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Mexico Makes Big Arrest: One of The Most Wanted

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico has detained one of its most wanted
drug suspects.
Vicente Carrillo (kuh-DEE'-yoh) Leyva allegedly was the second
in command of the powerful Juarez drug cartel.
Mexico's federal Attorney General's Office made the announcement
today. That came hours before the Obama administration's top
security officials and their Mexican counterparts discuss ways to
stop arms smuggling across the border. They're also to talk about
new strategies for fighting the drug cartels that have fueled
violence in both countries.
Federal police say the 32-year-old Carrillo Leyva was caught
early yesterday while he was exercising in a park in a posh Mexico
City neighborhood. He's the son of drug kingpin Amado Carrillo
Fuentes, who was one of Mexico's most important drug traffickers
before he died during plastic surgery to change his appearance in
1997.
Amado Carrillo Fuentes was nicknamed "the Lord of the Skies"
because of his success in sending planeloads of cocaine in to the
United States. After his death, Amado's brother Vicente took over
the cartel and Amado's son, Vicente Carrillo Leyva became
second-in-command.


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