Alleged drug kingpin arrested in Mexico
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Mexico, has been arrested by in southern ., alleged to be a major kingpin in
"No shots were fired. It was a very fast operation. The investigation has been going on for a long time," an unnamed police officer told Reuters. Simental was handcuffed and swiftly flown to .
The United States spokesperson Michael Sanders said the DEA assisted in the arrest. "He is one the most notorious drug lords and was on a list of the Top 24 drug traffickers in all of Mexico," said a member of the DEA.
Simental was presented to the press where Ramon Pequeno of the Federal Police said: "He was one of the most wanted suspects by both the Mexican and U.S. governments."
According to The New York Times Simental used to be a top for the before assuming control. He is said to be particularly brutal, pinning cautionary notes to his victims or dissolving them in .
It is estimated that 17,000 people have been killed in the last three years of the.
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