Mexico arrests suspect in 2014 killing of US motorcyclist

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Posted: Aug 18, 2015 5:38 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have arrested the man they believe was responsible for the 2014 killing of a New Yorker who vanished while heading on his motorcycle to Brazil for the World Cup.

Mexico's federal police said Tuesday they arrested Adrian Reyes Cadena, the leader of a drug gang in the Pacific coast resort of Zihuatanejo.

A federal official who was not authorized to be quoted by name said Reyes Cadena's gang apparently thought victim Harry Devert was a U.S. agent. Devert was a 33-year-old stock trader from Pelham, New York.

Reyes Cadena led the "Guerrero Guard" gang and was known by the alias "El Tigre."

He also allegedly oversaw the kidnapping and disappearance of two federal police officers in 2013 and the kidnapping of an Italian businessman in 2014.