Latin America & the Caribbean

6 arrested in killing of Mexican filmmaker’s father, brother

FBI special agent in charge Carol K.O.  Lee, left, and Albuquerque Police Department Chief Gorden Eden address the media Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, following a road-rage incident where four-year-old Lilly Garcia was shot and killed in Albuquerque, N.M. Police detained a man on Wednesday in connection with the killing of the girl who was shot in the backseat of her father's truck after he picked up her and her brother from school. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz)

FBI special agent in charge Carol K.O. Lee, left, and Albuquerque Police Department Chief Gorden Eden address the media Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, following a road-rage incident where four-year-old Lilly Garcia was shot and killed in Albuquerque, N.M. Police detained a man on Wednesday in connection with the killing of the girl who was shot in the backseat of her father’s truck after he picked up her and her brother from school. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz)

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Police have detained six people in northern Mexico in connection with the killing of the father and brother of movie director Alejandro Monteverde.

Federal police chief Francisco Galindo said Sunday the arrests were made the previous day during an operation in the south of Tamaulipas state.

He said the suspects were holding six Central American migrants hostage at the time of their arrest and their gang has been linked to 20 cases of kidnapping or homicide. The gang operated in southern Tamaulipas and Veracruz state, an area controlled by the Gulf Cartel.

The bodies of Juan Manuel Gomez Fernandez and Juan Manuel Gomez Monteverde — the father and brother of the Mexican movie director — were found Sept. 19 in Pueblo Viejo in northern Veracruz. The men had been reported missing Sept. 4.

Monteverde is married to actress and former Miss USA Ali Landry.

 

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