Busted

Juarez Drug Boss Carrillo Fuentes Seized

Mexican federal police have captured Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, reputed head of the Juarez Cartel, arresting the 51-year-old kingpin and a bodyguard in a "discreet operation" at a checkpoint in the northern city of Torreon, authorities said. No shots were fired in the arrest, notwithstanding the cartel's well-earned reputation for violence. Carrillo, known as "El Viceroy," was one of Mexico's most wanted alleged criminals, and the United States had been offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to his arrest or conviction. Carrillo faces a number of charges in the U.S., including drug trafficking, conspiracy, money laundering and ordering killings. His capture is the latest in a string of recent arrests of prominent cartel figures. Earlier this month Mexico arrested Hector Beltran, believed to be the leader of the Beltran Levya cartel, and in February, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of the Sinaloa group, was nabbed.