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An ex-police officer alleged to be the chief of the violent La Linea drug cartel in Chihuahua, Mexico, is in custody for the homicide of three American moms and 6 youngsters together with 8-month-old twins, who have been killed in a fiery assault on their convoy of SUVs final November.Roberto Gonzalez Montes—recognized in crime circles as Mudo or El 32—was taken into custody late Monday in a top-secret joint-forces operation carried out by the legal professional basic’s workplace with out state assist out of concern Montes could be tipped off by corrupt officers.The Mexican Cartels vs. a Mormon Sect: Behind the Horrific Bloodbath of American Mothers and ChildrenLast November, attackers fired on a convoy of SUVs carrying 17 moms and youngsters—all twin Mexican Americans—as they drove from their compound in Sonora to a marriage in Chihuahua. The vehicles have been riddled with bullets and set on hearth, killing 9 folks. The remainder of these within the convoy escaped into desert terrain and hid out till they have been rescued.The relations have been a part of the LeBaron household and belonged to an offshoot Mormon group that settled within the Mexican border state of Sonora half a century in the past. They have been continuously concerned in scuffles with drug cartels who feared they’d report criminal activity close to their compound to authorities.The victims included Rhonita Miller LeBaron, 30, her son, 13, daughter, 11 and 8-month outdated twins. Christina and Dawna Langford, 43, and two of Dawna’s youngsters, age 11 and three additionally died. The infants didn’t undergo gunshot wounds however have been burned alive when the perpetrators ignited their automobiles.Montes’ arrest is the second in a month after Jose Lara was captured in reference to the assault on November 5, the one-year anniversary of the bloodbath. Two different suspects thought to have ancillary roles have been arrested earlier this month. Learn extra at The Every day Beast.Get our high tales in your inbox each day. Join now!Every day Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the tales that matter to you. Be taught extra.