Mexico arrests Zetas leader accused of migrant killings

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican police and military personnel have arrested an "old school" Zetas leader who allegedly coordinated a 2010 killing spree that included the massacre of 72 Central American migrants in the border state of Tamaulipas.

The 56-year-old suspect is identified as Martiniano Jaramillo. Prosecutors say he was arrested Tuesday at a hospital near the state capital. A photo shows him in custody in a wheelchair.

He faces charges of organized crime and kidnapping, including the abduction of a U.S. citizen.

Authorities says he was linked to the May 10 killing of activist Miriam Rodriguez, who spent years searching for her missing daughter and discovered her body.

In 2010, gunmen for the Zetas drug cartel killed 72 migrants in San Fernando, Tamaulipas.

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