The former Attorney General of Mexico was arrested on the charge of the forced disappearance of 43 students.
According to the British newspaper, this is the biggest arrest so far in the case, Jesus Murillo was arrested yesterday from his home in the capital.
They are accused of enforced disappearance, torture and concealment of facts, which will now be viewed in the context of state-sponsored crime.
Murillo will be incarcerated in a Mexico City jail, officials said.
Just hours after their arrest, a court ordered the arrest of 83 soldiers, police officers, Guerrero state officials and gang operatives in connection with the missing students case.
Murillo was the Attorney General of Mexico from 2012 to 2015, he is accused of the September 26, 2014 disappearance of several students from a rural college.
The remains of only 3 students have been recovered and identified while the rest are still missing.
International experts say that there are many irregularities in the investigation at the official level.