Among 9 organized crime suspects arrested in Veracruz is alleged killer of Mexican crime reporter Víctor Báez

Authorities in Veracruz, Mexico, said they arrested nine organized crime suspects, at least one of whom is suspected of killing Mexican reporter Víctor Báez Chino, according to Milenio, the newspaper for which Báez worked.

The suspects were arrested during a police raid on a hotel and a house to capture alleged members of an organized crime ring in the city of Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz, reported Radio Fórmula and Noticias de Quintana Roo.

On June 14, Báez became the ninth journalist killed in Veracruz during the past 18 months. This is the first case in which Mexican authorities have been able to arrest suspects for the killing of a journalist in Veracruz.

Veracruz is the most dangerous state for journalists in Mexico, which is the most dangerous country for journalists in the Americas.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.