Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel leader


Mexican police have arrested Margarito Soto Reyes, believed to be one of the leading members of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, the government says.

Soto Reyes, also known as "The Tiger", was detained with eight accomplices near the western city of Guadalajara, the Ministry of Public Security said.

Soto Reyes allegedly smuggled half a tonne of drugs into the US every month.

Police believe he replaced Ignacio Coronel, a top member of the cartel killed by soldiers in July.

He did not have much time to enjoy his new job. There were no details on how he was apprehended, but the Mexicans appear to be getting better at developing intelligence on certain cartel operatives.


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