Suspected Drug Cartel Chief Arrested in Mexico

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The Mexican Government is continuing its crackdown on violent drug cartels. Only one day after offering $2 million for tips leading to top drug lords, it was announced Wednesday that Hector Huerta Rios, also known as "La Burra" or "El Junior," was arrested Tuesday in San Pedro Garza Garcia in Nuevo Leon state. CNN reports Huerta was flown to Mexico City on Tuesday night to face federal charges.

Huerta was principal operator for the Beltran-Leyva cartel in northern Mexico,
and the reward for his capture was $1 million, or 15 million pesos. News reports stated the cartel leader was a suspect in the 2006 shooting death of Marcelo Garza y Garza, the head of the State Agency of Investigations. His arrest was the third major score for the government this week.

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