Skip to main content

92 Mexican police arrested in drug cartel investigation

  • Story Highlights
  • Municipal officers accused of providing information, security to Zeta cartel
  • Arrests took place Wednesday in Hidalgo in central Mexico, news agency says
  • It says investigation has led to 124 arrests, has found 12 safe houses and 14 graves
  • Agency says Zetas were paying Hidalgo officers $228 to $380 every two weeks
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- Federal agents arrested 92 municipal police officers accused of providing information and security to one of Mexico's most ruthless drug cartels, the state-run Notimex news agency reported.

The arrests occurred Wednesday in the city of Hidalgo in central Mexico after an investigation that started in October, Notimex said Thursday.

So far, the news agency said, the investigation has led to the arrests of 124 suspects and the discovery of 12 safe houses in which 14 secret graves were found.

Officials say the Zeta drug cartel is responsible for many of the kidnappings, extortion and drug trafficking in Hidalgo.

The Zetas were paying the Hidalgo police officers 3,000 to 5,000 pesos ($228 to $380) every two weeks, Notimex said.

All About Drug TraffickingMexico

  • E-mail
  • Save
  • Print