The Ministry of Public Security of the State of Hidalgo reported in a press conference the capture of 31 members of the criminal organization Los Zetas.
The director of the agency Damián Canales Mena said that 14 of the 31 that had been arrested were policemen. They were police officers in the agencies of the towns of Mineral del Chico, Apan, Omitlán, Zempoala and El Arenal. They were receiving eight thousand pesos (roughly about $650 USDS) per month for providing protection to members of Los Zetas.
Officials said that they conducted operations in several municipalities of Hidalgo in order to take in to custody the 31 suspects that had links to Los Zetas, who were said to be among halcones, kidnappers, drug dealers, and security.
In recent days the federal police and the military in Hidalgo have managed to capture a large number of members of Los Zetas, proving that they are hitting Los Zetas hard and as has been the case, many of them have been municipal police officers.