Mexico says leader arrested in kidnapping of 72 migrants later found slain

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Posted: Jun 17, 2011 2:55 PM
Mexico says leader arrested in kidnapping of 72 migrants later found slain
Reporting from Mexico City— Mexican authorities Friday announced the arrest of the man they say directed the kidnappings of 72 Central and South American migrants found slain in northern Mexico last year.

Federal police officials said Edgar Huerta Montiel, 22, told them he led the capture of two freight trucks packed with undocumented migrants in the state of Tamaulipas, and then killed 10 of the victims.