Nov 5, 2011

Drug War: Mexico arrests 'Barredora drug cartel leader'

Al Jazeera English: "Mexican police have arrested the alleged leader of the La Barredora drug cartel, which is believed to be partly responsible for the recent upswing in abductions and murders in the resort city of Acapulco.

Under heavy security, police showed Victor Manuel Rivera Galiana, known as "Victor, El Gordo" (Victor, the Fat Man), to journalists at a Mexico City news conference. Ramon Eduardo Pequeno, a federal police official, said that Rivera Galiana, who was arrested on Friday, was one of three founders of La Barredora." read more

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