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Police arrest a Beltran Leyva cartel boss in Mexico City

Mexico City, Apr 17 (EFE).- A man suspected of being the Beltran Leyva drug cartel's No. 2 boss was arrested by the Federal Police in Mexico City following an eight-month investigation, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said. Arnoldo Villa Sanchez, a 40-year-old native of the southern state of Guerrero, became cartel boss Hector Beltran Leyva's security chief in 2009 and developed a reputation for his aggressiveness and use of violence, qualities that helped him quickly climb the criminal organization's ranks.

Police arrest a Beltran Leyva cartel boss in Mexico City

Mexico City, Apr 17 (EFE).- A man suspected of being the Beltran Leyva drug cartel's No. 2 boss was arrested by the Federal Police in Mexico City following an eight-month investigation, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said. Arnoldo Villa Sanchez, a 40-year-old native of the southern state of Guerrero, became cartel boss Hector Beltran Leyva's security chief in 2009 and developed a reputation for his aggressiveness and use of violence, qualities that helped him quickly climb the criminal organization's ranks.

Baseball: Puig mum on reports of perilous flight from Cuba

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig says he won't be drawn into discussing his flight from Cuba despite magazine articles describing human trafficking, a drug cartel and death threats. "I'm aware of the recent articles and news accounts," Puig said Wednesday in a statement issued through his agent, Adam Katz. "I understand that people are curious and have questions, but I will have no comment on this subject."

Baseball: Puig mum on reports of perilous flight from Cuba

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig says he won't be drawn into discussing his flight from Cuba despite magazine articles describing human trafficking, a drug cartel and death threats. "I'm aware of the recent articles and news accounts," Puig said Wednesday in a statement issued through his agent, Adam Katz. "I understand that people are curious and have questions, but I will have no comment on this subject."

Life after 'Chapo': 'El Mayo' heads Sinaloa cartel

A veteran drug baron has taken over Mexico's powerful Sinaloa cartel, apparently averting a war of succession after the capture of kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, US security officials told AFP. Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada filled the void after Mexican marines backed by US intelligence arrested his longtime associate in February, the two officials said. Zambada inherited the crown even though Guzman has sons in the business, but they lack enough experience and respect within the cartel to take charge, the sources said.

Mexico captures Beltran Leyva cartel honcho

Police have arrested the deputy leader of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel in Mexico City as he visited the capital, authorities said Wednesday. Arnoldo Villa Sanchez was arrested by federal police on Tuesday, three days after he arrived to see family and associates during Holy Week, said National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido. At a news conference, Rubido described Villa, 40, as the second highest member of the criminal group headed by Hector Beltran Leyva.

2 Mayors arrested on organized crime, theft charges in Mexico

Morelia, Mexico, Apr 16 (EFE).- The mayor of Apatzingan, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, was arrested for allegedly having links to organized crime groups, while the mayor of the city of Tacambaro was detained on theft charges, state prosecutors said. Uriel Chavez Mendoza, the mayor of Apatzingan, was arrested on extortion charges for allegedly intimidating three councilmen into paying 20,000 pesos ($1,527) each monthly to the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel, the Michoacan Attorney General's Office said.

2 Mayors arrested on organized crime, theft charges in Mexico

Morelia, Mexico, Apr 16 (EFE).- The mayor of Apatzingan, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, was arrested for allegedly having links to organized crime groups, while the mayor of the city of Tacambaro was detained on theft charges, state prosecutors said. Uriel Chavez Mendoza, the mayor of Apatzingan, was arrested on extortion charges for allegedly intimidating three councilmen into paying 20,000 pesos ($1,527) each monthly to the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel, the Michoacan Attorney General's Office said.

Mexico state arrests mayor suspected of links to drug gang

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican prosecutors have arrested the mayor of a town in the troubled western state of Michoacán on suspicion of collaborating with a violent drug gang. The state government of Michoacán said in a statement it had detained Uriel Chavez, the mayor of Apatzingán, a city that has been a major stronghold of the Knights Templar.

Mexican mayor arrested in drug cartel bastion

The mayor of a western Mexican city once considered a drug cartel stronghold has been arrested on suspicion of forcing town councilors to pay off crime lords, authorities said. Uriel Chavez is accused of pressuring councilors to donate $1,500 of their salary to support the Knights Templar drug cartel in Apatzingan in the western state of Michoacan, the state prosecutor's office said in a statement. Chavez was arrested Tuesday on extortion charges.
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