Main suspect arraigned in massacre at Guatemalan ranch; president says no Mexicans involved

Posted on May 23, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Guatemala, Police/Military Activity, Politics, Zetas

The main suspect in the drug-cartel massacre of 27 farmworkers and relatives in Guatemala’s Peten province was arraigned Friday on charges including conspiracy to murder and kidnapping.

Suspect Hugo Gomez Vasquez has been identified as a local leader of the Mexico-based Zetas drug cartel and a former member of the elite Guatemalan military unit known as the “Kaibiles.” Read Article

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