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Mexico Arrests Another Alleged Cartel Head

July 19, 2013

Just one day after Mexican authorities announced the arrest of the reputed boss of the Los Zetas drug cartel, officials said Thursday they were holding an alleged leader of another powerful drug operation.

Víctor Hugo Delgado Renteria, alias El Tornado, allegedly is one of the heads of the Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel. He was arrested July 10 in the western state of Jalisco, the newspaper Milenio reported, citing federal prosecutors.

Federal troops captured the reputed boss of the Los Zetas cartel, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, alias Z-40, on Monday near the US border. He is wanted for his role in two massacres in which 250 people were killed in 2010 and 2011.

Trevino Morales is on the most-wanted list of both the Mexican and US governments.

Los Zetas allegedly controls large areas in Mexico and Central America and also has operations in the US. It is blamed for having raised the level of brutality in Mexico's gang wars with beheadings and large-scale massacres, often of civilians.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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