Known as the Bird! the criminals allegedly working for an organized crime group
The authorities revealed that since last Friday they captured his accomplice, who is now being held for further investigation.
The leader of the kidnappers was identified as Ruben Chapa Rios, aka “The Bird”, who has a long criminal record. He is also cited as the mastermind of more than 20 executions in recent months committed against residents of several municipalities.
According to reports collected by the authorities, the thugs were leading a band of more than 20 offenders who were charged with deprivation of liberty [kidnapping] of merchants and businessmen in the region.
The fugitive is considered highly dangerous, and a very violent person. Since last February federal and state authorities, have been working in concert to try to locate this band of kidnappers.
The prisoner is identified as Alejandro Cantu Bent, alias “El Mago” or “Perico”, 28-year-old, who resided in Montemorelos.
Authorities said that perhaps the defendant and has formed a new band, because there are several reports of missing persons in this area.
They explained that during the raids conducted in several properties of Montemorelos, it was possible to image the criminal leader.
Therefore, there were posters displaying his image, the Attorney General, has issued a reward in the amount of 248,337 pesos to whoever provides information in the arrest and incarceration of this individual.