‘Death Saint’ Cult Leader Detained By Mexican Police

MEXICO CITY — The leader of Mexico’s Death Saint cult has been detained on suspicion of participating in a kidnapping ring, prosecutors said Tuesday.The “Santa Muerte” cult has become popular among drug traffickers in Mexico, in part becau…

MEXICO CITY — The leader of Mexico’s Death Saint cult has been detained on suspicion of participating in a kidnapping ring, prosecutors said Tuesday.

The “Santa Muerte” cult has become popular among drug traffickers in Mexico, in part because followers believe the skeletal figure of the female “saint” may protect them from death or arrest.

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