The kidnapping took place over the weekend in the municipality of Juan Galindo in the central state of Puebla. A squad of state police officers responded to a tip from a concerned citizen. Law enforcement sources revealed to Breitbart News that the police officers traveled in two police trucks led by Commander Benigno Valencia Perez. On their way to the location, a large team of cartel gunmen riding in three SUVs surrounded the police officers, ordering them to stop and get down from the vehicles.
The outgunned cops got down from the vehicle and knelt as the gunmen took their weapons and cell phones. The gunmen then kidnapped the police officers for several hours. During that time, the kidnappers allegedly beat the officers repeatedly. In response to the kidnapping, state authorities deployed a series of large-scale search and rescue operations in an attempt to locate the missing cops.