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Criminal group known to rob vehicles and kidnap drivers jailed in State of Mexico

Huehuetoca, State of Mexico — A group of 14 males known for robbing vehicles and kidnapping the drivers have been arrested. On Sunday, the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Mexico (FGJEM) reported on the official charges brought against the group who were arrested during a recent operation.

According to the FGJEM, all 14 belonged to a criminal gang dedicated to the robbery of express cargo vehicles and the kidnapping of their drivers. The agency said the group operated along the Mexico-Querétaro highway.

The group was captured after a coordinated operation between Investigative Police (PDI) and elements of the State Security Secretariat (SS) participated in the rescue of a cargo truck driver.

According to the Fiscalía General de Justicia del Estado de México (FGJEM), the driver of the semi was kidnapped after members from the group intercepted and hijacked his Kenworth, which was transporting a load of food.

The stolen merchandise was unloaded from the semi and loaded into a Nissan vehicle to be transferred to a building in the area, at which time police moved in and made the arrests. The FGJEM reported that all 14 have been admitted into the Penitentiary and Social Reintegration Center where they will remain during their trials.