More than 28,000 people have died since President
drug cartels. Supporters of Valdez Villarreal are thought to have
beheaded dozens of people in recent months.
Calderon confirmed the arrest on Twitter: “Federal police trapped ‘La Barbie,’ one of the most wanted criminals in
Calderon didn’t say where the arrest took place.
A federal indictment unsealed in
Authorities released a photo of Valdez Villarreal
during his capture. In it, he sported a light beard and tightly cropped
hair, and he wore a green polo shirt.
“This is an extraordinary achievement,”
commission on public security, told Foro TV. “There was an air around
this guy that he was untouchable, that he would never be caught.”
The arrest of Valdez Villarreal came barely a month after law enforcement agents in
Valdez Villarreal belonged to the Sinaloa Cartel before one of its chiefs,
Over the weekend, further evidence emerged of the brutal struggle between La Barbie’s gang and followers of
Henchmen strung up the decapitated bodies of four men from a bridge Sunday in
“This is what will happen to all those who support the traitor
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