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Leader of the Knights Templar cell in Toluca is arrested

María Teresa Montaño| El Universal
19:45Wednesday 18 March 2015

'El Oso', Leader of the Knights Templar cell in Toluca, is arrested . (Photo: Archive/EL UNIVERSAL )

Sergio Esponosa Pérez, alias 'El Oso' was identified as the leader of the cell.

Members of the Public Security Commission (CSC), arrested the leader of the criminal organization of the Knights Templar cell in Toluca, Sergio Espinosa Pérez, alias "El Oso."

Espinosa Pérez was arrested along with two other people and he was identified as the person in charge of kidnapping, extortion and drug distribution in the region.

According to commissioner Damián Canales Mena, these criminals committed at least five kidnappings in the Valley of Toluca (three of businessmen as well as a student and a farmer), also they charged extortion fees to vendors and restaurant owners in Toluca and Almoloya de Juárez, among other municipalities.