Mexican police chief charged in disappearance of 43 students

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Mexico has ordered that a once-fugitive police chief be held on charges of aggravated kidnapping in the disappearance of 43 students.

The Attorney General’s Office announced the judge’s order in a brief statement late Tuesday.

National Security Commissioner Renato Sales said earlier Tuesday in an interview with Imagen Radio that former Iguala police chief Felipe Flores hasn’t provided any information about the students’ location.

The government’s investigation determined that local police in Iguala intercepted several busloads of students from the Rural Normal School at Ayotzinapa on Sept. 26, 2014. They were allegedly turned over to a local drug cartel and killed.

Flores was arrested Friday in Iguala. Sales says he was caught visiting his wife at a friend’s house.

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