Wife of former mayor of Iguala is sent to prison for the case of the 43 missing students
The wife of the former mayor of Iguala Jose Luis Abarca, Maria de los Angeles Pineda Villa, was sent to prison for her alleged role as intellectual author, along with her husband, in the disappearance of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa.
A federal judge based in the Tamaulipas state issued an arrest warrant against Pineda on charges of organized crime and money laundering.
The magistrate accused her of having links with the cartels of the Beltran Leyva brothers and Guerreros Unidos.
According to investigations, Abarca ordered municipal policemen to confront students of the rural school, in Ayotzinapa, to prevent the sabotage of an act of his wife, who was emerging as his successor in the government of Iguala.
Pineda and her husband, who are linked to the criminal organization Guerreros Unidos, were arrested on November 4 in a popular district of the city of Mexico, after more than a month of being fugitives.
Both Pineda and her husband are accused as the masterminds of the disappearance last September 26th, of 43 students in southern Mexico, in cahoots with corrupt local police and the Guerreros Unidos cartel.