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Security forces nabbed Alberto Carrillo Fuentes in Mexico's western state of Nayarit, marking the third high profile drug arrest in as many months.
Mexican security forces nabbed the alleged leader of the New Juaraz Cartel on Sunday, marking the third high profile drug arrest in as many months.
Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, nicknamed "Ugly Betty," was arrested in the Pacific Coast state of Nayarit. He faces charges of drug trafficking and organized crime.
His brother, Vicente, a former leader of the cartel, is also wanted by police.
Another brother, Amado, led the cartel until his untimely death in 1997.
Nicknamed “Lord of the Skies” for his large fleet of planes used to smuggle cocaine from Colombia to the US, Amado died after undergoing plastic surgery to change his appearance in order to avoid capture.
Authorities caught suspected Zetas leader Miguel Angel Trevino Morales on July 15, followed by alleged Gulf Cartel boss Mario Armando Ramirez Trevino on Aug. 17 amid a longrunning crackdown on drug traffickers and organized crime.
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