Mexico catches one of country's most wanted drug traffickers 'El Taliban'

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    Mexico catches one of country's most wanted drug traffickers 'El Taliban'

    Published September 27, 2012
    Associated Press
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      This undated image provided by U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control shows Ivan Velazquez Caballero, known as "El Taliban." (AP/US Department of Treasury)
    MEXICO CITY – Mexico appeared to strike a major blow against one faction of the hyper-violent Zetas cartel, with the navy announcing it has captured one of the country's most-wanted drug traffickers, Ivan Velazquez Caballero, known as "El Taliban."
    Velazquez Caballero has been fighting a bloody internal battle with top Zetas' leader Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, and officials have said the split was behind a recent surge in massacres and shootouts, particularly in northern Mexico.
    "A person who is presumed to be, and acknowledges being, Ivan Velazquez Caballero, was captured in the state of San Luis Potosi" in north-central Mexico, the navy said in a statement on Wednesday.
    Officials were presenting Velazquez Caballero to the media Thursday morning.


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