Mexican police chief arrested in connection with massacre in Mexico

Posted at 3:37 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 17:39:07-05

SALT LAKE CITY – A municipal police chief in Mexico has been arrested, Reuters reports.

The police chief is suspected to have links to the killing of three women and six children with ties to Utah.

The nine persons were killed in early November while traveling in Mexico.

The massacre of the women and children is suspected to have been at the hands of drug cartel hitmen.

Reuters reports that Mexican authorities have arrested Fidel Alejandro Villegas.

Villegas was a police chief in the area. Villegas is suspected of being involved in the massacre.

Reuters says that a federal official has confirmed the arrest of Villegas.

In late November, Pres. Donald Trump said he wanted to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.