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Asssociated Press,  Washington Post

MONTERREY, Mexico — Mexican authorities say they have arrested three Zetas drug cartel gunmen who later confessed to the June slaying of bodyguards for the governor of the northern state of Nuevo Leon.

A federal prosecutor’s aide says the men were captured during a traffic stop.

The aide says the men confessed to killing two of Gov. Rodrigo Medina’s guards in June; a guard for a town mayor last year, and three police officers in May. 

 The suspects were identified as 24-year-old Arturo Garcia Celaya, nicknamed “Billy”, 25-year-old Jose Daniel Hernandez Guzman, and 34-year-old Nicolas Yepes Alvarez.

The aide says Garcia and Hernandez were fugitives following a prison escape last December.

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