Mexico nabs alleged leader of mass-kidnapping gang

AP News
Posted: Apr 03, 2015 5:25 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police have captured the purported head of a criminal gang believed to be responsible for kidnapping more than 100 people in southern Mexico, authorities said Friday.

The group allegedly led by Nicolas Trujillo Urieta, 24, operated in the violence-plagued region of Tierra Caliente and held its victims in makeshift camps, Federal Police said in a statement.

Trujillo was reportedly detained without any shots being fired in the town of Atotonilco el Grande in Hidalgo state.