A new mass grave was uncovered in the same Mexican state as the one found after the September 26 disappearance of 43 students at a protest. The police were led to the site by four arrested gang members.
The news of a suspected fresh grave was shared with local press by a police official not authorized to share details of the new find.
Although Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam announced Monday’s arrests at a press conference, news of the fresh mass grave hadn’t been made official.
Those arrested are thought to belong to the Guerreros Unidos – the gang connected to the initial disappearances and believed to have ties with the highest echelons of the police force.