Monday, July 11, 2011
Former Reynosa mayor and son after being kidnapped by Zetas
The Brownsville Herald
Mexican marines rescued Reynosa’s former mayor and his son in Ciudad Victoria, Tamps., several days after members of the Zetas kidnapped them, the government announced Friday.
The Mexican navy said that marines on the ground and with air support found the former mayor, Humberto Valdez Richaud, 51, and his son, José Humberto Valdez Morales, 20, on Thursday in a safe house.
The navy noted that four members of the Zetas drug cartel were detained in connection with the kidnappings. The statement notes that the former mayor and his son were kidnapped at different times.
The suspects were identified as 21-year-old Oswaldo Galván Falcón, “El Balín”; 18-year-old Edwin Alain Esparza Martínez, “El Güero”; 31-year-old Eliseo Arellano Ávila, “El Pacheco”; and 20-year-old Guillermo Olivo Rodríguez, “El Memo.”
Marines also seized four weapons, six magazines, and 187 rounds of ammunition.