Kidnappers detained in Tlaxcala are members of the Mexican Army

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Ernestina Carro Roldán

The State’s Attorney General of Justice, Ernestina Carro Roldán, reported that the identity of the alleged kidnappers was confirmed when they were arrested, after rescuing the victims.

As alleged perpetrators of participating in the kidnapping of a family in the municipality of Tlaxco, Tlaxcala, four men were arrested who identified themselves with credentials that accredited them as active elements of the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena).

Through a video message, the entity’s Attorney General, Ernestina Carro Roldán, reported that the identity of the alleged kidnappers was confirmed when they were arrested, after rescuing the victims.

“Elements of the Investigative Police chased the kidnappers and when they were arrested, the police officers requested their identification, so the alleged perpetrators identified themselves with Sedena credentials.

“The four men were made available to the Agent of the Public Ministry, of this State Attorney General’s Office (PGJE), who integrated the investigation folder for the crime of kidnapping and carried out the prosecution,” Carro Roldán explained in the video message.

The PGJE of Tlaxcala reported that, in less than 12 hours, the members of the family, the mother, two minor children, and an uncle were released from their illegal deprivation of liberty, by elements of the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office to Combat Kidnapping (FECS), in coordination with high impact crime units.

According to the agency, the events occurred on Friday, December 2, when at 9:03 p.m., through the emergency number 911, the kidnapping of the victims was reported, when they were traveling in their own truck.

Personnel from the PGJE and the FECS traveled to Tlaxco to begin work on information gathering and analysis, crisis management, and negotiation to reach an agreement with the kidnappers.

It was detailed that after 40 telephone calls, 2 million pesos were demanded to release the family, and by 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, the release of three of the four victims including the uncle, the mother, and a child under 11 years of age was achieved.

The three people were released and located in a ditch, on the Tlaxco-Apan highway, while negotiations continued to release a four-year-old child, for whom a payment of 50,000 pesos was made.

Source: Excelsior

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