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Two officers working against drug cartel captured by leaders

Mexico City, Mexico — Two officers working in intelligence against a Mexican cartel who have been missing since February 5, recently appeared in a video with their apparent captures.

Two agents of the Attorney General’s Office working against the Jalisco Nueva Generacion Cartel fell into the hands of the criminal organization when they were supposedly on days off attending a family event. A video that has surfaced of the two men show them under duress criticizing the Mexican federal government.

The two men are 26-year-old Octavio Martínez Quiroz and 28-year-old Alfonso Hernández Villavicencio, elements of the Criminal Investigation Agency that are attached to the Deputy Attorney General’s Office for Organized Crime Investigation (SEIDO).

The Attorney General’s Office distributed photos of the missing agents after they disappeared February 5 somewhere between Nayarit and Jalisco.

A YouTube video, in which the agents appear kneeling, was uploaded showing four hooded people pointing long weapons and forcing them to read.

During the reading, Alfonso Hernández points out that since the arrival of Alfonso Navarrete Prida to the Ministry of the Interior, they were instructed to perform intelligence tasks.

The Attorney General said in a statement that the agents were “on days off and were attending a family event in the state of Nayarit.”

He affirmed that the Criminal Investigation Agency initiated the necessary investigations for the search and location of the agents and that no effort or resources will be spared in its location.