Alleged head of Chicago branch of Mexican drug cartel arrested

December 10, 2014 9:38 PM

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - The alleged head of the Chicago-area branch of a Mexican drug cartel faces federal charges with seven others for a plot that involved carrying heroin and cocaine from Mexico to the United States in passenger buses, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Pablo Vega Cuevas, 40, who prosecutors say leads the local cell of the Guerreros Unidos cartel, and his brother-in-law, Alexander Figueroa, 37, both of Aurora, Illinois, were arrested on Tuesday in Oklahoma, and three others were arrested in the Chicago area. Arrest warrants have been issued for thr...

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