Drug lord nabbed in northern Mexico
The acting head of Mexico's Arrellano Felix drug smuggling cartel has been arrested in northern Mexico city of Tijuana, authorities said Friday, Xinhua reported.
Julio Cesar Heredia Magana, a top drug trafficker in the country, was caught at a safe house with two other men and a woman, said Alfonso Durate Mugica, a military commander in the area. Firearms and about 500 kg of marijuana were also seized at the scene.
Crackdown on drug smuggling has been a top policy priority of Mexican President Felipe Calderon since he took office in December 2006.
Tens of thousands of people were killed in drug-related violence since then. Latest news reports said 10 dead bodies were founded in the southern city of Mazatepec in a murder apparently related to drugs.