Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday arrested a man linked to the murder of three women and six children, members of the LeBarón family, on a rural road in the northern state of Sonora.
In a statement, the agency indicated that the arrest took place in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.
The detainee was identified only as Alfredo “L” and is considered presumed responsible for the crimes of qualified homicide, attempted murder and damages. He is also charged with organized crime.
According to the text, the man “is a member of a criminal organization with a presence in the north of the country, and is a likely participant in the events that occurred on November 4, 2019, in Bavispe, Sonora, where nine people lost their lives.”
In July this year, relatives of the victims filed a federal lawsuit in the United States in which they accused the Juarez Cartel of perpetrating the attack in retaliation for the criticism and public protests carried out by the LeBaróns against said criminal organization.
A lawyer for the family said they filed the lawsuit to prove that the criminal organization was responsible for the massacre and to be compensated for damages.
The prosecution has identified more than 40 suspects in the attack, and authorities have arrested and prosecuted nine cartel members, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in North Dakota.