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Former policeman arrested in deaths of 43 students

Guerrero, Mexico — Federal officials say they have arrested the policeman that they believe is responsible for the events that lead to the deaths of 43 students in 2014.

At a press conference, the Secretary of the Interior, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, announced that elements of the Federal Police in coordination with the Attorney General of the State of Guerrero, detained an ex-policeman for his alleged responsibility in the events that lead to the death of 43 students.

Navarrete Prida reported that Alejandro “N”, former municipal policeman in the state of Guerrero, has been arrested adding that the detainee, identified only as Alejandro “N”, has “a current arrest warrant for organized crime and kidnapping.”

The ex-policeman is “probably responsible for the events that took place in September 2014,” the secretary said.

On the night of September 26, 2014, it has been reported that 43 students were detained by police and handed over to members of a criminal group who murdered them and incinerated the bodies in a landfill, however, authorities are still investigating.