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Top Mexican drug lord captured

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

Hector Beltran Leyva, one of Mexico’s most wanted drug lords, was captured in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico when
troops closed in on nabbing a seafood restaurant on Wednesday.

His arrest came after 11 months of investigation as intelligence officials traced his path.

Mexican authorities were offering a reward of more than US $2 million for information leading to his capture. The U.S. State Department’s Narcotics Rewards Program was also offering a reward of up to US $5 million.

Beltran Leyva, who led a cartel by the same name, had been living a discreet, low-profile life in Mexico’s Queretaro state, abandoning a life of luxury to appear as a simple businessman.

(Source: CNN World News)

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