Mexico Arrests Lawyer Accused Of Helping Drug Cartel

Mexico City – Mexican authorities say they have arrested a lawyer who allegedly worked for the Zetas drug cartel managing ransom and extortion payments, sometimes handed over in the form of property deeds.

Federal police say suspect Marco Antonio Gomez was detained in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun.

The police statement issued Thursday says Gomez participated as a go-between in negotiating ransom payments from relatives of kidnapping victims.

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