Mexico: Police Allow Drug Gang To Hold Kidnap Victims In Jail

The Huffington Post, 10/7/11

An official in northern Mexico says local policemen allowed a drug gang to use a municipal jail to hold kidnap victims, apparently while ransom payments were being negotiated.

The security spokesman in northern Nuevo Leon state says four police officers from a suburb of the city of Monterrey are being held pending investigations into the case.

Jorge Domene said Thursday the scheme came to light this week when state and federal police freed two kidnap victims from jail cells in the Monterrey suburb of Benito Juarez.

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