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2 Mexican agents arrested in extortion attempt

November 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM

MEXICO CITY - Mexican Federal Police have arrested a current and former investigator from the Mexico state prosecutors' office after they allegedly detained a man and extorted his family.

The Federal Police say in a statement Monday that authorities were contacted after the 35-year-old man was pulled over Saturday on the main highway between Mexico City and the state of Puebla and accused of being a fuel thief.

The investigators held the man and demanded money instead of taking him to the police station.

Federal police arrested the suspects after a meeting was arranged at a shopping centre to ostensibly pay for the man's release.

Both agents were armed and driving an official vehicle.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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