Sunday, April 19, 2015
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said on Sunday they had captured a leader of the Juarez Cartel wanted by the United States government who took the helm after the organization's long-time chief was nabbed last year.
The leader, Jesus Aguayo, was detained on Friday by Federal troops in Villa Ahumada in the northern state of Chihuahua, which borders the United States and has played host to some of the worst drug trafficking-related violence in the country.
Aguayo, nicknamed "El Chuyin," provided the explosives for the July 2010 detonation of a car bomb which killed two police officers, a doctor and a paramedic, authorities said.
He assumed command of the organization following the capture of former Juarez Cartel chief Vicente Carrillo in October.
The United States accuses Aguayo of drug trafficking and involvement in the killing of José Daniel González, a protected witness killed in El Paso in 2009.
Mexico has sought his arrest for kidnapping, murder, drug trafficking and gasoline theft.
More than 100,000 people have died in gang-related violence in Mexico over the past eight years.
English Translation: Business Insider
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