August 20th, 2010
10:57 AM ET

Arrest made in slaying of Mexican mayor

Police have made an arrest in the abduction and killing of a Mexican mayor this week, Gov. Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz said.

Santiago Mayor Edelmiro Cavazos Leal was found Wednesday, two days after his abduction in the border state of Nuevo Leon, just over the Texas border.

According to the news agency Notimex, Cavazos' blindfolded and handcuffed body was found on the side of a road leading to a tourist attraction.

Nuevo Leon has been the site of frequent drug violence, especially around the capital, Monterrey. More than 28,000 people have been killed since President Felipe Calderon announced a crackdown on cartels in December 2006.

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