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Leader of powerful criminal cartel arrested in Mexico

RIO DE JANEIRO: Police in the Mexican city of Apaseo el Alto said on Sunday they had arrested Jose Antonio Yepez Ortiz, alias El Marro, the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel.
“I would like to inform you that this morning in a joint operation by regional and national armed forces, the leader of a criminal group operating in the Laja-Bajio region of Guanajuato was arrested,” Guanajuato governor Diego Sinhue Rodriguez Vallejo wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
Police released a kidnapped hostage, arrested five others, and seized a weapons cache during the raid, according to a statement by the state prosecutor.
El Marro will be taken to the El Altiplano maximum security prison, Mexico’s Security Minister Alfonso Durazo wrote on Twitter. (DPA)