becomes available.