Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Police: American-born drug kingpin arrested in Mexico

(CNN) -- American-born Edgar Valdez Villarreal, believed to be one of Mexico's most ruthless drug traffickers, was captured Monday, Mexican authorities said.  Federal police made the capture, though the exact location and timing of it were not immediately known.  The arrest, a high-profile win for Mexican authorities, followed "intelligence work" that began in June 2009, federal police said in a statement.  His capture came after a shootout, according to Viviana Macias, a spokeswoman with the federal attorney general's office.

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