Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Suspected Members Of Chapo's Drug Cartel Abducted

Eight armed men have abducted six or seven suspected members of the Sinaloa drug cartel from a restaurant in the heart of Mexico's Pacific tourist resort of Puerto Vallarta early Monday morning, the state attorney general said.

Local authorities say the victims were seized around 1 a.m. CDT (0600 GMT) on Monday from a restaurant in the resort town.

Interviewed on local television, Jalisco Attorney General Eduardo Almaguer said the men who were abducted were believed to be members of the Sinaloa cartel, one of Mexico's most feared drug smuggling gangs, which was led by Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman until his capture in January.

Almaguer said the suspected gang members were accompanied by nine women who were left behind, adding that the kidnappers had yet to make any contact with authorities.