Mexico ambush: Suspects arrested after shootings that killed 9 women and children – USA TODAY

MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities say they have detained multiple suspects in the November slayings of nine women and children — a case that attracted cross-border attention and thrust previously isolated fundamentalist communities of northern Mexico into a political firestorm.

In a Sunday statement, Mexico’s federal prosecutor’s office said judicial and intelligence officials, along with soldiers and national guard troops, carried out a raid earlier in the day at an undisclosed location.

The newspaper el Universal cited sources saying three suspects were arrested just south of the Arizona border in Sonora state near the site of the Nov. 4 attack, which killed three women and six children.

The arrests followed the detention and arraignment of a suspect in November, who provided “fundamental information and evidence.”

Mexican media outlets reported the detentions followed the arrest of “Mario H,” alias “El Mayo,” a local leader of criminal organization known as “La Linea,” affiliates of the Juárez cartel.