Mexican state acts as ‘mediator’ in return of drug boss’s kidnapped mother

12/15/2016 The Guardian 

barbed wireA state government in southern Mexico has found itself forced to play the role of middleman in an exchange of kidnap victims held by a gang of drug traffickers, and a band of angry citizens who seized a crime boss’s mother in an attempt to take back control of their lawless, opium-country town.

The government of the state of Guerrero sent police to spirit away María Félix de Almonte Salgado, the mother of drug gang boss Raybel Jacobo de Almonte, known as “El Tequilero”, after residents of the town of Totolapan got a kidnapped businessman back from the gang in return.

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