Mexico captures El Chapo's successor running Sinaloa cartel

AP/San Antonio Express-News:
Mexican prosecutors said they captured one of the Sinaloa cartel leaders who launched a struggle for control of the gang following the re-arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

The attorney general's office said that in a raid Tuesday morning soldiers and prosecution agents captured a drug gang leader it called "Damaso N."

A federal official confirmed the suspect is Damaso Lopez, known by the nickname "El Licenciado" — a title for college graduates. Lopez was long considered Guzman's right-hand man and helped him escape from a Mexican prison in 2001.

The office distributed photos showing soldiers in full battle gear guarding the entrance of an upscale apartment building on a major boulevard in Mexico City, not far from downtown.
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There are other leaders of the cartel who are still at large.  There is no word on whether this arrestee will be extradited to the US.

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