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WORLD
June 18, 2011 | By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times
Mexican authorities on 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 said Edgar Huerta Montiel, 22, told them he led the capture of two freight trucks packed with undocumented migrants in the state of Tamaulipas, then killed 10 of the victims. Huerta, described as an army deserter who works for the Zetas drug gang, allegedly told police he also ordered the kidnappings of six busloads of passengers in the rural town of San Fernando.
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NEWS
October 24, 1992 | From Associated Press
Police said Friday they are continuing their investigation of the yogurt shop slayings of four teen-age girls last year despite the arrest of two men in Mexico in the case. Officials have said the men, who have confessed to the slayings, will be tried in Mexico. "Whether they're in Mexico or here, we want to be certain we have the right people," Deputy Police Chief Ken Muennink said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2009 | Richard Marosi
A U.S. man found dead on a Tijuana street last week has been identified as 19-year-old Shane Pennington, according to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana. The Baja California attorney general's office, which has not confirmed Pennington's identity, said the body had suffered stab wounds and was left on a street near a beach-side bullring. Mexican authorities have not determined a motive and did not know why Pennington was in Mexico. Pennington worked at a restaurant in Orange County and was born in North Carolina.
NATIONAL
August 15, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A Mexican national suspected of involvement in a shootout in which a National Park Service ranger was killed was charged with transporting bullets into the U.S. U.S. Magistrate Bernardo Velasco ordered Dionicio Ramirez Lopez, 20, held after he waived a preliminary hearing in Tucson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2004 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
Suspected human smugglers caught in California's Imperial Valley are being handed over to Mexican authorities for prosecution as part of a pilot program that has been so successful in disrupting some illegal immigration that authorities want to expand the effort across the Southwest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996
Sheriff's homicide investigators have contacted Mexican authorities, seeking help in tracking down the companion of a 72-year-old Manhattan Beach artist who was recently found slain in his home. Roberto Lopez, 27, is believed to have fled to an unspecified location in Mexico after the beating death of Lester Hunter, whose body was found on the floor of his home Jan. 14.
WORLD
September 20, 2008 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Authorities have cleared three men who were arrested in connection with a deadly grenade attack on a public celebration in western Mexico. The federal attorney general's office said in a statement issued late Thursday that the men had "no link" to the attack Monday on crowds gathered for Independence Day festivities in Morelia, capital of Michoacan state. Seven people died and more than 100 others were injured in the twin blasts, which Mexican authorities blamed on organized crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2009 | Richard Marosi
A Mexican man wanted in connection with the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent last year has been arrested in Mexico and is being held pending extradition, according to U.S. federal authorities. This is the second time Mexican authorities have arrested Jesus Navarro Montes, a 23-year-old alleged drug smuggler who U.S. officials suspect drove a sport utility vehicle that ran over agent Luis Aguilar at the Imperial Sand Dunes in Imperial County on Jan. 19, 2008. After an intense, three-day manhunt, Navarro was captured in Mexicali, but Mexican authorities released him last June, drawing criticism from U.S. officials.
NEWS
July 20, 1990 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mexican government said it would formally request today the extradition of two men who allegedly plotted the kidnaping of a Guadalajara doctor accused in the murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique S. Camarena. The bulletin from the Mexican Foreign Ministry, released Thursday, also stated that the U.S. State Department has replied to Mexico's requests for information about the abduction and the return of the doctor for questioning by Mexican authorities.
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