Authorities may be one step closer to apprehending the people believed responsible for abducting and murdering 43 college students in the Mexican state of Guerrero.

The Associated Press reports that Mexican federal authorities have arrested Miguel Angel Landa Bahena, who has been described as an associate of Gildardo López Astudillo, the gang leader who allegedly ordered the students kidnapped, murdered and then incinerated.

Landa Bahena was apprehended in Mexico City after four suspects who were first arrested in October and then again in November, identified him as an accomplice of Astudillo’s.

The arrest is the latest twist in an investigation that began last year, after 43 students from a teacher’s college were rounded up on their way to protest a speech that was being given by Maria de los Angeles Pineda, the wife of Iguala’s then-mayor, Jose Luis Abarca.

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