Two Mexican officers have been arrested this week for looting from the site of music superstar Jenni Rivera’s fatal plane crash.
The officers were caught after images of the crash site were found on one of the arrested officers’ cell phones – the same images leaked to the Mexican media this week, according to the Nuevo Leon state government.
The extremely graphic photos depicted body parts and personal documents belonging to those aboard the doomed flight, including Jenni Rivera, 43, a singer and reality star known as the “Queen of Banda”.
The Spanish news agency EFE identified the arrested officers as Luis Antonio Ávila Moreno, 23 and Mario Alberto García Pacheco, 24.
The items that the duo allegedly stole from the plane were not identified by investigators.
As the issue of police corruption rears its ugly head, Mexican authorities hope to continue with the investigation of the tragic crash on Sunday.
A person speaking on behalf of the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles told TMZ: “We have over 2,000,000 police officers [in Mexico], and unfortunately some of these officers have been corrupt in the past, but we cannot generalize that the whole force is corrupt.”
The rep added: “Mexico has been working very hard to make their citizens and tourists safe, however it is not fair to judge the whole tree based upon a few bad apples.”
The body of the singer and reality star from California was found in the wreckage along with the bodies of six others, including her publicist, lawyer, make-up artist and two pilots.
News of the arrests came as Jenni Rivera’s family identified her remains.