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Published: Tuesday, 4/24/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago

Agents arrest suspect in Mexico slaying

Border Patrol acts near Sandusky

BLADE STAFF

SANDUSKY -- A man accused of killing a state police officer in Mexico was arrested near Sandusky by Border Patrol agents, authorities said.

Edgar Campos-Barraza was transferred this month to San Diego and was handed over to Mexican law enforcement officials, after his Jan. 1 arrest.

Barraza was arrested after he was "stopped and interviewed" by the State Highway Patrol although information provided by the agency does not say why the man was stopped. His age and address were also not provided.

Officials said that, during the stop, authorities identified him as a wanted man and were able to determine that he was not a legal U.S. citizen.

Police said during interviews that the suspect allegedly said he was affiliated with Sinaloa drug cartel, which authorities said is one of the most powerful criminal organizations in Mexico.

Barraza was wanted for arrest warrants, issued by the Mexican government, for aggravated kidnapping and criminal conspiracy. He is accused of killing the police officer in Baja California, Mexico, authorities said.

Officials also said that Barraza, who is nicknamed "El Cholo," has been living in Sandusky 10 years.



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