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Mexico announces capture of alleged drug lord (WARNING - Graphic photos)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/2/10 | Alexandra Olson - ap

Posted on 01/02/2010 8:06:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge

MEXICO CITY – Mexican police have captured alleged drug lord Carlos Beltran Leyva, just two week after his even more powerful brother was killed in a shootout with troops — back-to-back victories in President Felipe Calderon's drug war.

The Public Safety office said in a statement Saturday night that Carlos Beltran Leyva was arrested in Culiacan, the capital of the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa, where he and several of his brothers were born and allegedly started their gang.

Two weeks ago, his brother Arturo, reputed chief of the Beltran Leyva Cartel, was killed in a shootout with Mexican marines in the central city of Cuernavaca.

Mexican officials in the past have described Carlos Beltran as a key member of the gang, but it was unclear if he took over as chief of the cartel after his brother died. A third brother, Alfredo Beltran Levya, was arrested in January 2008.

Another brother, Mario Beltran Leyva, is still at large and listed as one of Mexico's most wanted alleged drug lords.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: calderon; capture; comingtoyourtown; drugcartel; drugcartels; druglord; druglords; leyva; mexico; narcoterror; niceundies; warnextdoor

A police inspector examines the body identified by navy officials as belonging to drug cartel leader Arturo Beltran Leyva, in Cuernavaca, Mexico, on December 16. Six Mexican forensics experts have been suspended for allegedly altering a crime scene where bloodstained banknotes were spread over the body of drug lord Arturo Beltran Leyva, an official said. (AFP/Agencia El Universal/File)


1 posted on 01/02/2010 8:06:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

THREAD BUMP.
Crime doesn’t pay.


2 posted on 01/02/2010 8:11:54 PM PST by Cindy
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To: NormsRevenge

In those famous words: “He’s dead, Jamie.”


3 posted on 01/02/2010 8:14:22 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: Cindy

**Crime doesn’t pay.**

Yes it does... only ..the Government does NOT LIKE the Competition!!


4 posted on 01/02/2010 8:14:24 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: NormsRevenge; SwinneySwitch; MeekOneGOP

I bet he doesn’t smell too good.


5 posted on 01/02/2010 8:14:29 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: NormsRevenge
"Two weeks ago, his brother Arturo, reputed chief of the Beltran Leyva Cartel, was killed in a shootout with Mexican marines in the central city of Cuernavaca."

Now that's a war on drugs, which we haven't fought, yet. We've only used the phrase as a silly metaphor. We should be fighting a real war on drugs. :-)


6 posted on 01/02/2010 8:16:55 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: TaMoDee

Jamie = Jaime


7 posted on 01/02/2010 8:18:35 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: NormsRevenge

Good, hope they keep fighting it there, because if they bring that decapitation nonsense here, I am all deputizing a bunch of folks to go a’hunting Mexican mafistas


8 posted on 01/02/2010 8:20:25 PM PST by Molon Labbie
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To: NormsRevenge

Going to Mexico these days is just nuts!


9 posted on 01/02/2010 8:20:48 PM PST by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Aerated


10 posted on 01/02/2010 8:21:19 PM PST by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Dude's face looks a bit puffy. Heh, heh.

11 posted on 01/02/2010 8:21:21 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Carlos Beltran Leyva is seen after being arrested in Sinaloa, Mexico December 30, 2009. His brother, Arturo Beltran Leyva, a cartel chief dubbed "The Boss of Bosses," was killed during a shootout on December 16. Mexico's Federal police announced the arrest of Leyva on January 2, 2010. Picture taken December 30, 2009. REUTERS/Policia Federal/Handout (MEXICO - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)


12 posted on 01/02/2010 8:27:12 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: NormsRevenge

Nice undies.


13 posted on 01/02/2010 8:31:14 PM PST by TXBlair (Hook 'em Tide and Stick it to 'em, Leach.)
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To: TXBlair
Thanks!

afp

14 posted on 01/02/2010 8:31:51 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: Right Wing Assault

He’d look better as a corpse. He’ll just run things from prison anyway so why “capture” the guy.


15 posted on 01/02/2010 8:34:17 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: NormsRevenge

Looking at that pic, I have little reason to doubt that they got him with a grenade.


16 posted on 01/02/2010 9:12:30 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: NormsRevenge

Sucks to be him.


17 posted on 01/02/2010 9:27:58 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! The real reason the left wants to disarm us is becoming clearer.)
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To: pepperdog

Screw you. Family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande’.

/s


18 posted on 01/02/2010 9:31:19 PM PST by TheUndead (...it's all downhill from here.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Ya think those Mexican Marines in the photo will be court-martialed for hitting him?


19 posted on 01/02/2010 9:46:04 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Cindy

Only drug users do.


20 posted on 01/03/2010 4:06:19 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: TheUndead

I am entitled to my opinion, and my opinion is that your response was WAY out of line!


21 posted on 01/03/2010 5:52:28 AM PST by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think i’m gonna skip lunch.
lol


22 posted on 01/03/2010 10:20:27 AM PST by mowowie
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To: NormsRevenge; patriot08; ezoeni; Yehuda; Texas Gal; RC one; DirtyHarryY2K; woerm; bert; altura; ...

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


23 posted on 01/03/2010 12:48:16 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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To: Travis McGee

I was thinking the same thing.


24 posted on 01/03/2010 12:50:06 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: NormsRevenge

Uday? Quesay? is that you?


25 posted on 01/03/2010 1:06:36 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . What ever I do is what shall be)
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To: gwilhelm56
Rep. Ron Paul's desk sign.

"DON'T STEAL THE GOVERNMENT HATES COMPETITION"

26 posted on 01/04/2010 8:13:04 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (ObommaNation - beyond your expectations.)
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To: Travis McGee

When their brother was killed by Marines, one of the Marines was also killed. The government used Mexican Marines because they haven’t been involved in the actions against the cartels and are not infected by the drug money.

They gave the Marine who was killed a hero’s funeral—but that identified him and his family so the narcos invaded the funeral and killed all the family members, probably as a warning to the Marines to stay out of the War on Drugs.

“Poor Mexico! So close to the United States and so far from God.”


27 posted on 01/04/2010 8:29:24 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: wildbill
When their brother was killed by Marines, one of the Marines was also killed. The government used Mexican Marines because they haven’t been involved in the actions against the cartels and are not infected by the drug money.

They gave the Marine who was killed a hero’s funeral—but that identified him and his family so the narcos invaded the funeral and killed all the family members, probably as a warning to the Marines to stay out of the War on Drugs.

That kind of stuff would have the opposite effect on me. I would want to find out who they were and chase every last one of them down, not giving any one of them a moment's rest until they were dead swinging from a tree.

The lesson here is that they (the good guys) are going to have to have security at public events like funerals. I mean guys on the high ground performing overwatch detail, and a rapid reaction force that can cut off avenues of escape and destroy the enemy in detail if such an attack happens again.

I seem to remember (from the Godfather movies) that in the old country the mafia would have guys carrying shotguns and armed with rifles at funerals and weddings, in preparation for such an attack...

28 posted on 01/06/2010 5:10:47 PM PST by Screaming_Gerbil (Luke 22:36 "Then said he unto them...he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.")
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