A German tourist was rescued and a suspect arrested during a security operation in Santa Maria Colotepec.
The woman was freed Sept. 20 in Colonia Paraíso de Colotepec after being kidnapped at a construction site Sept. 8 in the Linda Vista subdivision in the same municipality. The woman was unharmed during her ordeal.
The kidnappers had contacted the victims’ relatives and demanded a ransom of 1 million pesos, or US $50,000.
A man identified only as Silverio R.S. is in custody in connection with the crime.
The incident earned national scrutiny when it was reported during President López Obrador’s daily press conference.
With reports from El Universal, Proceso