Sources from the Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that after an armed confrontation in the town of Ajijic, in Chapala, five people were arrested who were allegedly part of a gang of kidnappers who operated in the Ciénega de Jalisco area.
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An operation was set up in a hotel located in the area, where the payment of the release of the victims would be carried out, in coordination with investigative elements of the Anti-kidnapping Area, the State Police, the Mexican Army and local police.
According to reports, the leader of the group tried to escape and the confrontation resumed, leaving a wounded investigating police as a result; the offender, identified as Pablo Daniel or Rodolfo “N” was killed by the officers.
After the operation, the kidnap victims were located in a house adjacent to the hotel, from which they were rescued alive and in good health, in addition, three short weapons supplied with loaders, as well as the farm, were seized.
The detainees, three men and two women, are accused of participating in at least eight kidnappings carried out in the area of La Ribera de Chapala.
Last Friday, four other alleged kidnappers were arrested after an operation implemented at the Jardines Universidad neighbourhood in Zapopan, where four other people were rescued from their kidnappers.
Along with those involved, 10 long weapons, ballistic vests and around 500 cartridges were also secured, as well as a vehicle. Those indicated could be involved in the aggression of seven young people who were abandoned in the Villa Fontana Fraccionamiento de Tlaquepaque.