Mexico Arrests Another Suspect In US Agent's Death

Mexico City – Mexican authorities say they have arrested another drug cartel suspect allegedly linked to the killing of a U.S. agent.

The Public Safety Department says its federal police captured Mario Jimenez Perez on March 5 along with 16 other suspects.

It alleges that Jimenez is the finance chief for the Zetas gang in San Luis Potosi.

The state is where U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata was shot to death Feb. 15. A second agent was wounded.

The department did not give any details Wednesday about Jimenez's alleged involvement in the shooting.

Mexican authorities have arrested several purported Zetas operatives allegedly involved in the attack, including the accused shooter.

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