Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Major Arrest In Mexico's Drug Cartel Wars

Edgar Valdez, a US citizen also known as Barbie, was arrested in central Mexico after police tracked his movements for more than a year. Photo from The BBC

Police: Accused U.S.-Born Drug Kingpin Moved Tons Of Cocaine To U.S. -- CNN

Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- Authorities in Mexico revealed additional details Tuesday about an accused American-born drug kingpin detained Monday who they say moved tons of cocaine into the United States.

Masked security forces in black uniforms and helmets, rifles in hand, escorted Edgar Valdez Villarreal and some of his accused associates before news reporters and photographers during a news conference Tuesday morning.

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More News On The Arrest Of A Mexican Drug Kingpin

Mexican Police Arrest Alleged Drug Kingpin -- New York Times
Mexican police arrest 'drugs kingpin' Edgar Valdez Villareal -- The Guardian
Mexicans hope drug lord's arrest may be turning point -- Reuters
Mexican police arrest alleged drug kingpin wanted in Atlanta -- AJC
Edgar Valdez Villarreal – suspected drug lord 'La Barbie' – arrested in Mexico -- Christian Science Monitor
Mexico's drugs war: a crime writer's perspective -- BBC
Profile: Edgar Valdez -- BBC
Mexican drug war: by numbers -- The Telegraph

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