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|Mexico: Reputed Drug Gang Member Caught|
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July 26, 2010
Mexico City — Mexican federal police have announced the arrest of an alleged top member of a drug gang blamed in recent killings and a car-bombing in the violence-ridden city of Ciudad Juarez on the border.
|Luis Vazquez Barragan, known as "El 20," an alleged member of the Mexican drug gang "La Linea," is escorted by police while presented to the press in Mexico City Sunday. (Marco Ugarte/Associated Press)|
Police on Sunday described Luis Vazquez Barragan as a top member of La Linea gang, the enforcement arm of the Juarez cartel. They say the 39-year-old Vazquez Barragan received orders directly from cartel boss Vicente Carrillo Fuentes.
Vazquez Barragan allegedly organized payments, moved drugs and oversaw a system of safe houses in and around Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas.