Mayor held in Mexico missing caseJose Luis Abarca stands up during a meeting with state government officials in Chilpancingo on 8 May 2014
Police in Mexico say they have arrested the fugitive mayor of the town of Iguala, where 43 students went missing in September.
Jose Luis Abarca was detained by federal police officers in the capital, Mexico City, a police spokesman said.
Abarca’s wife Maria de los Angeles Pineda was also arrested.
All 43 students are still missing. The BBC has a timeline:
Timeline: Iguala disappearance
26 Sept: Students from a teacher training college in Ayotzinapa travel to Iguala to protest and raise funds
Night of 26 Sept: Police stop the students, 6 people are shot dead, 43 students disappear
30 Sept: Iguala mayor Jose Luis Abarca asks for leave from his post, which is granted
4 Oct: Mass graves are found near Iguala containing 28 bodies
19 Oct: Federal police are deployed to Iguala and replace the municipal force
22 Oct: Mexico’s prosecutor general says an arrest warrant has been issued for Mr Abarca, his wife and the town’s police chief
23 Oct: Guerrero state governor Angel Aguirre resigns
29 Oct: President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the relatives of the missing students and promises a “renewed search plan”
4 Nov: Mr Abarca and his wife are arrested in Mexico City
The dead man, Gen. Ricardo Niño Villarreal, was security chief for the area around Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Laredo, Texas. The area is considered the turf of the Zetas drug cartel, which has been doing battle with the Gulf cartel.