Two dangerous criminals captured in Nicaragua
Managua, Sep 5 --(EFE)-- Two former members of the anti-Sandinista
Resistance group, which operated during the 1980's, and leaders of gangs which
committed serious crimes in northern Nicaragua were captured by the police, the
police reported Sunday.
The criminal known as ``Hitler,'' who led a group of killers and
kidnappers in the
municipalities of Tuma, La Dalia and Rancho Grande, 190 kilometers (115 miles)
north of Managua, was arrested on August 31.
Matagalpa Police Commissioner Evenor Gutierrez announced ``Hitler's''
without disclosing his true name.
He added that ``Hitler'' had trained and armed Modesto Perez Blandon,
Aug. 18 assassinated conservative legislator Jose Cuadra and his associates
Julio Ruiz Morales and Celino Lazo.
Moreover, army and police troops captured Gilberto Antonio ``Guapotillo''
Pastrana, also a former member of the Nicaraguan Resistance, who is accused of
murdering one youth, injuring another, and also of kidnapping and rape.
``Guapotillo'' lost three members of his band during a shootout
with army troops,
while another three deserted and surrendered to the authorities.