A member of a Mexican drug cartel has reportedly been arrested in connection with the murder of nine Mormon women and children on November 4, 2019.
Uriel Valles Domínguez was apprehended by security forces in Chihuahua City, northern Mexico on Wednesday, October 6.
He is believed to be one of 20 men arrested in connection with a gang that brutally murdered three mothers and six children of a tight-knit Mormon community two years ago.
Reports say the gang, which is linked to the Juárez Cartel, ambushed some of the victims on a road and shot them dead and then set a vehicle on fire with five people alive inside.
Police are yet to confirm his charges or his suspected links to the mass slaughter.
Adrián LeBarón, whose daughter, Rhonita Miller and his grandchildren were among the victims, shared a photo on his Twitter account of Valles Domínguez, writing: "They detained '18,' allegedly involved in the massacre of my daughter, grandchildren and other family members.
"I demand to be present at his arraignment. I need it!"
The first victim, Christina Marie Langford Johnson was killed after she stepped out of her vehicle to confront the shooters but her seven-month-old daughter Faith Langford survived.
Dawna Ray Langford was driving her SUV with her nine children and was shot and killed along with her two sons, Trevor, 11, and Rogan, 3 when she intercepted near Langford's car.
Her other seven children escaped, including five who were wounded.
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Approximately 10 miles down the road, the gan launched another attack on Miller's vehicle, killing her and her four children – eight-month-old twins Tiana Miller and Titus Miller, Howard Jr. Miller, 12, and Krystal Miller, 10.
The SUV was then set on fire with the family inside.
According to Capital Mexico, Domínguez, who is known under the alias "El 18", had an arrest warrant for his probable responsibility for the crime of organised crime.
Following his arrest, he was transferred by air to the International Airport of Toluca de Lerdo, State of Mexico, to be presented to the competent authorities at the Federal Center for Social Readaptation.
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