Four police officers have been arrested in Guatemala for involvement in a variety of crimes, including kidnap and armed robbery.

Meanwhile in neighbouring Honduras, authorities have fired a third of senior police officers in a corruption purge.

From USA Today

Officers charged with kidnapping, armed robbery in Guatemala

The officers were arrested on charges of kidnapping, armed robbery and criminal conspiracy after a lengthy investigation. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency assisted with the probe, Aldo Chapas, the prosecutor who heads the Public Ministry’s anti-drug division, told USA TODAY.

The investigation began in December 2015, after the police officers pulled over a pickup truck. They handcuffed the two people inside, loaded them into a car, drove them to a remote location and robbed them, according to prosecutors. Before leaving them stranded and handcuffed, the officers threatened to return and kill their victims if they tried to report the robbery.

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