Another Drug Lord Arrested

The Mexican police have nabbed another major player in the bloody Mexican drug war. They captured Carrillo Leyva–the Number Two of the powerful Juarez Cartel–yesterday while he was jogging in a park in a rich Mexico City suburb. It’s the fourth major arrest in the last few weeks. Leyva, who is known as “Lord of the Skies” for transporting cocaine to the States via airplane, had a $2 million bounty on his head. After this, Leyva may consider following in his father’s footsteps: Amado Carrillo Fuentes, the former head of the Juarez Cartel, died in plastic surgery trying to change his appearance in 1997. The arrest came hours before Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano were set to meet with Mexican officials to discuss arms smuggling.