Mexico captures leader of Tijuana cartel

June 24, 2014 6:36 PM

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Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican troops have arrested the head of the Tijuana drug cartel, who for years had eluded capture by US and Mexican justice, officials said Tuesday.

Fernando Sanchez Arellano, 37, also known as "El Ingeniero" (The Engineer) was arrested in a military raid in Tijuana Monday, an official in the attorney general's office said.

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