27,000 arrested in Mexico drug war in 2010

Posted on December 25, 2010 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Mexico, Organized Crime

Security forces have this year arrested over 27,000 suspected drug gang members, as part of Mexico’s ongoing bloody military-led crackdown on cartel operations, officials said. Among the top captures for Mexican authorities were the arrests of drug kingpin Edgar Valdez, known as “the Barbie,” as well as the killings of Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel, a top leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug gang, and Gulf cartel leader Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, known as “Tony Tormenta,” officials said. Read Article

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