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Posted: Nov 5, 2013 11:54 AM

Updated: Nov 5, 2013 12:14 PM

WESLACO - A man accused in the 2010 mass murder of dozens of immigrants in Tamaulipas is behind bars.
Arturo Benitez Ramirez is believed to have acted as a smuggler for 72 people headed to the U.S.-Mexico border three years ago. Their bodies were discovered on a ranch in San Fernando. A lone survivor managed to escape the mass murder and called for help.

Authorities in San Luis Potosi confirmed the 59-year-old's arrest across the border. He'd reportedly been living in Houston but was visiting Mexico when he was arrested.

Topics: Tamaulipas, massacre, arrest, Arturo benitez ramirez

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