Mexico nabs cop allegedly involved in disappearance of students

Candles burn beside pictures of some of the 43 missing students, on the six-month anniversary of their disappearance. (Henry Romero / Reuters)
Candles burn beside pictures of some of the 43 missing students, on the six-month anniversary of their disappearance. (Henry Romero / Reuters)

Reuters

Mexican police arrested one of the senior police officers accused of involvement in the disappearance of a group of 43 student teachers last year, the country’s interior ministry said on Thursday.

Francisco Salgado, 41, was the deputy head of the police in the southwestern city of Iguala, where 43 student teachers went missing in September last year. The government says the group was detained by corrupt police officers who handed them over to a local drug gang that killed them and then incinerated their bodies.

The incident shocked Mexico, sparking nationwide protests, and plunged Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto into his deepest crisis since taking office in 2012.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/08/us-mexico-violence-idUSKBN0NT0A920150508

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