Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, 'La Tuta'

February 27, 2015 8:12 PM

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has captured the most wanted drug lord in the country, Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, police said on Friday, delivering a boost to a government battered by gang violence.

The 49-year-old former teacher was the prime target of President Enrique Peña Nieto's effort to regain control of Michoacan, a western state wracked by clashes between Gomez's Knights Templar cartel and armed vigilantes trying to oust them.

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