Mexico nabs drug gang leader in state of Guerrero

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Associated Press

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Updated Saturday, May 17 at 9:12 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they have arrested the leader of a gang responsible for trafficking drugs from the southwestern state of Guerrero to the United States.

Federal police chief Monte Alejandro Rubido says that 45-year-old Leonor Nava Romero was arrested Friday in Tecpan de Galeana, Guerrero.

Rubido said Nava Romero worked with Hector Beltran Leyva, leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel. He added that not only was Nava Romero the main person responsible for drug shipments from Guerrero to the United States, he also was involved in kidnapping and extortion.

Nava Romero led a gang knows as "Los Rojos," or "The Reds." Rubido said Nava Romero allegedly ordered the killings of the Beltran Leyva cartel's opponents and is "probably responsible" for the slaying of eight soldiers in Chilpancingo, Guerrero in 2008.

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