Two Suspects Charged in KIdnapping of Las Vegas Boy

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say two men have been charged in
the kidnapping of a 6-year-old Las Vegas boy last year.

U.S. Attorney for Nevada Greg Brower says Luis Vega-Rubio, 36,
and Jose Lopez-Buelna, 49, are each charged with one count of
conspiracy to kidnap a child.

A federal criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday accuses the men of
abducting Cole Puffinburger on Oct. 15 to send a message to the
boy's grandfather.

Prosecutors believe the grandfather had made off with millions
of dollars in drug money from a U.S.-Mexico smuggling operation.

Puffinburger was found unharmed three days later in a Las Vegas
neighborhood.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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