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Mexican kidnapping arrests include 13 federal officers

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MEXICO CITY — Thirteen Mexican federal police officers are among 18 people arrested last week on suspicion of being part of a deadly kidnapping ring operating in the troubled Pacific resort city of Acapulco, government officials said Tuesday.

The arrests last Wednesday and Friday will likely do little to improve the reputation of the Federal Police, an agency that former President Felipe Calderon, who left office in December, had vainly hoped to transform into Mexico’s most trustworthy crime-fighting force.

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